Epica – Consign to Oblivion (2005) – Review

But, where is the #Metal? This is the question I asked myself since starting with this record. It kind of gets off the ground with some theme seemingly from the Pirates of the Caribbean or something and then - more symphonic orgasms by the dozen. But the metal? The METAL?

'Tis a most strange production! Or is the 2nd studio album 'Consign to Oblivion' of the Dutch Symphonic Metal band 'Epica' just an example of playing it safe? But as they like to call their style Gothic Metal - well, this is kind of an important question.

The theme is - of course - again of the sophisticated kind.