Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in 1995 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. They have always been classified by critics as gothic metal or rock, although the "gothic" influence varies with each album. Their most prominent and well-known sound is described as symphonic metal, although their earlier material, such as debut album Enter, was mostly gothic metal. Enter even had a hint of doom metal. In an interview, Den Adel said they fell into a symphonic rock genre with various influences. In a later interview with Dutch music platform 3VOOR12, den Adel stated that "we consider ourselves more a symphonic rock band ... in my opinion, we are no gothic band". Wikipedia
Within Temptation is a member of the following lists: 1990s music groups, 2000s music groups, Musical sextets, World Music Awards winners, Musical groups established in 1996, Dutch heavy metal musical groups, Dutch rock music groups, Symphonic metal musical groups, 2010s music groups and Dutch gothic metal musical groups.
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