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Cecily:
Epica are one of my favourite bands and the second metal band I got to know (after Nightwish). I don't knwo how well-knwon they are, so a little discription:

Epica was founded in 2003 (if I'm not wrong) by Marl Jansen (Ex-After Forever). They released two albums, The phantom Agony (2003) and Consign to Oblivion (spring 2005), combining Metal with film music and the mezzo-sopran voice of Simone Simmons and the occasional grunts of Mark Jansen. They also released The Score, a "score album" wihthout metal elements. I didn't buy it beacuse I'm not that fond of such things, but I have the two albums and the DVD "We will take you with us".

Questions? Opinions?

Silvia:
Well they are from my homecountry. I liked them in the past more then now. I don't like the new record, but maybe it is because I liked the contrasts between Mark and Simone.
That doesn't change the fact that they are grown a lot and the vocals are much better then in the past....but still I think they can do better like their debut 'The Phantom Agony.'

Cecily:

--- Quote ---Well they are from my homecountry. I liked them in the past more then now. I don't like the new record, but maybe it is because I liked the contrasts between Mark and Simone.
That doesn't change the fact that they are grown a lot and the vocals are much better then in the past....but still I think they can do better like their debut 'The Phantom Agony.'
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I like TpA very much, although it's not perfect. CtO lacks heaviness a bit, it sounds too poppy sometimes, and the mood is not as "dark" anymore. The DVD is just something for fans, but I wouldn't recommand it to people who are not that fond of Epica.

Deadlocked:
hmm... don't know... I can't get into them... even if they have some quite nice passages.. :)

Silvia:
I understaind them a bit better now and have the dvd, but still.... I have the idea that there are some members in the band who wants to do something else also... I hear so many things but all half: but well that's the feeling I have when I see them now.

They just need time to get more a 'profile' from what they are and want to do.

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