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Release date: 9 March 2012
Style: Symphonic metal

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01. Karma
02. Monopoly On Truth
03. Storm The Sorrow
04. Delirium
05. Internal Warfare
06. Requiem For The Indifferent
07. Anima
08. Guilty Demeanor
09. Deep Water Horizon
10. Stay The Course
11. Deter The Tyrant
12. Avalanche
13. Serenade Of Self-Destruction
14. Nostalgia [bonus]
15. Twin Flames [bonus]

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (15)


Additional info
Epica Choir:
Linda Janssen & Laura Macri - Soprano
Amanda Somerville & Tanja Eisl - Alto
Previn Moore - Tenor
Christoph Drescher - Bass
Simon Oberender - Additional Gregorian voice on "Internal Warfare"

Produced by Sascha Paeth & Epica
Recorded at the Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany between September and November 2011
Bass Guitar recorded at The Huts Studio in Antwerp, Belgium
Piano and Key-solo recorded at CFJ Studios in Oss, The Netherlands
Engineering by Miro
Mixed at The Gate Studio & The Pathway Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany, November and December 2011
Mastered at The Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany, December 2011
All music arranged by Epica, Sascha Paeth, Miro and Amanda Somerville
Orchestral arranged by Miro
Vocal lines co-written by Sascha Paeth

Lyrics co-written by Amanda Somerville

Intro riff and verse "Internal Warfare" co-written by Frank Schiphorst and Jack Driessen & midpart "Deep Water Horizon" co-written by Jack Driessen

Latin translation by Gjalt Lucassen & Jaap Toorenaar

Bonus tracks:
14. Deter the Tyrant (Grunt version)(Unreleased)

Digital Version:
14. Nostalgia (03:26)
15. Twin Flames (Regular Version) (04:47)
+ Digital Booklet

Digipack:
14. Twin Flames (Soundtrack Version) (05:02)
15. Nostalgia (03:26)

North America
14. Twin Flames (Soundtrack Version) (05:02)

European & Japan:
14. Nostalgia (03:26)

Other versions from the album:
• The standard edition features the 13 tracks
• The CD + shirt edition contains the standard edition of the album, along with a t-shirt in the size of choice.
• The digipak edition contains the standard album and the bonus track "Nostalgia".
• The 2-LP white vinyl edition is limited to 150 copies and contains an A2-sized poster.
• The 2-LP black vinyl edition contains an A2-sized poster
• The mailorder edition, limited to 500 copies, contains a wooden box, which includes limited digipak, exclusive instrumental CD as bonus, artwork postcards and certificate.
• The American edition features 13 tracks + the bonus track Twin Flames (Soundtrack Version)
• Instrumental 2 LP version (released by Nuclear Blast on 01 June 2012)

IMPORTANT!
On a first version of the album, the song Serenade of Self-Destruction misses Mark's and Simone's vocals.
In apology Nuclear Blast released a free vocal version of "Serenade of Self-Destruction".
It is available for CD owners here:
http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/data/bands/epica/releases/track-download.html

Guest review by
PocketMetal

Rating:
8.0
Epica is back with a new album, trying to continue their success over the past years and to satisfy their many fans, even though they're not experimenting with a whole new approach this time; the result is something different from Design Your Universe.

Requiem for the Indifferent is less aggressive and more accessible, but at the end of the day it's just as enjoyable. The album has its flaws like every other Epica album, but almost every song has enough interesting moments to look forward to. It can be the professional choirs, some good riffs and solos, some well timed growls or Simone's amazing vocals. But you also have to endure the average done-to-death stuff that keep appearing throughout your lengthy listen.

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published 11.06.2012 | Comments (12)

Guest review by
IanYeara

Rating:
7.0
So I've finally marshaled my thoughts on Requiem for the Indifferent. I love Epica, they are my third favorite band, but when I heard this album I didn't fanboy out, I just sat there in confusion unsure of what to think. What's really different about this album is that's it's not as inherently catchy as their previous material, it's slower as well and a lot more progressive. Ultimately this album really doesn't stack up to the rest of their discography and especially not Design Your Universe which is literally one song away from being perfect; they clearly decided to experiment with this album which I have no problem with, but in music one must be careful with experimentation because while in this case it's not completely disastrous it could have been so much worse. In some cases that experimentation on this album works well and it was somewhat refreshing.

