Within Temptation



Rank:
72
1054 fans
Also known as The Portal (1996)

Country: The Netherlands
Labels: Universal Music Group
Spinefarm Records

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Formed in: 1996

1996-2003 Gothic metal
1999- Symphonic metal

Line-up

1996-  Robert Westerholt - guitars
1996-  Sharon den Adel - vocals
1996-  Jeroen van Veen - bass
2001-  Rudolf "Ruud" Adrianus Jolie - guitars
2001-  Martinus Spierenburg - keyboards
2011-  Mike Coolen - drums
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1996  Richard Willemse - drums
1996  Dennis Leeflang - drums
1996-1998  Ivar de Graaf - drums
› 1999-2001  -//-
1996-2001  Michiel Papenhoeve - guitars
1996-2001  Martijn Westerholt - keyboards
1998-1999  Ciro Palma - drums
2001  Jelle Bakker - guitars
2002-2010  Stephen van Haestregt - drums
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2000  Yvonne Booda - choir
2000  Melissa 't Hart - choir
2000  Caspar de Jonge - choir
2000  René Merkelbach - keyboards
2000  Hans Cassa - choir
2010-  Stefan Helleblad - guitars
2010-2011  Dawn Mastin - voice
2010-2011  Nicka Hellenberg - drums
2008  Mike Coolen - drums
2011-  Stefan Helleblad - guitars
1997  George Oosthoek - vocals
› 2008  -//-
1997  Lex Vogelaar - guitars
1997  Guus Eikens - keyboards
2000  René Dissel - fretless bass
2000  Arjen Anthony Lucassen - guitars
2007  Keith Caputo - vocals
2008  Anneke Van Giersbergen - vocals
2013-2014  Tarja Turunen - vocals
2014  Daniel Gibson - programming
2014  Jonas Pap - cello
2014  Frank Van Essen - violin, viola
2014  Piotr Rogucki - vocals
2014  David Anthony "Dave" Pirner - vocals
2014  Xzibit - vocals
2014  Howard Jones - vocals
2018  Jacoby "Coby Dick" Shaddix - vocals
2018  Anders Fridén - vocals
2018  Jasper Steverlinck - vocals

Discography

1996 Enter [Demo] 8
1997 Demo [Demo] 7
1997 Restless [Single] 8.1
2001 Our Farewell [Single] 7.8
2001 Ice Queen [Single] 7.9
2002 Mother Earth Single [DVD] 8.3
2002 Mother Earth [Single] 8.1
2003 Never Ending Story [Single] 6.9
2003 Running Up That Hill [Single] 7.7
2003 Mother Earth Tour [DVD] 8.9
2004 Stand My Ground [Single] 7.5
2005 Jillian [Single]
2005 Memories [Single] 7.7
2005 Angels [Single] 8.1
2005 The Silent Force Tour [DVD] 9
2007 Mother Earth & The Silent Force [Compilation]
2007 The Heart Of Everything Sampler [DVD]
2007 What Have You Done [Single] 7.8
2007 Frozen [Single] 8.5
2007 All I Need [Single] 8.2
2008 Forgiven [Single] 8.1
2008 What Have You Done (Live) [Single]
2008 Black Symphony [DVD] 9.3
2008 Black Symphony [Live] 8.9
2009 Utopia [Single] 8.1
2009 An Acoustic Night At The Theatre [Live] 8.3
2011 The Unforgiving Sampler [Demo]
2011 Faster [Single] 7.8
2011 Sinéad [Single] 7.3
2011 Shot In The Dark [Single]
2012 Crazy [Single] 8
2012 Grenade [Single] 8.7
2013 The Q-Music Sessions [Compilation] 6.8
2013 Dangerous [Single]
2014 Edge Of The World [Single]
2014 The Three Goddesses [Split] [Compilation] 10
2014 Let Us Burn - Elements & Hydra Live In Concert [DVD] 9.3
2018 The Reckoning [Single]
2018 Enter & The Dance [Compilation]
2018 Raise Your Banner [Single]
2018 Firelight [Single]
2019 Supernova [Single]
2019 Mad World [Single]
2019 In Vain [Single]
2020 Entertain You [Single] 5.6

Latest reviews

Hydra
6.2
Most people have heard of the saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Seems like Within Temptation are familiar with it too, as they've mostly stuck to their guns with the winning formula of 80's pop-influenced symphonic rock over soaring female vocals as per their previous album The Unforgiving, while trying to push the envelope a bit by featuring high profile performers in their latest album Hydra.   Review by Ag Fox ››
Hydra
8.4
Welcome the New Year with class - welcome the New Year with Within Temptation.

They tested a path of 80's rock and pop influences in 2011, but The Unforgiving brought them conflicting responses. 2014 signals a return to the heavier and more symphonic style we had the pleasure to listen to some years ago, but the soul of the last record hasn't been totally trashed, since the new album Hydra blends tradition and experimentation.   Review by R Lewis ››

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