This album awoke my intrest in metal. I first heard the title track ''Mother Earth'' and I was completely blown away. That song overwhelmed me, and I thought: ''Why not try downloading a few tracks?''. So I strated and after ME came IceQueen, Deceiver of Fools and of course The Promise. I will always be thankfull to the guys and lady of Within Temptation for showing me the very best genre that modern music has to offer: METAL.