The Dutch symphonic metal band never fails to amaze us. In less than 2 years since the release of their seventh album 'Resist', which came out in February 2019, Within Temptation have already dropped their second new single 'The Purge'.
The Purge is the follow-up to 'Entertain You', released earlier this year.
Their return with 'Resist' in 2019, was an epic demonstration of the band's evolution after a 5-year gap since the previous studio release, issued in 2014. Incorporating new elements and featuring collaborations with singers Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), Anders Fridén (In Flames) and Jasper Steverlinck (Arid), the album exceeded all expectations topping several charts worldwide and taking the band to another level by being the first WITHIN TEMPTATION album to ever reach a No. 1 position on the official German chart.
'Entertain You' was supposed to be a surprise release during Worlds Collide; a tour co-headlined with American rock band Evanescence initially scheduled to begin in Spring 2020 but postponed until fall 2021 due to the pandemic.
The single came out In May 2020 and reached No. 1 most added on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator chart.
In an exclusive interview with Metal Hammer, back in May 2020, frontwoman Sharon den Adel shared:
“We’re going to release a few singles every year – at least this year and next year, and then we’re going to drop the album. "
And just as promised, Within Temptation didn't take long to unleash another powerful single 'The Purge'.
"It's a heavy kick ass song with that old school Within Temptation vibe" , announced the band.
" 'The Purge’ revolves around self-reflection and a search for redemption”, No one gets through life without scars or without inflicting them on others and there will always be moments in your life you start questioning your choices. You start realizing you've made mistakes, causing harm to not only others but also to yourself. To confess, to acknowledge and to accept these mistakes, can be a very painful process - however, inescapable when the burden becomes too heavy.” ( Sharon Den Adel)
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