After a great lot of listens, I finally came to like the new album. Most of the songs sound similar for the first time, but if you listen it more often, you'll find new details everywhere. That's weird somehow and makes it really hard to set Requiem for the Indifferent on a same level with Design Your Universe, but I think it's like with good games: A high grade of details will make you want to play the game over and over again, and that without getting bored (I could have said that more ... it would sound better in German. Wow, I'm pretty out of practise writing English).
I also like the more progressive direction Epica are taking. "Deter the Tyrant" is a real masterpiece, imo. Love the guitar work.