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Within Temptation

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About Within Temptation
Genres:
Symphonic Metal, Heavy Metal, Rock
Band Members:
Sharon den Adel, Ruud Jolie, Stefan Helleblad, Martijn Spierenburg, Robert Westerholt, Mike Coolen, Jeroen van Veen
Hometown:
The Netherlands

Dragons and stuff....We're on tour: http://www.within-temptation.com/ontour
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Fan Live Reviews
Stunning gig last night. I'm sure I'll grow to love the new songs in time. Highlight for me was The Promise when Sharon gave full reign to her amazing voice. Fabulous light and video show too.
Support act Ego Kill Talent were pretty good. I think I might have had more of an impression of their actual music if they hadn't been a bit too high in terms of volume - I couldn't hear a word of their lyrics and very little of what the band members said to the audience without putting in my earplugs, that's how overmiked it wound up. Bit sad about that because I really think I might like their music if I explore a bit more of it at a lower volume. ;) The band came out to stage door afterwards and were happy to chat with those of us who were there, and I'm told they also spent some time at the merch desk immediately following their set. (The overmiking and the issues it created in hearing the band knock half a star off my full rating here.) Fantastic set from Within Temptation. Their choreography, stage show and sound engineering have all taken a noticeable step up since their previous show at this venue four years ago. Sharon's live vocal technique has improved greatly over those few years, too. Not a single cracked note, not even one approaching it; she seems to have adopted Cristina Scabbia's usual way of handling high notes live, in that she now adjusts the melody to something she knows she can do while actively jumping around the stage, rather than trying for the high or sustained note that might be on record but that would cause her some trouble while performing live in such an active stage show. As most people know, it gets harder for the majority of singers to hit their highest early notes as their voices age, and that's natural. It made me really pleased to see Sharon finding her own way to cope with that, and succeeding so well. The show in general was brilliant: the set list was a blend of several new songs from the upcoming album "Resist", with songs from previous albums thrown in—some from as far back as "Mother Earth"—including "Stand My Ground", "Faster", "The Promise" and "Stairway To The Skies" among the lot, with many of their most popular tracks included in the full set. A little sad that maybe half the audience recognised "The Promise" enough to sing along with it, but at least those of us who *have* been fans for long enough were in there and loving it, and the whole crowd was involved when it came to "Paradise", with Tarja's vocals featured by way of the screen onstage in the same way Keith Caputo's were included for "What Have You Done". The merch desk had a good variety of items, though sadly lacking in variation when it came to the designs of the available shirts - I met several people who bought shirts from the bootleggers outside mostly because they liked those designs better... but also because they were a great deal less expensive. Unfortunately, the official merch was painfully overpriced for the most part. Outside you could get two hoodies for £35. Inside, just one cost £60. I will never pay £60 for a hoodie. I couldn't afford that even if I wanted to, and the design quality sadly didn't merit it either. The last band hoodie I bought cost £30, and that was Lacuna Coil, who have an even bigger fanbase than Within Temptation. £60... Well, it just can't be justified. And that's where this gig gets knocked down by another half star. Did stage door afterwards too, and Jeroen van Veen stayed out there with the small crowd who remained for quite some time, chatting and joking with us all, taking selfies and signing autographs. Most of the other band members came out and did the latter for at least a little while, and we hung around until Sharon left us to board their tour bus at around 01.30. All in all a great night!
Such an amazing night first time seeing this band live it was unforgettable we had a awesome night :)
Within Temptation haven't toured for four years and it was great to see them return. They played a mix of new and old material and were as superb as always.
Excellent gig shame about the long queue to get in maybe they should open the doors a bit earlier
Aiham
Stockholm, Sweden@
Annexet
October 25th 2018
“Forgiven” performance was superb and deserves 5 stars on its own. Would’ve preferred more classics though, it was great in general.
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About Within Temptation
Genres:
Symphonic Metal, Heavy Metal, Rock
Band Members:
Sharon den Adel, Ruud Jolie, Stefan Helleblad, Martijn Spierenburg, Robert Westerholt, Mike Coolen, Jeroen van Veen
Hometown:
The Netherlands

Dragons and stuff....We're on tour: http://www.within-temptation.com/ontour