Music Monday: Within Temptation, “Faster”

This week’s pick was a little bit tricky. I definitely wanted to do Within Temptation, but the only video off of their latest album, Hydra, wasn’t a song I wanted to feature, even though I like the song. But the songs I wanted to feature don’t yet have a video, so I decided to take a step back to their previous album, The Unforgiving, because it was this album that finally brought me on board with this band, notably with the single, “Faster.” Which I’ll listen to on repeat for freaking hours when the mood strikes me. The album itself is, for lack of a better term, a concept album, in that it tells a big story and is even based on a comic book series. You can read all about it here.

The video I selected isn’t anything super exciting, just the band performing with some nifty special effects, which in and of itself can be cool depending on what tickles your fantasy. So, without further adieu, here’s “Faster”!

Like it? Love it? Hate it? Sound off below!

Reminder: Music Monday is about the music, not the videos. Videos are just the medium I’m using to share the music, and some videos aren’t actually videos at all. Enjoy the songs, but if YouTube forces you to watch some sort of advertisement before you can get to the music, please be patient.

6 thoughts on “Music Monday: Within Temptation, “Faster”

  1. I discovered Within Temptation a few years ago and fell absolutely in love. I do only like their rock stuff, not a fan of the shrieky opera style at all. Not hugely in love with Hydra, loved the Unforgiving and Heart of Everything and Silent Force.

    Have you tried Lacuna Coil?


    1. The first time I ever heard Within Temptation was at a Lacuna Coil concert! I’m big fans of theirs, though the later albums have been hit-or-miss with me.

      For W.T., it’s the opposite: I’m really loving their newer stuff, but I’m having a harder time getting into their older stuff. πŸ™‚ I like a few songs on The Heart of Everything, but I really feel like they found their stride with The Unforgiving. The lead singer, especially, seemed to figure out how to make her voice work for her. Sometimes in the earlier stuff, it sounded like she was having to work against the music rather than with it, if that makes sense.


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