Epica The Divine Conspiracy
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Asiatic667
October 1st 2009



4647 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Shrikeman, you suck, shut up

GeneralThought
November 21st 2009



11 Comments


I don't see why you guys don't like Simone's voice that much. Sure, she may not be the best technical singer, but her tone is great and her voice is very pretty. Floor's voice kills, but sometimes she goes crazy and it's kind of hard to listen to. She may be showing her great vocal techniques, but I listen to music for the sound, so if it sounds good it is good!

And I wouldn't think of Epica as a second rate AF. I felt they were a second rate NW before DYU, but after that album I went back to their older work and found I loved it as well. As for me, I haven't really gotten into AF except their final album (which kicks major booty).

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
October 2nd 2011



1838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The cover of Fear Factory's 'Replica' is hilarious. With that exception,i thought this was a pretty solid release, but its far from their best.

Dreamflight
October 2nd 2011



1760 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I think its one of their best actually, much better than Design your Universe or Consign to oblivion.

scarlet666
January 31st 2012



1 Comments


Amazing voice love the album

Apollo
January 31st 2012



10263 Comments


DYU was great. Especially the softer tracks. Linger is still the best song this band has ever done, and even then it's simply Simone and the pianist

Shuyin
April 27th 2012



11106 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

awsome stuff, Simones voice is just about perfect for their sound. but yea, DYU is easily better than this.

Digging: Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue with the Stars

Det_Nosnip
April 28th 2012



374 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

So I finally got around to actually listening to this album (didn't realize I actually posted in this review too, lol). Anyways, I was surprised by this album...it's actually very well done. Saying that Epica is an After Forever ripoff is somewhat of a misnomer, because that's like suing John Fogerty for ripping off CCR (oh, wait...;) ). Mark Jensen was about 50% of After Forever's sound, and listening to Epica, I can actually hear that it's a 50% the later AF albums were sorely lacking. While I respect AF for doing something different, a lot of what they did after the split was subpar (Remagine?), although Invisible Circles was probably the best the band put out IMO.

Anyways, I got bored one day and went through Epica's back catalogue, and after hearing the more commercialized sound of Consign, I expected this to be worse...but it actually went the opposite direction and ended up being one of the band's stronger records IMO.

Plus, that cover...

Dreamflight
April 28th 2012



1760 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

That AF/Epica/M.Jansen description was spot on dude.

Dreamflight
April 28th 2012



1760 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Best alum ever. ^ ^

Dreamflight
April 28th 2012



1760 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

More like an AF fan and some other FFMS bands, really. I used to, but the more bands appear the shitty the genre gets.

Epictemptation
February 25th 2013



88 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I like the atmosphere of the album


Atari
Contributing Reviewer
February 25th 2013



19411 Comments


something tells me you like this band.

Digging: Musk Ox - Woodfall

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
November 17th 2013



9606 Comments


Badass album

XfingTheSullen
May 18th 2014



2364 Comments


This is the first time I've listened to Epica - except that live video for "cry for the moon". So far it's pretty sweet - what sets the band apart from Nightwish and Within Temptation, with whom they tend to be lumped together, is the fact they're not afraid to play heavy and use growls. Good thing

Verm
May 18th 2014



1004 Comments


Excellent album, but their recent stuff is better



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