WITHIN TEMPTATION - HYDRA
Posted by: RAMSAY ()
Date: January 28, 2014 08:06AM

I've been listening to this for a while now on the Universal listening pod, and I'm a little conflicted. I should point out that my introduction to WT was 'The Unforgiving' and I've only heard their older stuff here and there. I loved that album, and while there's a lot to like about this one I don't think it's as good. It is, however, very enjoyable.

There are some fantastic songs, particularly Dog Days, Silver Moonlight, Let Us Burn and Dangerous. I also love Paradise... with Tarja, even if it is structurally very similar to Shot In The Dark. If Dream Theater had done that I'm sure some music geek would have analysed the charts and posted an online essay comparing the two!!

I just feel that it's not quite as melodically stunning as their last album and they are repeating themselves quite a lot. There's more gothic imagery in the lyrics on this one too, and although I quite like Xzibit's guest rap on 'And We Run' the central hook is weak and the tune never quite builds to a satisfying pay off because of it. Even if it is a cool tweak to the formula.

The production is huge and it sounds great, but the band throw layer upon layer of instrumentation into almost every track and just about get away with it. We're literally talking everything AND at least a dozen kitchen sinks here. Very close to overkill, but not quite.

I'd probably rate it at 7.5 / 10, although that may change the more I listen. At this point it's probably more likely to go up as I am finding more to like all the time. As I said, conflicted.

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Re: WITHIN TEMPTATION - HYDRA 276 RAMSAY 01/28/2014 08:27AM
Re: WITHIN TEMPTATION - HYDRA 277 Terry K. 01/28/2014 08:53AM
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Re: WITHIN TEMPTATION - HYDRA 203 Addyeddy 01/28/2014 09:39PM
Re: WITHIN TEMPTATION - HYDRA 225 Dave Crompton 01/28/2014 09:50PM
Re: WITHIN TEMPTATION - HYDRA 206 ytsejam 01/29/2014 02:35AM
Re: WITHIN TEMPTATION - HYDRA 195 Terry K. 01/29/2014 05:51AM
Re: WITHIN TEMPTATION - HYDRA 159 RAMSAY 01/29/2014 09:21PM
Re: WITHIN TEMPTATION - HYDRA 180 Steve_Roamer 01/29/2014 06:09PM
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