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The whole album is amazing, easy 5 stars. The essence of silence is probably the best song I have ever heard. I feel like this is the first album where the back up singers are more a part of the band, rather than a highlight in select songs. Incredible album in all aspects!!! Heavy metal!!!!

update: I wanted to edit this review to complain about the other review by user: Tjgk87. First off, his/her review was put up well before the album was released in europe, the review is dated even before the album leaked. Unless they have some kind of inside hook up there is no way they listened to the whole album before writing a review. They probably listened to essence of silence and made a judgement call on the whole album based off only 1-2 songs which is nonsense.

Secondly - Now I like within temptation as much as the next guy, but to compare epica with WT would be like comparing water with soda. They are 2 completely different styles of music. Sure they are both female fronted rock bands from the same part of the world, but that is where the similarities stop.

Third - I think Tjgk87's main complaint was Simone's vocals. They said there is no emotion like within temptation shows emotion, and opera style singing is more about showing off than it is about emotion? Well all of that is nonsense too IMO. "Opera style vocals" is not about showing off, its about working your voice to get the notes and sounds you want from your voice. I understand if someone doesn't enjoy it if "all the singing is like tarja instead of emotional and netherland like within temptation", but does that mean tarja is bad? Does that mean all "opera style" singers are bad because they don't show emotion?

"now all the singing is opera like tarja instead of emotional and netherland like within temptation" THIS SENTENCE IS COMPLETE NONSENSE!!

I can't even take that sentence seriously, because, they are basing that statement off of 1-2 songs, and not the whole album. That's not the main reason I can't take that seriously. The main reason is, just because you don't care for a style of vocals doesn't mean it's emotionless. I'm sorry but their review seemed like trash to me

Best one yet

Overall this, in my opinion only, is Epica's best yet. The writing and production quality are stunning and there are no weak songs in the whole lot.

Much Better!

After being a fan of Epica since their The Divine Conspiracy album, I was quite disappointed when Requiem of the Indifferent came out. There were only a handful of somgs I liked on that album, but most of the melodies felt off and I felt the music was much too heavy and not enough of the classical element that they usually have. This new album, however, has DEFINATELY restored my faith in the band and THIS is what Requiem of the Indifferent should've been! Great job, Epica!


Formed: 2003 in Reuver, Netherlands

Genre: Metal

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Originally calling themselves Sahara Dust, Holland's Epica formed in early 2003 when After Forever guitarist Mark Jansen decided to break away from the group he had helped found in order to start an operatic metal project all his own. After drafting teenaged mezzo-soprano Simone Simons, guitarist Ad Sluijter, keyboardist Coen Janssen, bassist Yves Huts, and drummer Jeroen Simons, Epica entered Wolfsburg, Germany's Gate Studio with a classically trained choir and string section to lay down their ambitious...
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The Quantum Enigma, Epica
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Metal, Music, Rock
  • Released: May 06, 2014

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