Resist (Within Temptation album)

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Studio album by Within Temptation
Released December 14, 2018
Recorded 2017–2018[1]
Length 47:35
Producer Daniel Gibson
Within Temptation chronology
Singles from Resist
  1. "The Reckoning"
    Released: September 14, 2018

Resist is the seventh studio album by Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation. It is scheduled to be released on December 14, 2018.[2] The album contains guest appearances by singer Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach) and Anders Fridén (In Flames). The first single, "The Reckoning", was released at midnight on September 14, 2018, and features Shaddix as guest vocalist. The album marks the longest time gap between the band releases.[3]

Background and composition[edit]

After extensive promotion and touring for the band's sixth album, lead vocalist Sharon den Adel went through a process of exhaustion and suffered from a writer's block. The vocalist also went through personal problems, which led her to abandon writing for the band for a while to focus on herself. During this time, den Adel managed to start composing again, but this time for herself as a form to cope with her difficulties at the time. As these songs were not rock oriented or fit for the band, she then decided to release them as a solo project entitled My Indigo.[4] After going through this process and composing "smaller, much more direct, personal and vulnerable" kind of songs, the vocalist found herself again in the right state of mind to compose the "combative, powerful and big" kind of songs that Within Temptation needed and is known for.[5] As of the end of 2017, while announcing her solo release, den Adel confirmed that the band was already back to the studio recording new songs for a possible 2018 album release,[1] which was officially announced on September 13. Speaking to Metal Hammer, the vocalist stated that this album has taken pop music as an inspiration while giving it a dark and metal oriented treatment, as the band felt that modern music hasn't been edgy or daring in recent years.[2] The album will feature Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix, In Flames Anders Fridén, and flemish singer Jasper Steverlinck as guest vocalists.[6]


At the end of November 2017, before any recent signs of releasing new material, the band announced a European tour for the end of 2018 in hope for a possible release on that same year, considering that they had already some newly written songs.[7][8][9][10] At the beginning of December, almost a year before the tour, two concerts were already sold out.[11] The first single, entitled "The Reckoning", was released the day after the official album announcement, alongside with a lyric video. The single features Shaddix as a guest vocalist.[6][12][13] The day after the 2018 edition of the Wacken Open Air, the festival announced the band as a performer for next year's edition.[14]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Daniel Gibson, Sharon den Adel and Robert Westerholt, except where noted.

1."The Reckoning" (Featuring Jacoby Shaddix)4:11
2."Endless War" 4:09
3."Raise Your Banner" (Featuring Anders Fridén)
  • Gibson
  • Mathijs Tieken
  • den Adel
  • Westerholt
4."Supernova" 5:34
5."Holy Ground" 4:10
6."In Vain" 4:25
7."Firelight" (Featuring Jasper Steverlinck)
  • Gibson
  • den Adel
  • Sarah De Courcy Astos
  • Daniel Barkman
8."Mad World" 4:57
9."Mercy Mirror" 3:49
10."Trophy Hunter"
  • Stefan Helleblad
Total length:47:35


Within Temptation

Guest musicians


  1. ^ a b "WITHIN TEMPTATION Singer Launches MY INDIGO Solo Project; Promises 2018 Release For Band's New Album". 11 November 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Within Temptation announce new album Resist". Metal Hammer. 13 September 2018. 
  3. ^ "Within Temptation new album Resist". Loudwire. 13 September 2018. 
  4. ^ "Interview – Sharon den Adel Talks Rediscovery, My Indigo, & Within Temptation". Cryptic Rock. 18 April 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2018. 
  5. ^ "Sharon den Adel: My Indigo dichter bij mezelf". RTL Nieuws. 15 April 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2018. 
  6. ^ a b "Within Temptation premiere single". sputnikmusic. 14 September 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018. 
  7. ^ "Within Temptation announce UK and European tour". 
  8. ^ "Within Temptation staat volgend jaar in Afas Live - Stadsgids - PAROOL". Het Parool. 
  9. ^ "Live Arena - Infos Concerts, Musiques et Festivals en Europe". 
  10. ^ "WITHIN TEMPTATION Announces Fall 2018 European Tour". 20 November 2017. 
  11. ^ "Within Temptation kondigt twee extra optredens aan - NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op". 
  12. ^ "Within Temptation release new single The Reckoning". Metal Hammer. 14 September 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018. 
  13. ^ "Within Temptation announce new album, Resist, premiere "The Reckoning": Stream". Consequence of Sound. 14 September 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018. 
  14. ^ "The first bands for Wacken Open Air 2019". Wacken Official Website. 15 September 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.