Within Temptation - The Unforgiving


7.7 | 403 votes |
Release date: 25 March 2011
Style: Symphonic metal

Owners:

375 have it
76 want it


Disc I
01. Why Not Me
02. Shot In The Dark
03. In The Middle Of The Night
04. Faster
05. Fire And Ice
06. Iron
07. Where Is The Edge
08. Sinéad
09. Lost
10. Murder
11. A Demon's Fate
12. Stairway To The Skies
13. I Don't Wanna [bonus]
14. The Last Dance [bonus]
15. Empty Eyes [bonus]

Disc II [special edition bonus DVD]
+ Movies & Music
    1 - Faster
    2 - Sinéad
    3 - Shot In The Dark
    4 - The Making Of…
    5 - Where Is The Edge
    6 - Utopia [featuring Chris Jones]
+ The Unforgiving: The Prequel
+ Credits & Facebook Fans

Line-up
Sharon den Adel - vocals
Martinus "Martijn" Spierenburg - keyboards
Robert Westerholt - guitars
Rudolf "Ruud" Adrianus Jolie - guitar
Jeroen van Veen - bass

Session musicians
Nicka Hellenberg - drums
Stefan Helleblad - additional guitars
Dawn Mastin - spoken voices

Additional info
Based on a comic book series, written by Steven O'Connell (BloodRayne & Dark 48)

Staff review by
Ag Fox
Rating:
8.6
In the blink of an eye, 4 years have passed since the not-so-critically-acclaimed The Heart Of Everything. Being lambasted for being sold out and radio oriented, it was also the metal album that drew my attention to the genre of music called heavy metal. Having moved on to other more obscure spectrums of the genre, it has been a couple of years since an album with the symphonic metal tag slapped on it came out that I can truly enjoy. With an album cover that seems to cater towards a much younger audience and an announcement about a concept album based on some comic series, I confess that my expectations couldn't have been lower.

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published 14.11.2011 | Comments (24)

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14.02.2010 - 16:11
Thehowling
I want it
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15.12.2010 - 19:47
Apocalyp7ica
Account deleted
I hope this is going to be heavy.
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15.12.2010 - 21:59
Rating: 6
Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk
To Mega Therion
Judging by the first song, it won't/
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06.01.2011 - 13:37
GT
Coffee!!
Damn that cover art is bad
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Dreams are made so we don't get bored when we sleep
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06.01.2011 - 14:24
Rating: 6
Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk
To Mega Therion
Looks like a cover of a cheap PS One game.
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06.01.2011 - 21:34
Blasphemer1992
They are sounding like pop-rock now, what a shit:( !
No coments about a cover...
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21.01.2011 - 12:03
Blasphemer1992
I only like their first two albums "Enter" and "The Dance (EP)". It's a pitty that everything become commercial !
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21.01.2011 - 12:05
Blasphemer1992
Written by Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk on 06.01.2011 at 14:24

Looks like a cover of a cheap PS One game.


Exactly !
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31.01.2011 - 08:47
Cassian
Hell no to the cover.

Anyway, I've just listened to Faster, and quite enjoy it indeed. A bit more modern rock style, I hope this album will turn out acceptable.
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05.02.2011 - 10:15
metalmarketing
I've reviewed this fantastic release @ http://metalmarketing.blogspot.com & http://bit.ly/eHs4uv

Greets,

Nathan
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06.02.2011 - 01:09
ErnilEnNaur
Account deleted
This is probably gonna suck even more than The Heart Of Everything. And I am not sure that's possible.
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06.02.2011 - 10:58
Rating: 1
grimm
Damn, "Faster" was horrible. So commercial! It didn't sound like metal at all, more like pop-rock. Ugh...they were my second favourite band. How disappointing
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13.02.2011 - 12:36
Rating: 8
Tish
My opinion is that you shouldn't judge the band by it's cover...ppl change, they grow like everything else on this planet and the same happens with bands they change, they grow and especially they change because of the ppl meaning the fans or just the ppl who listen to their music...commercial they've become because you know them and what's so wrong with changes, even if the changes are good or bad you should appreciate one thing that the band still exists and still makes music for their fans. I don't know, but me, i just don't wanna judge anyone until i know for sure that what i see or what i'm listening to is really good even if its changed into a commercial song or album. \m/
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28.02.2011 - 00:32
jijibu
It's softer, but it's still Within Temptation. nice vocals, nice melody. I think, it's not bad as Tristanias 'Rubicon'...
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15.03.2011 - 09:50
Rating: 9
annodomini
No, it is much worse than Rubicon! Complete Lacuna Coil syndrome. Though I must mention that I adore Rubicon, so after first to listens The Unforgivenn is not so bad, but it is absolute change of events. If I have to judge the album as a an evolution of WT than I would rate it 6, but if a separate album, not connected to band's previous works, I would probably give it an 8 (Though the lyrics are truly awful).
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there is nothing left to die for...
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17.03.2011 - 10:58
HateSpark
Good to listen , but I guess it becomes boring too soon ... I give it one week
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17.03.2011 - 22:58
Rating: 10
Permafrost
Wow, wow, wow. What a great album again from WT. Iron is my favorite track untill now. Maybe it's all a bit poppier but who cares when it is done this way. Sharon RULES!!!!!!!!!!!
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17.03.2011 - 23:03
Rating: 9
Susan
Smeghead
Just ordered this
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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17.03.2011 - 23:53
Rating: 10
Metal_4Ever
Sharon is the best vocalist i'd eva seen
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20.03.2011 - 13:11
Rating: 9
lingus99
Play dot com in the UK have a stream of the full album running. Will need to set a proxy server to hear it but that's not too difficult with Google.

