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Album of the day: The Unforgiving, the fifth studio album by Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation, released in 2011. The album was released alongside a comic book series and a series of short films, to encompass a concept story.

As of November 2012, the album reportedly sold 313 790 copies exclusively on the iTunes merch website. Metal Storm awarded the album third place on its best symphonic metal albums of 2011 list and seventh on the “biggest surprise” list. It was also awarded fifth place in Loudwire’s list of The Top 10 Rock Albums of 2011. Merlin Alderslade, from Metal Hammer, placed the album at ninth position in his top ten albums of 2011.