The Silent Force

The Silent Force
Studio album by
Released11 November 2004
29 August 2005 (UK)
Recorded10 May–29 August 2004
StudioWisseloord Studios, Hilversum
Sound Park Studios, Schiedam, Netherlands
ICP Studios, Brussels, Belgium
Studio #5 and Documentary Studio, Moscow, Russia
GenreSymphonic metal[1][2]
LabelGUN (Europe)
Roadrunner (rest of the world)
ProducerDaniel Gibson, Stefan Helleblad
Within Temptation chronology
Mother Earth
The Silent Force
The Heart of Everything
Singles from The Silent Force
  1. "Stand My Ground"
    Released: 17 November 2004
  2. "Memories"
    Released: 31 January 2005
  3. "Angels"
    Released: 13 June 2005
  4. "Jillian (I'd Give My Heart)"
    Released: 2005

The Silent Force is the third studio album by Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation, released on 15 November 2004, by GUN Records. This album is the first to feature Ruud Jolie on lead guitar, as well as Martijn Spierenburg on keyboards, after Martijn Westerholt had to leave the band due to illness.

It was released as three versions: a basic version with jewel case and no booklet; a standard version with jewel case and an eight-page booklet; and a premium version as a digipak with luxury artwork, enhanced CD-ROM content and two bonus tracks (see below).

Only one week after its release, the album reached Gold status in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Finland.

On 5 August 2008, The Silent Force along with Mother Earth were released in the United States on Roadrunner Records.

Production and recording

Plans for the band's third album came to fruition in 2004, with the release of The Silent Force on 15 November 2004, across Europe. It was produced by Daniel Gibson. In an interview on Buzznet, lead singer Sharon den Adel discussed the title of the album:

"The title of our latest album 'The Silent Force' is actually taken from the title of a book from the beginning of the 19th century from a Dutch writer (who lived in Indonesia when he was young) called Louis Couperus. All the songs on this album are in some way related to that book (or at least the title)."[3]

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