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Epica

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:56 pm
by Black Wizard
It's been a long time since they were at Bloodstock I think, and even Download had them this year! They're currently touring 'Design Your Universe' in its entirety and are about to re-release the album with a bunch if bonus stuff. I can see them as a great subheadliner and they are a spectacular live band - if you don't believe me then check out the first video below!

Consign to Oblivion (live in Paris)
Storm the Sorrow
Beyond the Matrix

Re: Epica

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:12 pm
by fluffkitten
Would be happy with hem playing.

Re: Epica

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:22 am
by Methuen
Epica are brilliant live, you get a lot more of the 'metal' out of them onstage than you might under ten layers of Latin and choirs on the albums :lol:

Re: Epica

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:41 pm
by Black Wizard
Methuen wrote:Epica are brilliant live, you get a lot more of the 'metal' out of them onstage than you might under ten layers of Latin and choirs on the albums :lol:

I do think their older songs are far better live, particularly 'Consign to Oblivion'. The live version from their Paris show a couple of years ago is incredible (link in the opening post).

Re: Epica

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:32 pm
by Methuen
Black Wizard wrote:
Methuen wrote:Epica are brilliant live, you get a lot more of the 'metal' out of them onstage than you might under ten layers of Latin and choirs on the albums :lol:

I do think their older songs are far better live, particularly 'Consign to Oblivion'. The live version from their Paris show a couple of years ago is incredible (link in the opening post).


Agreed, and the Paris show is something I've used on my "women in metal are rubbish" friends (I know, there are some holdouts).

Re: Epica

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:14 am
by jwh20
Simone can't sing live, I've seen them three times and on DVD. Decent enough on album, not a band I'd see again.

Re: Epica

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:59 pm
by Black Wizard
jwh20 wrote:Simone can't sing live

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She's been flawless both times I've seen Epica. You are fake news!

Re: Epica

Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:48 pm
by Methuen
Black Wizard wrote:
jwh20 wrote:Simone can't sing live

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She's been flawless both times I've seen Epica. You are fake news!


Seconded.

Plus, none of the metalcore gym bunnies can sing at all ! Simone wins by virtue of being able to sing even on an off day !

Re: Epica

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:14 pm
by SlaytanicBacon
Yes from me! One of my favourite bands and keep wanting them to play so hopefully this time!

Re: Epica

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:22 pm
by JB65
As long as it's not more than a 20 minute set, songs just sound the same after that

Re: Epica

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:17 pm
by SlaytanicBacon
JB65 wrote:As long as it's not more than a 20 minute set, songs just sound the same after that


I disagree, their albums Design Your Universe, The Quantum Enigma and The Divine Conspiracy are some of the best symphonic metal albums and none of those 3 sound alike.

They also deserve way more than 20 minutes considering they headline the Forum often when they come to the UK and currently touring on DYU anniversary which I'd argue is one of their best albums.

Re: Epica

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:43 pm
by Black Wizard
SlaytanicBacon wrote:They also deserve way more than 20 minutes

Nobody gets a set that short at Bloodstock anyway, so I don't think the comment was worth taking seriously.

Re: Epica

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:08 pm
by Awesome Metal Bands
Epica is one of the founding symphonic metal bands and f**@**** brilliant, and one of my favorites which I have seen live about 15 times. Simone Simon's :love: is an amazing vocalist and the rest do a great job with the growling and instrumentals.

The phantom agony is probably one of my favourite albums raw and epic. The new material is also bloody awesome. :flame: