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The Heart of Everything

Within TemptationAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

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Masters of elegance, melodrama and symphonic grandeur, Within Temptation are not just one of the most distinctive and charismatic bands to emerge from the metal scene in recent times, but also one of European metal’s greatest success stories of the last decade. Formed in 1996 by guitarist Robert Westerholt and vocalist Sharon den Adel, ably assisted by bassist Jeroen van Veen, the Dutch ... Read more in Amazon's Within Temptation Store

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  • Audio CD (July 24, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,354 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Howling
2. What Have You Done
3. Frozen
4. Our Solemn Hour
5. The Heart Of Everything
6. Hand Of Sorrow
7. The Cross
8. Final Destination
9. All I Need
10. Stand My Ground
11. The Truth Beneath the Rose
12. Forgiven
13. What Have You Done

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US version includes two bonus tracks, 'Stand My Ground' and 'What Have You Done' (Extended Version). 2007 release from the Dutch Gothic Metal band who have been pounding the Metal pavement with their unique brand of hard-edged Metal for over a decade. Their sound is the perfect combination of guitar-driven Hard Rock and ambitious Symphonic Metal. Underneath the aggressive wall of sound lies a secret beauty that can often be dark and uninviting. 13 tracks including 'Howling', 'Frozen' and 'Final Destination'.

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great album by WT July 28, 2007
Format:Audio CD
First I'd like to make one note. There are three versions of this album out. This version is probably the smartest choice. It's less than half the cost of the imports and it also includes one more song, Stand My Ground. Sure Stand My Ground has already been released on Silent Force. But you're still talking about half the cost and one added bonus song. It sounds like a no-brainer to me.

I got into Within Temptation with their album Silent Force. I immediately fell in love with their music. Their mix of orchestral music and heavy mettle riffing along with Sharon's amazing voice range landed their music as an instant staple in my collection.

This album is no less amazing. The lyrics can be related to by anyone. The variety in each song keeps the album from getting dull or redundant.

If you like Within Temptation, this album will not disappoint. If you've never heard their music before, I heavily suggest both this album and Silent Force. This album would probably be a great starting point, though, given it's price.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Won't repent to a mortal whom is all to blame October 18, 2007
Format:Audio CD
It should be noted that I'm new to Within Temptation--this being my first CD by them--so with that in mind, I love this CD. For whatever reason I always got Within Temptation and After Forever mixed up (my apologies if you take offense to that), seeing as how I'm not a huge fan of dual male/female vocals like what After Forever sport, you'd see the reason I kind of passed over WT for so long. What brought me to finally buy a WT CD? Stand My Ground.

For me, The Heart Of Everything is one of those CDs where you kick yourself for not listening to it sooner. There's a little bit of everything on here...powerful riffs, sing-a-long choruses, great verses, excellent lyrics, and possibly my favorite ingredient, a few of the songs truly have that 'epic' feel to them. Since buying THOE I haven't stopped listening to it and it only gets better with each further spin. I only find myself saying "Oop! Now there's a good song!" It's been a long while since a CD has evoked this kind of emotion in me.

Being new to WT, I didn't really know what I was getting myself into so I just put the CD in and let it play. The Howling came on and, well, it's beyond the most perfect opener. It has that 'epic' feel I mentioned and Sharon's delivery only elevates the song more. Past that, if you're looking for some heavy tracks, What Have You Done (I prefer the extended version myself), Our Solemn Hour, The Heart Of Everything, Final Destination, and The Truth Beneath The Rose are all right up your alley. Feel like a ballad? All I Need and Forgiven are among the most tasteful I've heard recently. As for the rest, Frozen, Hand of Sorrow, The Cross, and Stand My Ground are all extremely impressive as well.

