European Metal: GOTTHARD and new WITHIN TEMPTATION

“PARADISE” WITHIN TEMPTATION Ft. Tarja

within temptationDutch rockers, Within Temptation, will remind U.S. fans of Amy Lee and Evanescence. Both bands have a symphonic metal sound and are fronted by dynamic female lead singers. Within Temptation was first dubbed Gothic rockers when their debut CD contained moody, slow, intense songs with repetitive guitar licks. Their style has changed over the years and their latest single, Paradise, is a cross-over rocker that mixes lead singer, Sharon den Adel, with Tarja Turenen, a Finnish soprano who’s also the lead singer of Nightwish (a Finnish Metal band).

“I’M ON MY WAY” GOTTHARD

Gotthard_hugeThink about this on your musical resume: Their first eleven CD’s all went to #1 on the album charts. They are the all-time selling musical act in their home country (Switzerland). Yet to most of the world, you mention the band, Gotthard, and all you’ll see is blank stares. Their lead singer, Steve Lee, died in a motorcycle accident in 2010 but his band left a huge legacy on European metal music. They’re a combination of Bon Jovi, Led Zepellin, and their favorite band, Whitesnake. The power ballad, I’m On My Way, is a great introduction to the Swiss rockers.

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