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Within Temptation - 'Let Us Burn: Elements & Hydra Live In Concert' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/e4/87/34/within-temptation-let-us-burn-elements-and-hydra-live-in-concert-27-1444075648.jpg Hot

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Seriously, I am not one to use superlatives, but I can only describe this as stunning.

If anyone tries to tell you that Within Temptation are not major players in the music world, then I suggest you point them in the direction of this box-set; the latest release from the Dutch Symphonic Metal masters. Seriously, I am not one to use superlatives, but I can only describe this as stunning! Not only do you get two concerts on one disc, but you also get audio of the two shows on two others.

The first concert, 'Elements', was a very elaborate arena show performed once only at the sold out Sportspaleis in Antwerp in November 2012 to celebrate the band's 15th birthday. It was quite spectacular, including everything you would want to see in a show; guest artists, a choir, an orchestra, inflatables, a fantastic light show, pyrotechnics, women on stilts... oh yes and the totally wonderful Sharon den Adel, who starts the concert as a little girl before being swallowed by a box. Yes, it really is that magical. Naturally it is a career spanning show, containing what the band considers to be their best songs. 'In The Middle Of The Night', 'Faster', 'Stand My Ground', 'Say My Name', 'Mother Earth' and 'Ice Queen' are all in there. That said, we don't get the full show on the disc, as den Adel says at the end that they had been on stage for two hours and the footage only lasts for ninety minutes. Still, at least they filmed it and we did eventually get to see most of it.

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The 'Hydra' tour was the band's last project and they are still touring with this at the moment. It was not as elaborate or as large as the 'Elements' show but still a sizeable production. There are the same number of tracks as 'Elements', seventeen in total, and once again we don't get the whole show. Some of the songs appear as part of both concerts but there are only seven so it's not too bad. A lot of the songs are, understandably, from 'Hydra' such as 'Let Us Burn', 'Paradise (What About Us)', 'Edge Of The World', 'Dangerous', 'And We Run', 'Covered By Roses', 'Silver Moonlight' and 'Whole World Is Watching'. That's eight songs from the ten on the album so it was definitely the 'Hydra' show. I have said before that this band will keep growing and soon we will only be able to see them in arenas, which I personally think would be a shame but you can't stop progress. And this is something that this collection clearly shows, that the band do not rest on their laurels and will try new ideas, clearly illustrated by the inclusion of '...Run'.

I would recommend, if you have the equipment, to watch this with 5:1 audio; it's good in stereo but its better in 5:1...almost like being there. And let's not forget, if you wanted to take the music out with you, or you just wanted to listen and not watch, (but I don't know why you would), these two shows are also included in the package as two audio discs which, track wise, are exactly the same as the videos. There are no extras on the disc, but having two concerts, why would you need them?

I don't think I need to recommend buying this set. If you are a Within Temptation fan already, then I would guess that you have been eagerly awaiting this... if so, the wait is over!

Andy Brailsford

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