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Within Temptation Release New Single “The Purge”

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The latest sign that I’m getting soft in my old age: I all but enjoyed “The Purge,” the latest single from Within Temptation. I’ve really never much of a fan of this band, but this song is stoopid-catchy. I totally get why someone might like this.

I do think the bridge, during which 99% of the music drops out and singer Sharon den Adel lowers her voice to a whisper, is misguided; I think it was designed to be the quiet before the storm, but instead it feels like it a momentum-killer.

But for the most part, “The Purge” is a winner.

Says den Adel of the track:

“‘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 realising 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, unescapable when the burden becomes too heavy.”

You can listen to “The Purge” below. It’s the band’s second single this year, after “Entertain You,” which was released in May. A press release instructs fans to “Stand by for further new music to come from Within Temptation in 2020,” so I guess we can expect at least one more song sometime in the next few weeks.

Last thing real quick: Sharon den Adel was on The MetalSucks Podcast in June, not long after the release of “Entertain You.” You can listen to that here.

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