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published 23.09.2013 | Comments (12)

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knightlightning - 15.03.2012 at 21:48  
Rating: 6 Mission not accomplished
SymphAlchemist - 19.03.2012 at 03:07  
Rating: 7 Great album instrumentally talking. Simone didn't make any effort in it. Though the vocals are good, I miss her high notes. At least she won't have trouble singing these songs in live, they're a lot easier.

The songs in this album are more melodic, are not that heavy. I loved them, but Requiem didn't overcome Design Your Universe
Vonpire - 19.03.2012 at 18:43  
Rating: 9 I have to agree. Simone performance on this album is weaker compared to any other one of Epica.
doomarc - 20.03.2012 at 01:06  
Rating: 7 Requiem for the indifferent is an amazing album.It's heavy but not as Design Your Universe I think Simone's new performance is very good, because this is the way how she can sing better since she had problems with live opera performances.I liked the album, i liked the old school death riffs and growls but i wish it included a masterpiece like ' Kingdom of heaven' but there is no song like that.( It's the weakest point of the album) While they were improving their techniques of the last album, they've also turned back to phantom agony times and used so much arabesque, mystic melodies.I don't understand people wHo don't like the album.'Design your universe' was the top point of Epica, and it'S not easy to make an album like 'Requiem for the indifferetn' after DYU.
Night Sight - 20.03.2012 at 15:55  
  I like simone new style of singing .it is better than her operatic singing. it is more natural .i think she is not strong enough in operatic singing as she is in pop singing.overall the music is not as heavy as deign your universe
Vonpire - 20.03.2012 at 16:42  
Rating: 9 The "lol" point imo is that serenade of Self-Destruction (the song that came without vocals on cd xD) is where Simone's vocal performance is better

And I personally don't like the "pop" voice of Simone. She sing way too much in "falsetto" , and imo she just doesn't get there, being annoying even in some points.

Anyway the album is still brilliant.
Wes - 21.03.2012 at 00:49  
Rating: 6 I'll listen to this more when I get a chance. Song writing didn't impress me on the first spin.
Iron Nostarion - 21.03.2012 at 15:23  
Rating: 8 It's pretty much a well-done album, I get all the disliking though, but it's unfair to say that this is a bad album. DYU, Divine Conspiracy and Phantom Agony sound better, I agree.. and perhaps Simone isn't performing as people were used to or did not break much limits, but she sings well here for all I care. Her voice is still powerful and charming.

Hats off to Mark, though. His riffs are well-done. Pretty much a good album, but doesn't outdo the precedents. The hate is probably all about Epica being mainstream and Simone showing off her body etc. :/
Unhealer - 21.03.2012 at 19:16  
Rating: 8
Written by Vonpire on 20.03.2012 at 16:42

The "lol" point imo is that serenade of Self-Destruction (the song that came without vocals on cd xD) is where Simone's vocal performance is better

And I personally don't like the "pop" voice of Simone. She sing way too much in "falsetto" , and imo she just doesn't get there, being annoying even in some points.

Anyway the album is still brilliant.


I disagree here, Simone never sang operatic vocals correctly. She can pull it off and it may sound nice to the ear, but if you listen well she sounds like an owl; mostly on The Phantom Agony. She may have improved a bit over time, but she is doing much better with the pop-like vocals IMO, they suit her voice better.

