The Hydra, a mythological serpent creature from ancient Greece, couldn’t be killed. When one of its many heads was cut off, two more grew in its place... It’s like the Dutch symphonic metal legends Within temptation – undefeatable!
Within temptation have never been a band to be content with simply repeating their past. With ‘Hydra’, their sixth studio album which is the most powerful and groundbreaking album ever includes special guest performances from operatic metal diva Tarja Turunen, us hip-hop icon Xzibit, acclaimed singer-songwriter Dave Pirner (soul asylum) and metalcore legend Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch engage)
”The Hydra 海德拉”- 希臘神話中的九頭蛇，每被斬去一個頭就會以雙倍再生，如此死而復生，永恆不滅......獨特的專輯名字反映出致命誘惑樂團 Within Temptation的多變與創造力，貴位荷蘭交響金屬界領軍組合，成員們卻從未甘於故步自封。即將面世的第 六張專輯”The Hydra海德拉”在延續樂團風格基礎上作出不少新嘗試，更邀得多位頂尖音樂人跨刀合作。主唱Sharon與Tarja Turunen(日暮頌歌合唱團前女主唱) 兩位哥德金屬歌姬首度破天荒合作，以媚惑美聲讓歌迷拜倒，加上美國饒舌界重量級人物Xzibit及Howard Jones(終極殺戮樂團前主唱) 傾力獻聲，專輯音樂性更多元豐富。
*亞洲盤特別加收8首Bonus Track，罕有收錄新歌“進化版”，團員親自解說創作靈感，演示歌曲由蘊釀到最後完成的過程，另外更囊 括與比利時電台Q-Music合作的翻唱曲目，包括Let Her Go、Summertime Sadness、Radioactive等經典之作。
*South East Asia Premium Edition features bonus "Evolution Versions" of four new songs, which contain audio commentary from Robert and Sharon and give you unique access to the development of the songs, their lyrical inspiration and the sound of the initial demos and vocals, also features several of the cover songs from their project with QMusic Belgium。