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Within Temptation - Resist (CD/Vinyl) Now Available to Order1 Feb 2019
"Resist" sees the band bringing a more diverse range of influences to their sound than on previous albums. As vocalist Sharon Den Adel describes it, "I think the influences came from the more urban scene, and it makes it that the new album really sounds different from the previous one. It's a more groovy album than ever before because of that." Which is not to say that the band have abandoned their metal origins - the album's opener "The Reckoning" might be the heaviest riff the band have ever written, and there's no shortage of anthemic choruses. The album also features guest vocals from Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix and In Flames' Anders Friden. As the sci-fi inspired artwork might suggest, the lyrics revolve around more futuristic themes and the idea of technology as an existential threat.
The album has been widely praised by critics for its freshness, and has been called an"essential realignment of this fantastic band’s energy," and "by far the best album they’ve put out to date."