Angels (Within Temptation song)

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"Angels"
Single by Within Temptation
from the album The Silent Force
B-side "Say My Name"
Released June 13, 2005
Format CD single, DigitalDownload
Recorded 2004
Genre Symphonic metal, gothic metal[1][2]
Length 4:02
Label Roadrunner
Writer(s) Robert Westerholt, Martijn Spierenburg, Sharon den Adel
Producer(s) Daniel Gibson
Within Temptation singles chronology
"Memories"
(2005)
"Angels"
(2005)
"What Have You Done"
(2007)
Music video
"Angels" on YouTube

"Angels" is the third single of Dutch symphonic metal/rock band Within Temptation from their album The Silent Force.

Tracklisting[edit]

CD single (2 track)
  1. "Angels" - Full Length Version (4:02)
  2. "Say My Name" - New Track (4:06)
CD single (3 track)
  1. "Angels" - Full Length Version (4:02)
  2. "Say My Name" - New Track (4:06)
  3. "Forsaken" - Live 21.04.2005 at Tilburg, The Netherlands (4:54)
CD Multi single (5 track) - BeNeLux/Germany
  1. "Angels" - Full Length Version (4:02)
  2. "Say My Name" - New Track (4:06)
  3. "Forsaken" - Live 21.04.2005 at Tilburg, The Netherlands (4:54)
  4. "The Promise" - Live 21.04.2005 at Tilburg, The Netherlands (7:59)
  5. "Angels" - Live 21.04.2005 at Tilburg, The Netherlands (4:12)
CD single + DVD
  1. "Angels" - Full Length Version (4:02)
  2. "Say My Name" - New Track (4:06)
  3. "Forsaken" - Live 21.04.2005 at Tilburg, The Netherlands (4:54)
  4. "The Promise" - Live 21.04.2005 at Tilburg, The Netherlands (7:59)
  5. "Angels" - Live 21.04.2005 at Tilburg, The Netherlands (4:12)
  6. "The Promise" - Live In 013, Tilburg and Paradiso, Amsterdam
  7. "Angels" - Live In 013, Tilburg and Paradiso, Amsterdam
  8. "Forsaken" - Live In 013, Tilburg and Paradiso, Amsterdam
  9. Videoclip Angels
  10. Within Temptation in Dubai

The song was shipped to American rock radio on July 29, 2007.

Music video[edit]

The video is shot in a desert in Spain. It tells the story of a group of vigilante angels who make it their mission to wipe out evil. Sharon den Adel is a woman who has been seemingly abandoned on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. She accepts a lift from a priest, who takes her back to his home. The priest is in fact a demonic serial killer, who adopts different disguises to get to his victims. All of these disguises are trustworthy people, like a doctor, a police officer, a clown, judge, or a priest. As Sharon stumbles upon a board full of newspaper clippings in the killers home, which are about his previous victims, he seemingly overpowers her with chloroform. He takes a tied up Sharon to the middle of the desert to bury her alive. However, Sharon immediately awakens as the other angels approach (the other band members) and is revealed to also be one of the angels, who was left at the side of the road as bait for the serial killer, during which time the rest of the vigilantes appear and the killer is confronted with the spirits of his victims, who destroy him. The vigilantes then move onto their next target.

The theme to the 1979 film Phantasm was sampled.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Austria Singles Chart[3] 50
Belgium Singles Chart[3] 41
Dutch Singles Chart[3] 8
Finland Singles Chart[3] 9
Germany Singles Chart[3] 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Angels". Allmusic. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Angels by Within Temptation : Reviews and Ratings". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  3. ^ a b c d e [1] "Within Temptation - Angels"