Epica – The Phantom Agony (2003) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Epica - The Phantom Agony - Album CoverAh, I am relieved! Just listening to Epica and their June 2003 debut concoction The Phantom Agony. This is a surprising quality and depth for a band so young. Especially after just having reviewed their 2014 Little Booklet of Night Horrors The Quantum Enigma, which was kind of out of control. A real pity by the way. Frankly, I was a little fearful to find something very similar in this record.  

Usually I am not too fond of operatic productions. Most of the time, them bands just serve you with too much pretentious and bombastic bullshit to keep a [...] Click to raid more!

Epica – The Quantum Enigma (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Epica - Quantum Enigma - Album CoverWhat a change since The Phantom Agony and the likes. Some ten years have passed and a few follow-on records, too. But this kind of change is still rough.

And – oops – gonna make friends again! Or perhaps not with all these august fans in action to protect and serve. And even the Revolver Mag giving The Quantum Enigma very high notes.

Well, I am torn on this album. And it is indeed a mixed bag that you get from the Dutch Symphonic Metal band Epica. No doubt about it.

For sure the production kinda rocks. But [...] Click to raid more!