Best Epica Songs

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July 1, 2015 - Vote on your favourite songs by a seriously underrated and talented symphonic-gothic metal band! Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Burn 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.

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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.
[Newest]No idea what this is doing at number 1 sorry. It's far from their best..

2The Phantom Agony - The Phantom Agony
One of the band's early songs, with a nice mixture of driving vocals in the 'metal' sections and also orchestral elements

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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.

3Fools of Damnation - The Divine Conspiracy
Again really catchy vocals, and a nice rhythmic section with the guitar & drums in the middle

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4Consign 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
Perfect balance between mark grunts' and simone's voice.
One of the famous epica's anthem because this masterful ten minutes song announces the end of all their shows.
Low... Low... Low... To the ground we feel safe
Low... Low... Low... To the ground we feel brave

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!

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

6Chasing 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.

7Design 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!

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Their best song, that rythmic section it's pure perfection!

8Natural Corruption - The Quantum Enigma

9Cry 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.

10Serenade of Self-Destruction - Requiem for the Indifferent
This is a really original piece of music, almost an instrumental but not quite.

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A really good song

The Contenders

11Delirium - Requiem for the Indifferent
Beautiful piano ballad, which then builds up into a nice guitar solo - nice lyrics, too.

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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.

13The 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

14Tides 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!

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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".

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!

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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

16Our 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.

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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

17The Quantum Enigma - The Quantum Enigma

18Memento - The Quantum Enigma

19Martyr 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.

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Legendary & inspiring one

20Unleashed - 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!
[Newest]This is the best song ever

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