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The Silent Force

1 Dec 2008

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Intro
2:00
2
See Who I Am
4:53
3
Jillian (I'd Give My Heart)
4:48
4
Stand my ground
4:30
5
Pale
4:30
6
Forsaken
4:55
7
Angels
4:02
8
Memories
3:53
9
Aquarius
4:48
10
It's The Fear
4:08
11
Somewhere
4:15
12
Destroyed (demo version)
4:56
13
Jane Doe ( Bonus Track)
4:30

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 16 Nov 2004
  • Release Date: 16 Nov 2004
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Copyright: 2004 Within Temptation, under exclusive license to Gun Records GmbH, a unit of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH. Issued under license to The All Blacks B.V. from Sony BMG Music Entertainmen
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  • Total Length: 56:08
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  • ASIN: B0040IRBZA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,295 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great new WT album 5 Sep 2005
By D. Hemy
Format:Audio CD
'The Silent Force' was always going to be a difficult album to make, following on from the masterpiece that was 'Mother Earth'. Coming after the inexplicable rise of Evanescence, there is definitely a more commercial edge to this album; almost every track has the potential to be a hit single right across Europe.
This is quite a different beast to 'Mother Earth'. The use of an orchestra and choir is a huge improvement over the synth-imitations on previous albums, adding a greater depth to all the tracks and really bringing them to life. The orchestra has also taken over a lot of the space the guitars used to occupy, meaning that the overall feel of the album is less overtly heavy as a whole.
The song structure is another noticeable change. Here there is nothing over five minutes long, and all the songs follow a more basic composition to those on 'Mother Earth'. I know this will please a lot of people, those against the more pompous leanings of 'progressive music' evident on 'Mother Earth'. As a consequence Within Temptation will appeal to a far wider audience and will hopefully garner the support they so deserve.
In spite of this, 'The Silent Force' is still a hugely enjoyable listen. There is far more melody here than on virtually any other metal album you care to mention, and Sharon Den Adel has never sounded better; her voice is simply stunning, resonating with such a power and clarity rarely seen in any form of popular music. And on the production side, a wonderful job has indeed been done. It is an increasingly difficult task to mix so many instruments, including orchestra and choir, and with the huge leaps in technology enabling the general public to hear the music with increasing quality.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars majestic stuff 12 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
bought their latest album which I thought was very good. This though is a sheer masterpiece. Funny after listening to this and going back to The Heart of...it didn't quite grab me so much. This album has the melodies, sublime vocals and just enough heavy touches to keep you wanting more. Probably would appeal to anyone not just heavy merchants. What a voice, possibly the best ever. Buy it, put on the headphones, turn it up and dream away.....
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb - Symphonic Rock at its best 2 Dec 2004
Format:Audio CD
Within Temptation's previous album (Mother Earth) was interesting, pastoral themed gothic & folky metal (Like "All About Eve" only with the added metal guitars and keyboards)
It worked well enough but as an album it was a bit uneven.
The Silent Force sees WT really come into their own and embrace the power of the full orchestra. Amazingly, they've pulled it off and the orchestration has brought grandeur without bombast and bold sweeping sounds without the excesses of opera.
It's the best album I've bought this year (and believe me I've bought a few).
Stand My Ground is a great track for hooking in the casual listener and is close enough to songs by Lacuna Coil, Nightwish or even Evanessence to get mainstream attention, but the rest of the album is best listened to as a whole piece.
Current favourite tracks are Stand My Ground, Angels & It's the Fear , but there really isn't a bad track on the album.
To sum up, if you liked their last album, you should adore this one. If you like Nightwish 'Once', this is similar but in my opinion a better album.
If you like the sound of female fronted metal with a symphonic backdrop, you'll love this and if none of that appeals to you, I'd urge you to give it a chance.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Frocks and corsets, oh my... 3 Sep 2005
By Shirin
Format:Audio CD
I adore this band, and so it's really exciting from my point of view to see them finally get a relase in the UK. Big, grandiose symphonic gothic metal, with semi-operatic vocals from a woman with the best frock sense the rock world has seen in many a year - you can't go too far wrong.
And that voice... I rate Sharon Den Adel's as one of the very best examples of this type of powerful, melodic female vocals, you get no growling or screaming from her, just notes of such purity and clarity that fellow vocalists like me have to sit back and quietly turn a fetching shade of emerald.
Memorable tunes, a fine sense of drama, and a knack of knowing when to risk going thoroughly over the top and when to subtly back down. Continental europe has become a hotbed of bands such as Within Temptation, Nightwish and their ilk, and now the UK gets a chance to experience it all up close and personal. Maybe we'll start producing our own contenders for the crown in the not too distant future...?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Within Temptation's previous album (Mother Earth) was interesting, pastoral themed gothic & folky metal (Like "All About Eve" only with the added metal guitars and keyboards)
It worked well enough but as an album it was a bit uneven.
The Silent Force sees WT really come into their own and embrace the power of the full orchestra. Amazingly, they've pulled it off and the orchestration has brought grandeur without bombast and bold sweeping sounds without the excesses of opera.
It's the best album I've bought this year (and believe me I've bought a few).
Stand My Ground is a great track for hooking in the casual listener and is close enough to songs by Lacuna Coil, Nightwish or even Evanessence to get mainstream attention, but the rest of the album is best listened to as a whole piece.
The bonus tracks A Dangerous Mind and Swan Song on the 'special edition' are both excellent additions and feel very much like part of the album.
Current favourite tracks are Stand My Ground, Angels, It's the Fear and Swan Song, but there really isn't a bad track on the album.
To sum up, if you liked their last album, you should adore this one. If you like Nightwish 'Once', this is similar but in my opinion a better album.
If you like the sound of female fronted metal with a symphonic backdrop, you'll love this and if none of that appeals to you, I'd urge you to give it a chance.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't new!!!
I got this item today and it was opened with a broken case which doesn't even look like the original! It also fell apart as soon as it was open. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Saz6
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I had been after this song for a while and was pleased when I found it on Amazon to download.
Published 3 months ago by H. Franklin
1.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointed
Album wouldn't play properly, despite trying other cd players so had to return, never bothered to get a replacement just a refund.
Published 6 months ago by Ms. M. E. Godefroy
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant just love it
Love this album good job it isn't an old type record or I would have worn it out by now
Published 6 months ago by Pauline Wells
5.0 out of 5 stars eccellent item
very good conditions , great store and fast delevery More I am very satisfied recommended to fans of rock. Well done indeed
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Published 8 months ago by marco
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good!
I liked it because it's a very good CD with an atractive price.
I recomend it to everyone who wants to listen to good music!
Published 12 months ago by Sérgio Mello
5.0 out of 5 stars good stuff!
Fantastic album by a fantastic band. In my opinion the best album Within Temptation have ever done, although the recent album was in a bit of a different style to this.
Published 13 months ago by Mark Swailes
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab
Brilliant Album all round. Within Temptation are fantastic artists and this album really does reflect their talent. Well worth purchasing!
Published 24 months ago by Martika Chisnall
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
One of my favourite Within Temptation albums - I really liked this. "Jillian", "See who I am", "Forsaken", "Angels", "Stand my ground", "It's the fear" and "Aquarius" all went into... Read more
Published on 16 Dec 2011 by Jenny S-T
4.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous stuff
My approch to Within Temptation has been anything other than chronological. I started with Mother Nature (fair enough) then purchased The Unforgiving, then The Heart of Everything... Read more
Published on 19 Aug 2011 by Dutchy
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