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Epica

Postby Black Wizard » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:56 pm

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!

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Re: Epica

Postby fluffkitten » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:12 pm

Would be happy with hem playing.
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Re: Epica

Postby Methuen » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:22 am

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:
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Re: Epica

Postby Black Wizard » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:41 pm

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).

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Re: Epica

Postby Methuen » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:32 pm

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).
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Re: Epica

Postby jwh20 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:14 am

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.

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Re: Epica

Postby Black Wizard » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:59 pm

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!

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Re: Epica

Postby Methuen » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:48 pm

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 !
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Re: Epica

Postby SlaytanicBacon » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:14 pm

Yes from me! One of my favourite bands and keep wanting them to play so hopefully this time!

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Re: Epica

Postby JB65 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:22 pm

As long as it's not more than a 20 minute set, songs just sound the same after that

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Re: Epica

Postby SlaytanicBacon » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:17 pm

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.

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Re: Epica

Postby Black Wizard » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:43 pm

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.