Friday, May 23, 2014

Within Temptation Releases New Video Featuring... Xhibit?!

Within Temptation just released this new video with Xhibit. Yeah, Xhibit, the fucking rapper-slash-ride pimper.

Goddamnit. They must have taken up acid... or they've just been doing it all along.


Still, this isn't such a surprise. Within Temptation was founded by the husband and wife team of vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. They run that bitch like a dictatorship, and no one else really has any say over their material or sound or appearance.

While this would be a great thing if the dictators knew what the hell they were doing, to me it is more of a detriment than anything because they actually could be making good music if they allowed it to be influenced more by others.

You can tell in the songs they write. In the past, they have come up with some amazing, mind-blowing, goosebump-inducing riffs, intros and interludes - but it never lasts. You get 10 to 30 seconds of a good song, then the rest is fucking crap. Cheese-laden garbage. And I usually love cheese.

They've made about one or two songs that I enjoyed the whole way through out of their entire lengthy and successful career. That's just my opinion, and I know others will like more of their stuff than that, but even they have to admit that there are just parts of their songs that would've been better left unrecorded.

I dunno, guys. I'll just go and listen to one of the two songs I like from them and try my hardest to forget what the hell I just saw.

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