Out of everything Within Temptation have released, this is still the best in my opinion. A magnificent build on the sound from their debut album Enter, The Dance collects all the ethereal, not-quite-doomy symphonics of the previous outing and channels it tenfold into one of the best half hours you'll ever have the pleasure of listening to.
It's a shame they haven't substantially returned to this style of music since, but quite frankly they don't seem to be able to put a foot wrong when it comes to albums so it isn't an issue for me.
Excellent EP from WT's early days (companion to Enter, the first album) showcasing the band's first steps with a young Sharon den Adel singing beautifully and powerfully. Marvellous goth/doom from one of the original and best bands from northern Europe before they went a bit too commercial for my taste....
I bought this CD years ago but it mysteriously disappeared: good to be able to hear it again!
Right, a short review for a short EP. The Dance is my favorite song by Within Temptation, might be one of my favorite songs ever... The cover is beautiful, thanks to Sharon Den Adel. Great EP to dance to. In conclusion, buy it. Now.