I was really worried about this whole comic tie in thing, but am glad to say my worries were unfounded. When I had a listen yesterday I was instantly hooked and, IMO, I think you are looking at their best album so far.
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20.03.2011 - 14:08
Rating: 9
The Shape 1973
This is not metal anymore, not even rock really.

But I like what I have heard so far, it is not as bad as THOE, which I didn't like much as she was trying to sound like Avril Latrine. Far closer to TSF, my fav WT album.

Wasn't expecting to get this, but am tempted now. Think I may be turning in to a girl.
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RIP NFFC
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21.03.2011 - 18:41
Rating: 8
Keitaro333
When that electronic kick started at the beginning i was like..... wat ...
I'll give it a listen but it doesnt sound very promising. Then again, thats pretty much what i was expecting.
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22.03.2011 - 01:51
Elodie Artour
Slania
Written by The Shape 1973 on 20.03.2011 at 14:08

This is not metal anymore, not even rock really.

But I like what I have heard so far, it is not as bad as THOE, which I didn't like much as she was trying to sound like Avril Latrine. Far closer to TSF, my fav WT album.

Wasn't expecting to get this, but am tempted now. Think I may be turning in to a girl.

Haha, don't be so embarrassed.

"The Unforgiving" sort of met my expectations (being all "modern Pop-rock" and commercial) but honestly, I expected it to be worse. For the time being, I've only liked 2-3 songs on it and I definitely prefer "The Heart Of Everything" but I'll give the new album a few other tries and we shall see.

I found some of the orchestrations and choir parts on "The Unforgiving" pretty good. In addition, Sharon's voice slays! (As it usually does.) I'm not quite sure if this new record reminds me of "The Silent Force" (which also is my favourite WT album) and I don't think so, either, but it may have some elements from it...

P.S.: Weak lyrics indeed.
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Speak up dear 'cause I cannot hear you...
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25.03.2011 - 17:01
Rating: 10
Angel_Lament
Written by The Shape 1973 on 20.03.2011 at 14:08

This is not metal anymore, not even rock really.

But I like what I have heard so far, it is not as bad as THOE, which I didn't like much as she was trying to sound like Avril Latrine. Far closer to TSF, my fav WT album.

Wasn't expecting to get this, but am tempted now. Think I may be turning in to a girl.


well, actually this album combines Pop-rock, with alternative rock and a bit of symphonic metal(being the least), I mean that every song has a different style....Still the album is very beautiful imo, and I was expecting the worst for it, but like you, Now Im not..!!
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25.03.2011 - 17:51
Rating: 6
mariano
Written by Elodie Artour on 22.03.2011 at 01:51

I'm not quite sure if this new record reminds me of "The Silent Force" (which also is my favourite WT album) and I don't think so, either, but it may have some elements from it...

Now that you mention "The Silent Force" I might give it a chance... that's still my favourite WT album too.
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25.03.2011 - 21:32
Rating: 3
Enemy of Reality
This album is so bad, i can't find words to describe it. I used to love WT.
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25.03.2011 - 22:23
Rating: 8
SceneryOfLoss
And yeah, the artwork sucks x_x
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25.03.2011 - 23:05
Blasphemer1992
OMG ! what a commercial album !!
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26.03.2011 - 07:44
Cassian
I learnt something... I should never judge something by its appearance, specifically an album artwork. Becausee this album is pleasing! I love it.

Or maybe I'm too commercal already LOL
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26.03.2011 - 14:32
Rating: 4
Jeeers
Total garbage! This album is SO bad, it's unbelievable!
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