After Forever (album)

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After Forever
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 23, 2007 (Europe)
September 28, 2007 (US)
RecordedSeptember-November 2006
StudioRooftop Studios, Holten and Studio Eternia, Reuver, Netherlands
Barrandov Studio and Smecky Recording, Prague, Czech Republic
GenreSymphonic metal, progressive metal
Length57:58
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerGordon 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
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Metal Forces(8/10)[2]
Metal Storm9/10 stars[3]

After Forever is the eponymous fifth and final studio 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 No. 6 on the Dutch album charts.[4]

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
Production
  • Gordon Groothedde – producer, engineer, mixing

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2007 Dutch Albums Chart[4] 6
Ultratop Belgian Charts (Wallonia)[5] 72
Ultratop Belgian Charts (Flanders)[6] 89
German Albums Chart[7] 98
French Albums Chart[8] 105

References[edit]

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