Within Temptation was formed in 1996 in the Netherlands. The band consists of singer Sharon den Adel, guitarists Ruud Jolie and Stefan Helleblad, bassist Jeroen van Veen, drummer Mike Coolen and keyboardist Martijn Spierenburg. Robert Westerholt was one of the founders of the band and was their guitarists until 2011; he is now only a studio member. The band has released five albums so far and are currently working on their sixth album, which will be released sometime during 2013.
All I Need is from their fourth album, The Heart of Everything, which was released in 2007. The song is a power-ballad with symphonic influences. Sharon den Adel’s voice is truly amazing, which she displays very well in this song. Sharon den Adel explained what the lyrics are about in an interview -
“It’s about the fact that [everybody], you know, everybody gets this point in life… And that is what the song is about; that you’re trying to hold on to the things that are important, that you try to find something that you can believe in and which is worth living, if it’s family or the love of your life or (laugh) things that make your life worth [living].” (Source: Wikipedia)
I will hopefully be able to see them this summer at the Getaway Rock Festival together with other bands, such as System of a Down and In Flames!
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