After the release of their gothic metal classic Enter, Within Temptation decided to put out an intermission CD for their ever-hungry fans. Consisting of 3 new tracks, 2 remixes, and bonus enhanced material, I’m going to say any fan of WT should try to get their hands on this, especially for the new songs.
The EP begins with the self-titled track, a favorite of mine with one of the most unforgettable choruses I think I’ve ever heard. Some male grunting is featured, but thankfully it’s pushed back into the mix a little. Following this is a quirky little ballad called “Another Day” – which only showcases Sharon’s airy, angelic singing. A beautiful song altogether, also featuring a great chorus. The track 3 slot belongs to fan favorite “The Other Half (Of Me)”. This song is a lot heavier and faster than the WT I had already acquainted myself with, so it took me awhile to appreciate it. Of course, a few listens changed that, and now it could very well be one of my all-time favorite WT songs.
The remixes aren’t anything special, but they’re nice to have if you’re a collector. A classical version of “Restless” is included as an enhanced track, accompanied by band bios and tour photos.
Again, this is a must for WT fans. However, to anyone just starting to get a hold of this band, I’d suggest getting the follow-up album Mother Earth or 2004’s The Silent Force first. But you really can’t go wrong either way.