This is Within Temptation’s debut that has finally been released in the U.S. It’s not a bad album but very different from their later work. The songs are a bit darker, longer and more heavy and there’s also a few tracks that feature male growling. But of course, the highlight here is Sharon Den Adel’s beautiful angelic voice. My favorite tracks are Restless, Enter, Pearls of Light, and Candles. This is a good album but hopefully, Roadrunner will be smart and release both Mother Earth and The Silent Force in the U.S.