- Audio CD (September 18, 2007)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Season of Mist
- ASIN: B000UZ4EIO
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,030 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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The most dominating part of the whole sound of the band are the vocals of Sharon (who's on the cover of the album, the poster, the postcards and the sticker as well) who's clear vocals bring us through this enjoying ride. To top things off, the occasional death grunts bring the variation.
The music on the album is dominated by the keyboards of Martijn Westerholt who gets an amazing amount of bombast out of a piece of silicon. The doommetal foundation of the songs finishes off this album. If you are a fan of this stuff, I STONGLY urge you to pick up anything by Orphanage (see my review of "By Time Alone").
Here we have it, the album that began the successful career of this platinum-selling Dutch band. I wouldn't rank this debut quite with Mother Earth, but it is a great buy for fans of the gothic sound. The quality that Enter possesses (which unfortunately later releases lack) is the fact that it stays true to its genre. Whereas Mother Earth has more of a symphonic rock sound, and the Silent Force has that of a pop-rock vibe, Enter can definitely qualify as a gothic record, no doubt. The lyrics mention such ideas as war, murder, and a damsel in distress who cannot cope with the ghost of a failed relationship. Sharon den Adel's soothing voice, which bears a sense of maturity despite her youthful appearance, is surprisingly less dominative here. Even more surprising, is the use of both male grunts and heavy guitars - two factors stripped of following releases. Some of the members of gothic-metal band Orphanage even make an appearance on certain tracks.
Enter kicks off with the charming single, "Restless". This is a very beautiful song, whose tenderness borders that of a ballad. There is a great solo towards the end that should not be overlooked. Following this is one of my personal favorite WT songs, the title track "Enter". Here we are given a taste of the heavier and darker side of this wonderful band. The chorus is stellar and unforgettable, offering lyrics as "give me your wings/to flee from my ivory tower" that can only be accompanied by justice with Sharon's sweet and gentle voice.Read more ›
Even my lady really digs it. (am I dating myself?) I HAD to get a video of a Within Temptation concert so I bought the "The Silent Force Tour " (from Amazon). It wouldn't play on my player so I purchased one that can convert PAL to NTSC. Worth every penny. Her stage performance is......!!!
I heard a track from Enter on Pandora and fortunately, I found a new copy (where else?) It cost a small fortune but, again, worth every penny.
Sharon den Adel...a voice both haunting and angelic, but always crystal clear with a pure bell-like quality and the Enter album gives full play to all of her superb vocal nuances. Every time she modulates or transitions instantly and perfectly from Opera voice to Symphonic Metal voice I run an emotional gamut somewhere between Oh My God! and Holy S***. If you are into this genre of Metallica you owe it to yourself to listen to a high quality recording of this album. I'm listening right now.
The recording quality of this disc is excellent. I am relatively new to this genre of music and I have a lot of catching up to do on the early recordings of such awesome groups as Nightwish, Epica, Sirenia, and Within Temptation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really do like this album, its very dark and heavy and definitely gives me the vocals and sound that I want when I listen to their second album MOTHER EARTH, which to me, is... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dustin S.
the cd-cover was broken and the cd itself had scratches on it even though i bought a supposedly "new" item.Published on June 1, 2014 by Daniel Schneider
I was really excited when I finally received this one. Was really hard to find and I it's definitely worth every cent. A masterpiece from an awesome bandPublished on June 27, 2013 by Luciano
I found the music acceptable except for Grace. The singing was very off key on certain parts, expecially at the end. Did I get a bad copy? Read morePublished on July 1, 2011 by Murf
I got my first WT CD (The Heart of everything) purely based on reviews posted on Amazon, and have been collecting their material ever since. Read morePublished on May 29, 2011 by Jean
Enter is the humble debut album of now international-sensation Within Temptation. Hailing from The Netherlands, WT's unique brand of music grew into popularity in the underground... Read morePublished on November 11, 2010 by Amanda