And now that you mention the falsetto, in live performances every time she can't reach a note with her voice she does an operatic falsetto to get it.
Or she doesn't do it at all.
Dark†SymphonY - 21.03.2012 at 19:45  
Rating: 7 Definitely Epica's worst yet, highly disappointed. But I wasn't expecting any masterpiece from them anyway.
Cal Wolvington - 22.03.2012 at 17:35  
  I made a prediction that this album would not be good and I was right. I guess you can judge a book by it's cover(art) after all. Too bad, Epica used to be one of the best symphometal bands out there. I'll always love their first two albums.
M C Vice - 23.03.2012 at 10:13  
Rating: 7 THERE'S NO VOCALS ON THE LAST SONG.
Sorry, inevitably some idiot would say that, so I thought I'd get in first.
After first listen, on the symphonic metal scale, it's better than Meredead, not as good as The Silent Force.
And I see once again that Amanda Sommerville was involved. Can anyone tell me if she appears as a backing/choir singer on all the other albums? Got Phantom Agony and Divine Conspiricy which both have her, so if she's on all of the albums I'll try to change the profile to show her as a perminent session musician, rather than a separate stint for each album.
doomarc - 23.03.2012 at 10:13  
Rating: 7 Total eight points :O This is unfair and murder.But i've started to sort out why Epica fans disliked the new album :/ I guess the biggest reason is Simone's voice.She doesn't use opera voice and according to me this is her best performance and she was never good at opera singing on live performances.And second reason : ) we can hear less keyboard melodies in RFTI, because they've prefferred melodic and progressive guitar riffs. They've improved themselves and the album is best of them after DYU.You may listen old albums that were simple keyboard metal.That may be your eartaste, i understand, but it doesn't mean you can't be equitable while voting.
M C Vice - 23.03.2012 at 11:29  
Rating: 7 Oh, I forgot to ask before. Why did they name the interlude track after Semargl's drummer?
Zhazhael - 24.03.2012 at 23:58  
Rating: 10
Written by Night Sight on 20.03.2012 at 15:55

I like simone new style of singing .it is better than her operatic singing. it is more natural .i think she is not strong enough in operatic singing as she is in pop singing.overall the music is not as heavy as deign your universe



Can you tell me how to put the rating?
Lyphiria - 25.03.2012 at 02:40  
Rating: 7 Didn't like this one too much, but not because of Simone's vocals (actually I'm very happy that she found herself, and some of the belting parts are as hard as any lyrical pieces in the past albums), but the music, for me, lacks something. The choir is more diverse compared to the last albums, but veeery bad used, it simply doesn't fit in many songs. The symphonic parts lack some originality, very plain, very common. The guitars and drums are awesome and Mark's grunts are...hum...as expected. There are very good songs like "Monopoly on Truth" (The best), "Internal Warfare", "Deep Water Horizon", "Avalanche" and "Nostalgia", but the rest doesn't catch much of my attention
Unhealer - 25.03.2012 at 21:58  
Rating: 8
Written by doomarc on 23.03.2012 at 10:13

Total eight points :O This is unfair and murder.But i've started to sort out why Epica fans disliked the new album :/ I guess the biggest reason is Simone's voice.She doesn't use opera voice and according to me this is her best performance and she was never good at opera singing on live performances.And second reason : ) we can hear less keyboard melodies in RFTI, because they've prefferred melodic and progressive guitar riffs. They've improved themselves and the album is best of them after DYU.You may listen old albums that were simple keyboard metal.That may be your eartaste, i understand, but it doesn't mean you can't be equitable while voting.


You are absolutely right, sir.
doomarc - 26.03.2012 at 00:35  
Rating: 7 According to some fans, if a symphonic metal band doesn't use high notes of opera vocal or keyboard, it's bad music. : ) but they missed what actually Epica wanted to do in this album.I accept that Anima and Guilty Demeanor are weak songs, but it's a concept album and i try to see the whole work.There are progressive and melodic masterpieces in RFTI.I'm sorry for Epica that lots of fans didn't like the album.And now, i am afraid of the upcoming album of them.What if they want to satisfy audiences and copy themselves
Troy Killjoy - 26.03.2012 at 02:44  
  Agreed. Eight points is absolute murder. You voters should all be sentenced to life in prison (and all you Texan voters should be given the death penalty).
R'Vannith - 26.03.2012 at 12:35  
Rating: 6
Written by doomarc on 23.03.2012 at 10:13

Total eight points :O This is unfair and murder.But i've started to sort out why Epica fans disliked the new album :/ I guess the biggest reason is Simone's voice.She doesn't use opera voice and according to me this is her best performance and she was never good at opera singing on live performances.And second reason : ) we can hear less keyboard melodies in RFTI, because they've prefferred melodic and progressive guitar riffs. They've improved themselves and the album is best of them after DYU.You may listen old albums that were simple keyboard metal.That may be your eartaste, i understand, but it doesn't mean you can't be equitable while voting.


