After Forever (album)

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After Forever
Studio album by After Forever
Released Europe April 23, 2007
United States September 28, 2007
Recorded Rooftop Studios, Holten and Studio Eternia, Reuver, Netherlands
Brarrandov Studio and Smecky Recording, Prague, Czech Republic
Genre Symphonic metal, progressive metal
Length 57:58
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Gordon Groothedde
After Forever chronology
Mea Culpa
(2006)
After Forever
(2007)
Singles from After Forever
  1. "Energize Me"
    Released: March 23, 2007
  2. "Equally Destructive"
    Released: September 21, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
SputnikMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Metal Storm 9/10 stars[3]
Metal Forces (8/10)[4]

After Forever is the eponymous fifth and final album by Dutch symphonic metal band After Forever. It was released in the United States on September 28, 2007. The bonus track "Lonely" appears on the digipack edition. The album reached position No. 6 on the Dutch album charts.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All music by Sander Gommans, Joost van den Broek and After Forever, except "Energize Me" and "Envision" by Gommans, van den Broek, Gordon Groothedde and After Forever. All lyrics by Floor Jansen

  1. "Discord" – 4:36
  2. "Evoke" – 4:23
  3. "Transitory" – 3:28
  4. "Energize Me" – 3:09
  5. "Equally Destructive" – 3:31
  6. "Withering Time" – 4:31
  7. "De-Energized" – 5:09
  8. "Cry with a Smile" – 4:25
  9. "Envision" – 3:56
  10. "Who I Am" – 4:35
  11. "Dreamflight" – 11:08
  12. "Empty Memories" – 4:55
Bonus tracks
  1. "Lonely" – 3:24
  2. "Sweet Enclosure" – 5:03

DVD[edit]

A bonus DVD was bundled together for the North American release featuring the following:

  1. "Discord" Video
  2. "Equally Destructive" Video
  3. "Energize Me" Video
  4. Photo Gallery

Personnel[edit]

Band members
  • Floor Jansen – vocals, soprano in the choir
  • Sander Gommans – guitars, grunts
  • Bas Maas – guitars
  • Luuk van Gerven – bass guitar
  • Joost van den Broek – keyboards, orchestral and choral arrangements, engineer
  • André Borgman – drums
Additional musicians
  • Rannveig Sif Sigurdardottir – mezzo-soprano in the choir
  • Amanda Somerville – alto in the choir
  • Previn Moore – tenor and bariton in the choir
  • Jeff Waters – guitar solo on "De-Energized"
  • Doro Pesch – vocals on "Who I Am"
  • Prague Symphonic Orchestra – orchestra conducted by Richard Hein
Production
  • Gordon Groothedde – producer, engineer, mixing

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2007 Dutch Albums Chart[5] 6
Ultratop Belgian Charts (Wallonia)[6] 72
Ultratop Belgian Charts (Flanders)[7] 89
German Albums Chart[8] 98
French Albums Chart[9] 105

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "After Forever After Forever review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  2. ^ "After Forever - After Forever". Sputnikmusic. 19 November 2007. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  3. ^ "After Forever - After Forever review". Metal Storm. 29 April 2007. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  4. ^ Fisher, Mark. "Album / EP Reviews: After Forever - After Forever". Metal Forces. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  5. ^ a b "After Forever - After Forever (album)". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  6. ^ "After Forever – After Forever". Ultratop (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  7. ^ "After Forever – After Forever". Ultratop (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  8. ^ "Album – After Forever, After Forever". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  9. ^ "After Forever – After Forever (album)". Lescharts.com (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2013-06-21.