Within Temptation Songs Ranked

Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. They have always been classified by critics as gothic metal and symphonic metal, although each album contains other influences outside these genres. Their most prominent and well-known sound is described as symphonic metal, although their earlier material, such as debut album Enter, was mostly gothic metal,[4][5][6][7] with entering also having a hint of doom metal. In an interview, den Adel said they fell into a symphonic rock genre with various influences. In a later interview with Dutch music platform 3VOOR12, den Adel stated that “we consider ourselves more a symphonic rock band … in my opinion, we are no gothic band”. Their latest studio album, Resist, was released in January 2019 and incorporates influences from other musical styles such as industrial and EDM. By 2016, the band had already sold more than 3.5 million albums worldwide Here are all of Within Temptation songs ranked.

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15. Our Solemn Hour (The Heart of Everything, 2007)

“I don’t really know why, but this song has attracted me from the beginning. I’ve loved it since I first heard it. Something about the lyrics and the symphonic quality is just phenomenal.”

14. Ice Queen (Mother Earth, 2000)

“This must be the best and most famous song, and her voice is fair like an angel’s. I love everything about this song; it’s mood that is pure and powerful, her perfect pitch, the instrumental pieces – everything that makes one feel completely aligned with Mother Earth. Makes me want to stumble out in the woods and sing the song on top of my lungs.”

13. All I Need (The Heart of Everything, 2007)

“It’s a very beautiful song. I first heard it on the vampire diaries. Elena and Damon looked so good together. I think that this song was written just for them. Any other song wouldn’t have complemented their dance. It’s a very emotional song. It touched my very soul when I first heard it.”

WITHIN TEMPTATION | The heart of everything - Nuclear Blast

12. Mother Earth (Mother Earth, 2000)

“This song simply makes your heart dance. It’s been my favorite song by them since the beginning, this I a masterpiece. Actually, even though I love other songs as much as this one, I consider this is their only masterpiece.”

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11. Fire and Ice (The Unforgiving, 2011)

“The contrast brought about by the lyrics emphasizes the struggle of light and darkness conveyed in the song. Her voice brings real pain that really resonates with the listener.”

10. Hand of Sorrow (The Heart of Everything, 2007)

“Sharon’s vocals cast a striking harmony to the orchestral and electric elements on the song. The lyrics are just as vibrant, and coupled with her angelic voice, makes the song damn near perfect!”

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9. What Have You Done (The Heart of Everything, 2007)

“Love the dynamics of this song and the melody of the two vocals, for me best song! And the lyrics are quite good! Best acoustic WT song. Sharon sounds amazing with just an acoustic guitar backing her flawless vocals.”

8. Jillian (I’d Give My Heart) (The Silent Force, 2004)

“This is the song I stumbled upon when I was shuffling through the track listing of all WT albums. The name caught my interest so decided to give it a go. And boy does it sound so wonderful. I fell for it from the very intro itself. And the whole song is just extravagant.”

7. Stand My Ground (The Silent Force, 2004)

“The combination of a heavenly melody and a powerful feeling is what makes this song so special. It’s one of Within Temptation’s signature songs for a reason.”

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6. Shot in the Dark (The Unforgiving, 2011)

“I see this as yet another relationship song. It’s a good pop rock track, but I don’t see it as anything more than someone fighting the inner strife of being dumped (or possibly cheated on) and believing the ex partner isn’t hurting too.”

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5. Frozen (The Heart of Everything, 2007)

“This the best Within Temptation song I’ve ever heard and I love her voice, did a good job with the vocals in this song Don’t be fooled by the song’s title. Once you listen to it, there’s no going back. In other words, it’ll make you cry like there’s no tomorrow.”

4. Iron ( The Unforgiving, 2011)

“Iron is the most shining pearl on the beautiful necklace of gothic rock & metal. this song has everything and though there are other WT songs with personal meaning for me, this one is artistically the best!”

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3. The Howling (The Howling, 2007)

“Excellent song – lovers of Evanescence will enjoy this masterpiece as it will feel a little familiar, the rugged vocals and that gothic symphonic rock feel.”

2. Memories (The Silent Force, 2004)

“Beautiful lyrics and totally amazing song! The music video is even better, which really haunts you and make you feel for the song. Many different experiences can be tied to this song. Indeed in life we have too many beautiful memories to cherish, and this song speaks about how they could be brought back, even if they are only in your mind.”

1. Angels (The Silent Force, 2004)

“It’s a wonderful song. This was the second song from Within Temptation that I heard and ever since, I haven’t been able to get enough of the band. It definitely means a lot to me. Sharon’s vocals are wonderful as usual and I really, really wish I could sing like her in this song…”