CD REVIEW Epica

Band : Epica
Album title : Requiem For The Indifferent
Label : Nuclear Blast GMBH
Distributor : PIAS
Release Date : 09/03/2012
Release : CD

Already the third release on Nuclear Blast for Epica, and their fifth so far.  I would say there is not much changed in their music, however tiny changes might be detected after several listening sessions.  Those ‘changes’ are mainly in the guitar parts I find.  If this has to do with the two new band members that came from God Dethroned?  I don’t know. I also have the impression that there are more guitar solos on this album.

Like their previous album, this album also is a very good one.  As far as this kind of metal is concerned, I think Epica is one of the, if not the best representative of this genre for the Netherlands.

Personally I prefer Simone Simons style of singing, above that of fellow countrywoman Sharon Den Adel, but you don’t have to agree of course.  De gustibus et coloribus non disputandum est
they say in Latin.

With no less than 13 songs on the album one might say we have been spoiled as well.

95/100

Erik Morren.