Epica Design Your Universe
4.1 Ranking: #55 for 2009
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5.0 classicMetalz | July 7th 13

This album hasn't ever grown old. Still beautiful and brutal. . . brootiful.

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4.0 excellentBeardedIdiot | September 13th 10

Comparing this to the previous Epica effort is like comparing diamonds and stones. Everything seems to have improved, even the growling (which is still pretty meh). The best part (for me at least) is that I Finally can remember something after listening through an Epica album. Which is quite something

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4.0 excellentRikRoach7 | June 12th 11

Suffers under the band's will to make it the biggest they've ever done. Length, orchestra, heaviness, the choir, and the everbeating double bass, it's just too overloaded, but it grows on you with every listen. Simone has a great voice. Mark's growls are partially good, partially terrible.

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4.5 superbHannes Bornman | September 13th 10

Featuring the only 13 minute song I can actually listen to.

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0.0 ButcheredChildren | September 10th 10

This album can do no wrong, Epica is GOLDEN! Design Your Universe is one of the most beautiful albums every released for both metal and symphony orchestra

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4.5 superbeman3624 | October 25th 09

Before listening to this album, I was not a big fan of Epica. But after hearing this, they made me believe that they are capible of making a very stellar album. This honestly blew me away: musically, lyrically, vocally, everything you would want to eventually hear from a band like this. Now that After Forever broke up, this is a chance for Epica to step it up a notch, and that is exactly what they did with this release. This is easily, by far, their best album, and I'd say this is the best album I heard this year so far too, and it shows how symphonic metal should sound while putting itself as one of the best albums in the genre. 4.5/5

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4.5 superbDeliveranceViaProg | October 21st 09

This new release is some very strong symphonic metal with definite progressive influences. Simone's soaring vocals continue to be the highlight.

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4.0 excellentVortex | October 16th 09

Probably their best, they are a bit more technical now, the songs structures are less chaotic and Simone's voice has improved much. And they have become catchy as hell. Other than that the same 'ol Epica, which is not a bad thing, this band blows out all other simillar pop/metal gothic bands (Xandrya, Within Temptation... you get the picture).

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4.0 excellentDaniel Garrett Irwin | April 2nd 14
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