I find my eartaste to be equitable. The vocals, good as always. The music behind it, pretty darn bland and uninspired. Some have passed it off as 'progressive' in the vain hope that they can validate the flat sound this album has. Nothing in particular strikes me as progressive on this, it just sounds like a boring extension of previous work. The previous album is far superior for me.
doom777 - 26.03.2012 at 17:54  
Rating: 7 Boring album!
Milena - 26.03.2012 at 23:01  
 
Written by R'Vannith on 26.03.2012 at 12:35

Some have passed it off as 'progressive' in the vain hope that they can validate the flat sound this album has. Nothing in particular strikes me as progressive on this, it just sounds like a boring extension of previous work.

"When you can't be arsed to write songs with some flow and grabbing factor, just slap a prog label on it! Isn't that what "progressive" means? Isn't it????
-I'm afraid you're wrong, sir."

And then you slap them.
R'Vannith - 27.03.2012 at 06:23  
Rating: 6
Written by Milena on 26.03.2012 at 23:01

Written by R'Vannith on 26.03.2012 at 12:35

Some have passed it off as 'progressive' in the vain hope that they can validate the flat sound this album has. Nothing in particular strikes me as progressive on this, it just sounds like a boring extension of previous work.

"When you can't be arsed to write songs with some flow and grabbing factor, just slap a prog label on it! Isn't that what "progressive" means? Isn't it????
-I'm afraid you're wrong, sir."

And then you slap them.


That's what annoys me, the label 'progressive' is vague enough already without hiding something totally unrelated under it's umbrella. People seem to be saying "Nah man, this isn't crap, it's just progressive you know? Just gotta let it sink in." Bollocks.
AngelofDeth - 27.03.2012 at 09:03  
Rating: 7 Epica is one of my favorite bands. and Im not feelin this
Anastasia - 30.03.2012 at 20:48  
Rating: 6 Just 2-3 good songs i'm disappointed...
MétalNoir - 02.04.2012 at 19:47  
Rating: 7 To those who call this "prog": hum. No.
Unhealer - 03.04.2012 at 07:06  
Rating: 8
Written by MétalNoir on 02.04.2012 at 19:47

To those who call this "prog": hum. No.


I don't think anyone is calling it prog. Just the usual approaches they have are more evident.
But yeah, labeling the band as prog would be the same as saying it's death metal for Mark's growls.
FeskarN - 03.04.2012 at 12:17  
Rating: 7 There are some good songs on this album but those are few.. Most of the songs are really boring, as a whole im disapointed. Best songs atm are "Monopoly On Truth", "Storm The Sorrow", "Delirium" and "Deep Water Horizon".
Dark†SymphonY - 04.04.2012 at 14:30  
Rating: 7 3 full listens and still no improvements or even this slightest of something impressive standing out. Biggest disappointed on the year so far. Monopoly on Truth and Internal Warfare are the only songs worth their weight. IMO
MétalNoir - 05.04.2012 at 02:42  
Rating: 7
Written by Unhealer on 03.04.2012 at 07:06

Written by MétalNoir on 02.04.2012 at 19:47

To those who call this "prog": hum. No.


I don't think anyone is calling it prog. Just the usual approaches they have are more evident.
But yeah, labeling the band as prog would be the same as saying it's death metal for Mark's growls.

Read the comments above, dude. There apparently are people who try to justify this album's un-catchiness with the "it's more prog, more cerebral, y'know" argument. Like boring music always served a higher purpose or I don't know what bullshit...
Unhealer - 05.04.2012 at 03:12  
Rating: 8
Written by MétalNoir on 05.04.2012 at 02:42

Read the comments above, dude. There apparently are people who try to justify this album's un-catchiness with the "it's more prog, more cerebral, y'know" argument. Like boring music always served a higher purpose or I don't know what bullshit...


