The Unforgiving is the fifth studio album by Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation - The Unforgiving Temptationreleased by Roadrunner Records on March 25, It was a concept album as one part of a transmedia storytelling project. The first single, " Faster ", was released on January The first related short film "Mother Maiden'", was released on January The initial concept was to write the soundtrack to a film. The band decided to change direction given the inconsistencies and other issues which movies can undergo.
As vocalist Sharon den Adel commented: . We were searching for a good movie with a good story and everybody had different release dates.
If something goes wrong, a movie can very easily be postponed for a year, and we couldn't take the chance to have to wait for that, otherwise we would have had to postpone our album Pretty Little Thing - Various - Indie Chill 4 well.
So we decided to take the matter in our own hands. In searching for a new concept, they approached the writer of The Chronicles of Spellborn comics, who introduced the band to Steven O'Connell.
However, upon his first meeting with the band, he failed to impress them with ideas involving zombies and Within Temptation - The Unforgivingwhile they were hoping for a more mature approach rather than something unclear and superficial.
The story is about people who have done bad things. Not because they are bad, but because they made bad decisions.
Following the formation of the initial ideas, O'Connell completed the rest of the story with additional suggestions from the band. The band's decision to shoot three short films was mostly to avoid the restrictions imposed on music videos, Within Temptation - The Unforgiving Sharon explained: . You have a budget and then you have to make choices and, to be honest, MTV and everything, it is not so big anymore.
And when you make videos, they always say "you can't use blood, you can't use guns, you can't use The band first announced that they intended to make a new album in Octoberas they were finishing touring in support of The Heart of Everything. The album was eventually recorded in the Summer and Autumn ofwith the band announcing via their website in November that the album would be entitled The Unforgivingexpected for release in March The band also announced that Warner Brothers Experience - Got To Feel The Music / Warners Theme (Acetate) planned tour dates, beginning in Marchhad been postponed till Autumn due to den Adel's third pregnancy.
On 4 December Sharon commented via their official website that they had recorded three upcoming promotional music videos within the course of a week. This was followed by the release of its music video on 31 January, along with the first short film, Mother Maiden. On 3 Februarythe Within Temptation - The Unforgiving English review of the album was published by a freelance journalist online via last. The Within Temptation - The Unforgiving differs from the others, as it includes four remixes of the track by four different dance producers.
The band commenced The Unforgiving Tour on 10 August at the Sziget FestivalHungaryplaying a selection of songs from The The Return Of The Vigilante - Various - Cr2 Presents Live & Direct: Ibiza 2008 as well as some of their more popular tracks.
At the Huntenpop Festival, NetherlandsThe Unforgiving was played in its entirety, as well as some older songs.
Within Temptation went on to perform at several more summer festivals, such as M'era Luna and Heitere Open Air, before commencing a North American Tour and an indoor European tour in the winter.
The final short film, Tripletswas released on 1 September On 20 December, the band released their new Within Temptation - The Unforgiving video, Fire and Ice. After that, the band went back to Europe to headline several of the biggest European summer festivals, such as Within Temptation - The Unforgiving Masters of RockRock WerchterSummerbreeze and Gods of Metal.
Reviews from critics have been mostly positive, with particular praise for den Adel's voice and the band's innovative capacity. Metal Marketing commented on its "change in pace," calling it a career "turning point," but adding that it is "one of the best albums Metal Hammer were less favourable, giving the album a lower score of 7 out of 10, noting that fans of their former Celtic sound and "metallic symphonic thunder" may be disappointed, although praising the band for being "exceptional songwriters" and their shift in style, creating "an apt thriller soundtrack without losing their Within Temptation - The Unforgiving symphonic elements.
The album currently holds a score of 63 at the aggregate review site Metacriticindicating "generally favourable reviews. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Unforgiven disambiguation. Within Temptation. Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Within Temptation. Sharon den Adel Robert Westerholt.
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