Epica – The Phantom Agony (2003) – Review

Ah, I am relieved!! Just listening to 'Epica' and their June 2003 debut concoction 'The Phantom Agony' and I am really taken aback by the quality and depth of this production - what a nice surprise. 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. And I really feared to be presented with something similar. Usually I am not too fond of operatic productions; most of the time too much pretentious bombastic bullshit to keep a straight face with.