In 1997, the young band Within Temptation, founded by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt, released their first album ‘Enter’. Borrowing from the Gothic and the Doom a certain slowness/heaviness/depth/blackness, and the heavy of beautiful melodies all in power. ‘Enter’ is filled with huge doomy riffs and a balance of Robert Westerholdt‘s sinister growling juxtaposed with Sharon den Adel‘s ethereal emoting. The band became prominent in the Dutch underground scene. In 1998 WT released their follow-up the 5 track E.P. “The Dance” a deep and lush mini-album that fuses the epic feel and invigorating nature of power metal, the massive grandeur of symphonic doom metal. This Expanded WT Edition release has one bonus track.