I see where those comments come from since it happened to me several times. But I agree it shouldn't be used as an argument to defend the album since it's a completely personal thing.
*!* - 06.04.2012 at 14:17  
Rating: 7 Its good but it gets boring a little after a while, through every listen i'd get distracted somewhere on the 2nd half of it and the growls or some riff would be the only thing that would get my attention back, simone's vocals are nice but some how gets dull and brings down the energy of some parts of the album. There are some great tracks here tho. Not a bad album but definitely the worst one i heard from epica.
PocketMetal - 20.04.2012 at 22:35  
Rating: 9
Written by Milena on 26.03.2012 at 23:01

Written by R'Vannith on 26.03.2012 at 12:35

Some have passed it off as 'progressive' in the vain hope that they can validate the flat sound this album has. Nothing in particular strikes me as progressive on this, it just sounds like a boring extension of previous work.

"When you can't be arsed to write songs with some flow and grabbing factor, just slap a prog label on it! Isn't that what "progressive" means? Isn't it????
-I'm afraid you're wrong, sir."

And then you slap them.


I'd say it's a little different from DYU but in the same direction , from my point of view people say it's kinda proggy because it's different in some parts ... but they don't do that to justify anything , I mean if some people enjoy it let them call it what they want .
it's not like this album is bad for EVERYONE . I didn't force myself to enjoy this ... it just felt good from the first listen .
Milena - 20.04.2012 at 22:40  
 
Written by PocketMetal on 20.04.2012 at 22:35

from my point of view people say it's kinda proggy because it's different in some parts ... but they don't do that to justify anything , I mean if some people enjoy it let them call it what they want .

That is an incorrect usage of that tag we just commented on how it is fast becoming one of the more popular tags to apply to bands that actually don't know what they're doing and how we're annoyed by that. R'Vannith thinks Epica is such a band, you think they aren't. And it's all fine and dandy, really.
PocketMetal - 20.04.2012 at 22:47  
Rating: 9
Written by Milena on 20.04.2012 at 22:40


That is an incorrect usage of that tag we just commented on how it is fast becoming one of the more popular tags to apply to bands that actually don't know what they're doing and how we're annoyed by that. R'Vannith thinks Epica is such a band, you think they aren't. And it's all fine and dandy, really.


maybe you're right , I'm a Prog fan myself and I don't find any progressive music in this album . but I was mainly referring to the "validate the flat sound " part , people don't need to validate something in their brain to enjoy it. they just do that when they are trying to convince others ... and sometimes they use the wrong word
Milena - 20.04.2012 at 22:49  
 
Written by PocketMetal on 20.04.2012 at 22:47

people don't need to validate something in their brain to enjoy it. they just do that when they are trying to convince others ... and sometimes they use the wrong word

I was actually talking about press people and band people, perhaps R'Vannith meant also the fans anyway, you'd be surprised at how some people need to validate everything they do.
The Melting Snow - 27.04.2012 at 10:01  
Rating: 8 A bit of a let down, i had high hopes after "Design your Universe". but Epica have greatly improved their instrumental work. enjoyed the riffs and solos.
R'Vannith - 27.04.2012 at 12:39  
Rating: 6
Written by PocketMetal on 20.04.2012 at 22:47

Written by Milena on 20.04.2012 at 22:40


That is an incorrect usage of that tag we just commented on how it is fast becoming one of the more popular tags to apply to bands that actually don't know what they're doing and how we're annoyed by that. R'Vannith thinks Epica is such a band, you think they aren't. And it's all fine and dandy, really.


maybe you're right , I'm a Prog fan myself and I don't find any progressive music in this album . but I was mainly referring to the "validate the flat sound " part , people don't need to validate something in their brain to enjoy it. they just do that when they are trying to convince others ... and sometimes they use the wrong word


