This call to action is a common thread running through the tracklist on the band’s seventh album. Four years after the release of ‘Hydra’, Within Temptation are back with ‘Resist’, a comprehensive slice of ten hymn-like tracks driven by amazing, bleak melodies. “’Resist’ is a real milestone for us. If this album hadn’t come about, Within Temptation would no longer exist.”
Within Temptation didn’t stick within their boundaries, and the band pursued a new direction with the creative and writing process for the album. The sound of ‘Resist’ is fully equipped with explosive tracks such as ‘The Reckoning’ (featuring Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach), and the deeply profound ‘Firelight’, a song originally written for Sharon’s solo project My Indigo, which features Belgium’s greatest alternative rock singer, Jasper Sterverlink, as a guest. The single ‘Endless War’ is one of the more spirited tracks on the album, featuring a chorus full of melodic hooks. “The longer we worked on this song, the harder it got. It reflects the vibe of the whole album: a modern sound with relentless riffs and brutal drumming that shoots off hip-hop beats”.
- The Reckoning (junto a Jacoby Shaddix)
- Endless War
- Raise Your Banner (junto a Anders Fridén)
- Holy Ground
- In Vain
- Firelight (junto a Jasper Steverlinck)
- Mad World
- Mercy Mirror
- Trophy Hunter
After hearing all the songs that have been released so far and seeing them live at O2 Academy Birmingham back in November, 1st February can't come quick enough. It is nice to see a band that is not afraid to experiment when creating a new album and Within Temptation have done it well. Roll on 1st Feb.