My favorite songs are The Howling, Frozen, Final Destination, All I Need, and Stand My Ground.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Excellent October 18, 2007
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This album finds a more refined, focused and commercially viable piece of work from Within Temptation. Gone are the growling male vocals and long musical journeys. This statement without hearing the album could be a kiss of death BUT not so here. The band put Sharon Den Adel in front with a microphone and she delivered the goods. This is an excellent album, the songs have good melodies and hooks that make them very likeable. This is my second album by the band, the first one I bought the music was good but the production or engineering was bad which was a real shame. When you hear The Heart of Everything you will understand why there is boung to be comparisons to Evanescence. I don't own any of their albums. I heard the first one but didn't like it enough to buy it. Within Temptation have more tools in the box and do a better job with the genre. When I discovered bands like Nightwish, Tristania, Epica etc I could not believe this great music was out there and American radio was so narrow minded as to not introduce this music to the air waves. Hopefully Within Temptation can break through with this album and once established bring back some of the original rawness. Heart of Everything even has a couple ballads which are very good. As some one mentioned the songs do seem to have formula but it doesn't stop the talent from shining through. As some of the songs built up in emotion I was expecting a little jamming or more Progressive filler but some one kept the songs in a neat little package. I don't mean for this to sound critical, it's just that this album is very different from my other, Sins of My Beloved. As a finished product this is a good thing. I am enjoying this album a lot and expect it to be in my listening stack for some time to come. I hope the album does good things for the band. I encourage you to give The Heart of Everything a listen.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Within Temptation, New and Improved! April 18, 2007
By zahrans
Format:Audio CD
within temptation new and improved! after the successfull but slightly more poppier offering of "the silent force", released way back in 2004, wt has gone back to their roots & have tried to incorporate heavier elements into most of their newer material(s). the result is "the heart of everything", an album which, even though it still has the familiar wt vocal harmonies & brilliantly over the top orchestration, manages to sound a bit more edgier & heavier.

the album contains 11 songs, 12 if you purchased the deluxe digipak edition. (a rock edition of "what have you done" which sounds a touch like a nightwish effort is included as the bonus) standout tracks (for me at least) include the first single released "what have you done", "our solemn hour", the truth beneath the rose" and especially "the cross", which highlights the "new" sound wt have managed to achieve.

lead singer sharon den adel's performance here is simply superb. while i cannot stress enough how much i enjoy listening to her, there have been comments or criticisms from various quarters in the past about the sameness of her vocals. criticisms which would be out of place regarding "the heart of everything" where she manages to combine her usual high pitched notes with innovative vocalizations & operatic style singing. the guys as always give a solid performance & overall, the production of the album, from it's audio quality, to the beautiful artwork and the innovative usage of the opendisc technology (which links the purchaser with bonuses & exclusive wt content or features) is simply top class...

to be sure, there ARE issues. for example i didn't care much for the track "all i need". vocally its sounds a bit off key. (perhaps problems during the mastering of the album?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing music great vocal.
Great vocal very interesting music. Loved all the songs on the CD, it even made me try to explore their previous Albums.
Published 9 days ago by Ahmed Elshamy
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome album
For this review I'll give a song by song review:

1. The Howling: 5/5. This is a great song, I love the lyrics which talks about wolves.
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Published 21 days ago by Myers Louis Angelone
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd and great company
I love within Temptation but I did not have any of their cd's yet. So I bought one from this company and everything came as promised and when it was promised. I love the cd.
Published 26 days ago by Laura H. Quaney
Then the rock-opera style grated on my nerves and I don't listen anymore. I should have just downloaded a few of the pieces on itunes!
Published 27 days ago by truestar
5.0 out of 5 stars Where have you been all my life????
I read an article about the collaboration between Within Temptation and Tarja. My first thought was who and who? Read more
Published 1 month ago by tabularasa
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
interesting but lite
Published 2 months ago by Max Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars if you have one of their cd you need them all.
anything from within temptation is awesome. I enjoy listening to this cd over and over.
Published 3 months ago by arnold
3.0 out of 5 stars Evanescense-esque
Within Temptation has a very Evanescence-esque sound, and I can see how they didn't quite break through to the other side of success that Evanescence has done. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Cheri174evr
5.0 out of 5 stars keeps getting better
This band is really fun to listen to. Talent all around. Would love to find a DVD of one of their later concerts.
Published 5 months ago by C. Fiser
5.0 out of 5 stars Another album to write music to
Rich and varied! Instruments and voices that blends and inspire and traverse a whole spectrum of emotions. I've enjoyed this album over and over.
Published 5 months ago by Robin Hobb
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