Dutch symphonic rock band Within Temptation has released a music video for “Whole World Is Watching You”, which features Soul Asylum vocalist Dave Pirner. The video was directed by ubiquitous rock/metal music video director Patric Ullaeus and mixes performance footage of the band atop a skyscraper with the story of man who learns to walk again after being paralyzed. The song comes from the band’s upcoming album Hydra, which comes out next Tuesday via Nuclear Blast Records (iTunes).
Let me just get this out right away: this song is terrible. It’s incredibly generic and it feels like a serious backslide for the band. Within Temptation used to rock…hard. Even when they did more laid back songs they had this dynamic scope that this track is sorely lacking.