Within Temptation

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Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. They have always been classified by critics gothic metal or rock, although the amount of influence on "gothic" varies with each album. Their most prominent music is described as symphonic metal, although their earlier material, such as Enter, was mostly gothic metal. Enter even came with a hint of doom metal influence. In an interview, den Adel said they fell into a symphonic rock genre with various influences. In a later interview with 3VOOR12, den Adel stated that "we consider ourselves more a symphonic rock band ... we are in my opinion no gothic band".

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Within Temptation