Just noticed this discussion now, you are right of course. If you're just listening to an album for the enjoyment then you don't tend to 'validate' it to yourself as such, though I wouldn't rule out the possibility that some people do this. When I said that others had been using the label progressive as validation of the flat sound I was referring to what seems to me to be the general consensus, and I suppose you could question whether that's because I've focused on occasions where people have used that label.
Tiglath Pileser - 29.04.2012 at 00:12  
Rating: 10 I can't stop listening to this record. I have been following Epica closely from the moment I saw them at a small gig in town, and it is great to see how this once small band has evolved into a huge act (I live in the area where they originated). Something people in the 80's would've had with Iron Maiden et al, I guess. Nevertheless, I have been enjoying their music for quite some time and it is amazing to see how each new release in some way manages to surpass its predecessor. This of course also applies to Requiem for the Indifferent, which, although it required some time, is quite a lot better than Design Your Universe. Granted, that latter record was amazing and one of the best of 2009, but on Requiem Epica manages to enhance their sound by reducing the bombast a little and let the metal parts overtake. Both albums are huge, but Requiem definitely gets the upper hand. That Nuclear Blast deleted the vocals in on the last track is actually one of those few points that help make this a better record. I've listened to the intended version on YouTube and on an MP3 I received as compensation, but the instrumental version really makes this album special. A beautiful symphonic outro that leaves the listener in a state of dream, only wanting more. No surprise that I haven't listened to anything else for the last month. Next month there's another gig nearby, time to see them again.
PocketMetal - 02.05.2012 at 19:02  
Rating: 9
Written by Tiglath Pileser on 29.04.2012 at 00:12

I can't stop listening to this record. I have been following Epica closely from the moment I saw them at a small gig in town, and it is great to see how this once small band has evolved into a huge act (I live in the area where they originated). Something people in the 80's would've had with Iron Maiden et al, I guess. Nevertheless, I have been enjoying their music for quite some time and it is amazing to see how each new release in some way manages to surpass its predecessor.
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oh finally someone who thinks it's better than DYU , I agree Epica only got better with each album ...
Tiglath Pileser - 03.05.2012 at 10:45  
Rating: 10
Written by PocketMetal on 02.05.2012 at 19:02

oh finally someone who thinks it's better than DYU , I agree Epica only got better with each album ...


Haha. It is actually hard to believe. Though now I've been listening to their first albums a few times I think they have some kind of atmosphere the newer ones lack, though in terms of quality they're certainly better.
Malaghost - 10.05.2012 at 20:18  
Rating: 6 Very average stuff, I guess it has to come some day. They can't produce good quality stuff with every release.
Cal Wolvington - 19.05.2012 at 13:12  
 
Written by Malaghost on 10.05.2012 at 20:18

Very average stuff, I guess it has to come some day. They can't produce good quality stuff with every release.


Some bands can and have. Epica is not one of those bands obviously, this is why they should have made like After Forever and thrown in the towel.
Thor arise - 07.06.2012 at 10:58  
Rating: 6 Design your universe was a 10! without a doubt...perfect album...I'm dissapointed at this album....Still a goood one...an 8 beacuse it's EPICA!(but actually it deserves a 7)
adeeee - 07.06.2012 at 22:02  
  I was really disappointed with this one Just felt it was same-old-same-old, and nothing really stood out for me.
Atrus - 17.08.2012 at 18:52  
Rating: 10 I have every epica album since Phantom Agony, and this realease is one of their best (if not their best) albums so far.
Compositions are much better. For example: The last song in The Divine Conspiracy sounds a bit forced and not well constructed, but here Serenade Of Self-Destruction sounds really awesome. Great!
musicalkaratekid - 10.09.2012 at 21:02  
Rating: 8 Pretty good album, although not quite as ambitious or indeed consistent as the band's predecessor. There are evidently quite a few experimental songs on here, and although not always successful, it still prevents the album from being anything but a disappointment.
ScnD361 - 20.09.2012 at 01:09  
  I think this album is perfect.
IronAngel - 04.10.2012 at 22:27  
  I'm surprised I actually enjoy this album. I have a bit of a soft spot for Simone and Epica despite disliking the most of the symphonic genre. Sure, you still can't focus on listening to this and take it completely seriously. But on the background, it's quite pleasant. I certainly think Simone sounds better when she sings lower and naturally, she has a great timbre and should show that.

The band is at their strongest when they're the least metal and not that bombastic.
Iamawalker - 11.10.2012 at 00:46  
Rating: 10 In my opinion Simone has a strong vocal performance on this album. I'm not blown away and frankly I do think she is slightly overrated, but her voice is not the definite highlight of this album. Vocally I'd give it maybe an 8, which is very good. But the real highlights for me are all the details in the developed arrangements, the intelligence of the thought-provoking lyrics and the sophisticated strong sense of melody that only grows with time as each new listening reveal more of what this masterpiece has to offer. Bear in mind, I have not heard any previous Epica album. But I am totally blown away by this one!

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