# CLVII…Post # 115…Saturday Spotlight, Vol. # XVIII…Within Temptation, Part II…

Sorry…from last year (obviously not Saturday today LOL)…

Dal's Music Note$

It is with great pleasure that I return the Spotlight with one of my favorite, newer era symphonic metal bands, Within Temptation.  For it was conceived just a short while ago,  after obtaining a copy of their latest release, “Hydra” from the beginning of this year.  I must say, as a long time fan, I was very impressed…for it was unlike anything that they’ve done so far.

In terms of music, this collaboration-filled effort is well done, from the opening track, “Let Us Burn”, to the final track, “Whole World is Watching”, there are four tracks with killer duets behind them.  The third track’s guest star is from a genre you’d never expect to hear in symphonic metal…the rap star Xzibit.  Along with former Nightwish frontwoman (and current solo act) Tarja and a classic appearance from former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones, this new effort by Within Temptation is nothing…

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