Within Temptation - Let Us Burn DVD/CD Review

Within Temptation - Let Us Burn
Within Temptation - Let Us Burn. Nuclear Blast Records

Within Temptation present two different concerts on their latest DVD/CD Let Us Burn. The first show, called Elements, was their 15th anniversary concert at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium in November of 2012. They were accompanied by the Il Novecentro Orchestra.

The second concert is from their Hydra tour. They filmed the May, 2014 show in Amsterdam at the Heineken Music Hall. Let It Burn includes a DVD and two CDs.

It’s also available on Blu-ray.

The concerts each have a different vibe. Elements is much more formal, with the backing orchestra providing a grandiose sound.  And since it’s their 15th anniversary show, the setlist draws from their entire career. They go all the way back to their 1997 debut Enter, performing “Candles” with guest vocalist George Oosthoek from the band Orphanage.

They also do songs from 2000‘s Mother Earth, 2004‘s The Silent Force,  2007‘s The Heart Of Everything and 2011‘s .  I’m sure the performance and audio mix is challenging when performing with an orchestra during a one-off show, but the sound quality is excellent.

The Hydra show is a regular concert, and the band seems much more comfortable. The energy level is also higher than the Elements concert. Since it’s in support of their latest album , there are a lot of songs from that record.

The album has a lot of guest vocalists, who aren’t there live at the concert.

However you do hear the voices of Tarja, Howard Jones (Devil You Know) and Xzibit and see images of them singing on the video screen. They do the same for Keith Caputo on “What Have You Done.”

There is some overlap in the setlists of the two shows, but not a lot. Out of the 17 tracks in each concert, only a few such as “In The Middle Of The Night,” “Sinead” and “Ice Queen” are repeated.

However, the arrangements are different in each show.

Within Temptation fans will definitely want to pick up Let It Burn. During the two concerts you’ll see and hear a wide variety of material both old and now. The only negative is that a few songs from each concert were not included, including their cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness.”

Within Temptation - Let Us Burn Track Listing:

CD 1:
01. Intro
02. Iron
03. In The Middle Of The Night
04. Faster
05. Fire And Ice
06. Our Solemn Hour
07. Stand My Ground
08. Angels
09. Sanctuary Intro
10. The Last Dance
11. Say My Name
12. Candles
13. Sinéad
14. The Promise
15. Mother Earth
16. Ice Queen
17. Stairway To The Skies
18. Intro
19. Let Us Burn
20. Paradise (What About Us?)
21. Faster
22. Iron
23. Edge Of The World
24. In The Middle Of The Night
25. Dangerous
26. And We Run
27. Stand My Ground
28. Covered By Roses
29. Mother Earth
30. What Have You Done
31. Silver Moonlight
32. Whole World Is Watching
33. Sinéad
34. Ice Queen

CD 2:

01. Iron (Live At Sportpalais Antwerp)
02. In The Middle Of The Night (Live At Sportpalais Antwerp)
03. Faster (Live At Sportpalais Antwerp)
04. Fire And Ice (Live At Sportpalais Antwerp)
05. Our Solemn Hour (Live At Sportpalais Antwerp)
06. Stand My Ground (Live At Sportpalais Antwerp)
07.

Angels (Live At Sportpalais Antwerp)
08. Sanctuary Intro (Live At Sportpalais Antwerp)
09. The Last Dance (Live At Sportpalais Antwerp)
10. Say My Name (Live At Sportpalais Antwerp)
11. Candles (Live At Sportpalais Antwerp)
12. Sinéad (Live At Sportpalais Antwerp)
13. The Promise (Live At Sportpalais Antwerp)
14. Mother Earth (Live At Sportpalais Antwerp)
15. Ice Queen (Live At Sportpalais Antwerp)
16. Stairway To The Skies (Live At Sportpalais Antwerp)

BluRay:

01. Let Us Burn (Live At Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)
02. Paradise (What About Us?) (Live At Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)
03. Faster (Live At Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)
04. Iron (Live At Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)
05. Edge Of The World (Live At Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)
06. In The Middle Of The Night (Live At Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)
07.

Dangerous (Live At Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)
08. And We Run (Live At Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)
09. Stand My Ground (Live At Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)
10. Covered By Roses (Live At Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)
11. Mother Earth (Live At Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)
12. What Have You Done (Live At Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)
13. Silver Moonlight (Live At Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)
14. Whole World Is Watching (Live At Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)
15. Sinéad (Live At Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)
16. Ice Queen (Live At Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)

(released November 2014 on Nuclear Blast Records)