Best Epica Songs

Vote on your favourite songs by a seriously underrated and talented symphonic-gothic metal band!

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1Consign to Oblivion - Consign to Oblivion

Its really hard to pick one song from this band, it has a lot of good songs, by the way this an amazing song, you feel so good when you play it on the guitar.

The most complete Epica song so far, perfect balance between all instruments and choir and many amazing guitar riffs

Epica's Masterpiece, everything from growling/angelic vocals to heavy/symphonic music creates a perfect blend for the most epic song

It is a really hard struggle between Design Your Universe and this song

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2The Phantom Agony - The Phantom Agony

I accept that not everyone is into long songs (this one is nine minutes long) but if you listen to it completely, you'll understand this is the most beautiful song of epica. It is complete and it can be used to introduce someone who has never listened to epica. Because this is epica. The lyrical style, the melody... Okay, for me this is the masterpiece of epica

One of the band's early songs, with a nice mixture of driving vocals in the 'metal' sections and also orchestral elements - petrucci75hammet

Nah, I think this is the most underrated epica's song, how come this epic song is so low? Should be at least Top 10

Underrated, one of the best songs of Epica. Must be at least at Top 5.

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3Burn to a Cinder - Design Your Universe

This a pretty much perfectly constructed song, with catchy the piano lead-in, the beautiful vocals and the short but sweet guitar solo. - petrucci75hammet

The whole song is really a Masterpiece!
After the rhytmic part the calm part in the end makes me cry...

Apparently there was one more slot.
Just YouTube the songs. You will not be disappointed.

My favorite Epica song. The riff is so awesome

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4Fools of Damnation - The Divine Conspiracy

Again really catchy vocals, and a nice rhythmic section with the guitar & drums in the middle - petrucci75hammet

5Kingdom of Heaven - Design Your Universe

This is not only symphonic but also a 13-minute PROGRESSIVE metal masterpiece, rivalling the likes of Dream Theater! - petrucci75hammet

If you could name just 1 song that defines Epica as one of the most EPIC music groups ever, Then look no further than Kingdom of Heaven. One of my favorite songs of any Band!

Doesn't let up for a second. Lyrics are an incredible masterpiece.

This is an addictive masterpiece that gives you chills. Deserves to be on top, for sure.

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6Natural Corruption - The Quantum Enigma
7Chasing the Dragon - The Divine Conspiracy

Beautiful song. Not my favourite, but my favourites aren't on here. Not just is it unique for it's proggresion from powerful and soft ballad into high metal tune, but it's beautiful message

This is the song the got me interested in Epica and my favorite song lyrics wise.

Such a great song. I love it.

Wonderful exciting epic song.

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8Serenade of Self-Destruction - Requiem for the Indifferent

This is a really original piece of music, almost an instrumental but not quite. - petrucci75hammet

A really good song

9Design Your Universe - Design Your Universe

One of the band's ultimate masterpieces, the intro is perfect, with the sudden transition into a brutal rhythmic section before Simone's calm vocals come in. It sounded really amazing live in Sydney! - petrucci75hammet

Number 1 in my book! This is my all time Epica favorite!

Best Epica song ever

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10Cry for the Moon - The Phantom Agony

Most beautiful song of theirs I've heard. It portrays an atmosphere that’s ex-reality but while conveying a deeper meaning. "You cannot hide yourself" is such a powerful line it stands by itself.

Legendary, can't be ignored, perfect song!

I think this is awesome. Simone and mark too.

Simone's voice is epic, so does mark's. I really like the heavy rhythm part where mark is growling

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The Contenders

11Delirium - Requiem for the Indifferent

Beautiful piano ballad, which then builds up into a nice guitar solo - nice lyrics, too. - petrucci75hammet

Just make me start to cry.

First Epica song I heard. Made me buy all their albums.

12Sensorium - The Phantom Agony

1st song I heard of Epica... Instantly hooked... A banshee kind of voice...

This is the best Epica song for me. One of the first and best.

13Tides of Time - Design Your Universe

One of the most epic ballads ever, with Simone's vocal talents on full display. Lovely piano riff and an awesome guitar solo! - petrucci75hammet

Hard to imagine how one person could come up with such a beautiful piece to play on the piano. Indeed one of the best ballads ever. I can't help but feel that the song is not long enough, and that it deserves to be the intro to 20 minute epic.

Perfect voice, perfect melody, perfect lyrics, perfect alternation between "hard" and "soft".

Epica and Simone Simons gets it spot on, well, once again.

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14The Second Stone - The Quantum Enigma

One of most energetic songs of epica. Awesome intro and the guitar at the end gives a great final blow.

One of the best from the quantum enigma

15The Obsessive Devotion - The Divine Conspiracy

This is one the songs which originally got me into the band, the lead-in from the prologue "Indigo" is perfect, with the killer orchestral riff combined with the 'thrash-esque' metal beat! - petrucci75hammet

This song is one of the times where you just love Mark's grunts and Simone's vocals together. Not to forget, it's catchy!

One of the best experiences live

Awesome beautiful song!

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16Martyr of the Free Word - Design Your Universe

This is a brutal yet melodic blend of thrash metal, of course with the characteristic contrast between Simone and Mark Jansen's vocals. - petrucci75hammet

Legendary & inspiring one

17Our Destiny - Design Your Universe

I like how the 1st verse begins with a groovy bassline, then builds up into the chorus, which of course has Simone's signature vocals, full of emotion. - petrucci75hammet

I'd place this higher up, but apparently there can be only 5 songs in the first 5 slots.

My opinion : best song of epica

18The Quantum Enigma - The Quantum Enigma
19Unleashed - Design Your Universe

Best song by Epica, it's made to be more mainstream, but it still conveys the band's best qualities.

I love this song, the ending is epic!

Such an epic song! Underrated!

This is the best song ever

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20Quietus - Consign to Oblivion

Just gonna leave this like this.

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List StatsUpdated 25 Nov 2015

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Top Remixes (5)

1. The Obsessive Devotion - The Divine Conspiracy
2. Martyr of the Free Word - Design Your Universe
3. Cry for the Moon - The Phantom Agony
1. Kingdom of Heaven - Design Your Universe
2. The Quantum Enigma - The Quantum Enigma
3. Consign to Oblivion - Consign to Oblivion
1. The Phantom Agony - The Phantom Agony
2. Consign to Oblivion - Consign to Oblivion
3. Fools of Damnation - The Divine Conspiracy

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