Best Epica Songs

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

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. - 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.

Pyrrha Nikos definitely loves this song.

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2 Kingdom 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!

This is just more than a normal Song. It's everything positive about Epica and similar Bands put together. And that isn't just a little bit, as especially this Band has almost nothing negative. Long story short, this is more than just a mortal Song-being.

This metal masterpiece has a complex structure and is well-composed both musically and lyrical. Epica really know how to express a philosophical and scientific message and connect with their fans.

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3 Cry for the Moon - The Phantom Agony

Legendary, can't be ignored, perfect song!

I think this is awesome. Simone and mark too.

Above all, its orchestral version beats the normal version by far, I'm just addicted to it and can't stop listening!

A classic Epica's song!

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4 Consign 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

I've got goosebumps every time I hear this song.

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5 Beyond the Matrix Beyond the Matrix

This song is truly a masterpiece. Even though the album just came out I think this song will become a classic.

This song will become a classic of the band.

6 The 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

Among the first songs I heard from EPICA all the way through, and it quickly managed to grab hold of me with its mesmerising orchestral composition along with the purest of voices

It has taken a long time for me to like Epica as much as I do now, but this song is under my favourite ones since I heard Epica first time.

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7 Fools of Damnation - The Divine Conspiracy

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

8 Tides 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".

A beautiful song, the best of the album.

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9 The 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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10 Chasing the Dragon - The Divine Conspiracy

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

Such a great song. I love it.

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

I really love the progression of the music, the build up and all was really epic, especially the throat (grunting) part was (i don't know ) words can't describe, EPIC.
By the way they are very underrated.

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The Contenders

11 The Essence of Silence - The Quantum Enigma

This was my first Epica song and it's incredible

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12 Delirium - 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.

I cried when I heard this. First Epica song I've encountered!

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13 Serenade of Self-Destruction - Requiem for the Indifferent

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

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14 Quietus - Consign to Oblivion

Just gonna leave this like this.

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15 Divide and Conquer - The Holographic Principle


16 Unchain Utopia - The Quantum Enigma

Amazing track, perfect in every aspect, I would introduce someone to Epica with this one. Should be way higher in the list.

Epic orchestration and Simone's voice so beautiful. This should be the best of this band too. - InfinityZCraft

This song is perfectly awesome and epic, this should be in top 10.

My favourite song ever. Tears in my eyes every time I play it.

17 Universal Death Squad
18 Reverence (Living In the Heart) - The Quantum Enigma

One of the most (or, simply the most) energy songs by epica, is awesome too!

19 Our 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

20 Mirage of Verity - The Quantum Enigma
21 Blank Infinity - Consign to Oblivion

Best song from Consing to Oblivion.

22 The Fifth Guardian - Interlude

This is a musical composition which perfectly demonstrates the band's ability to create music without having to rely completely on the vocals. Let the music speak with its own voice!

Nice one. Interlude but a master piece.

23 Design 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!

My favorite. Wonderful in lives.

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24 Sensorium - 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.

Another masterpiece

25 Sancta Terra - The Divine Conspiracy

Simone's voice in this song sounds really beautiful with the instrumental. I also like the ending when the deep voices sing the chorus together

It share epic feelings, and I feel like if a where on the Sancta Terra.

This song is epic and eloquent.

Tells the truth

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26 Never Enough - The Divine Conspiracy

Best romantic-gothic intro/it's a great sample for mixing the dark and bright music. Great work

27 Unleashed - 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!

I'm in love with this song, I think is one of the top by Epica.

Woahh... The best song ever from Epica. I started listen to Epica because of this song. Well balanced music, powerful lyrics and the drums... made this song awesome.

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28 The Second Stone - The Quantum Enigma
29 Storm the Sorrow - Requiem for the Indifferent

How is this at 20? This is Epica through and through, it's the first song that comes up when you search their name on YouTube, and it's a beautiful song

My first Epica song, it's so awesome! It's got such a great melody and Simone's voice is perfect!

30 The Quantum Enigma - The Quantum Enigma

Classic Epica. Best song on their best album.

31 Martyr 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

32 Requiem for the Indifferent - Requiem for the Indifferent
33 Dance of Fate - Consign to Oblivion
34 Monopoly on Truth - Requiem for the Indifferent

Haha I'm here until you take this to top the top 20 at least. I'm a poltergeist now POLTERGEIST OF TheTopTens

Still not in the top ten... AND descended to number 26... YOU WILL NEVER LEARN -poltergeist

Listen to this with the intro song 'karma' and it becomes epic. One of the major works (well I don't know what that means now lol) of Epica and it needs to be ranked higher.


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35 The Last Crusade - Consign to Oblivion

The main riff is an orgasm for my ears.

36 Once Upon a Nightmare - The Holographic Principle Once Upon a Nightmare - The Holographic Principle

Completely agree

37 Internal Warfare - Requiem for the Indifferent
38 The Divine Conspiracy - The Divine Conspiracy
39 Solitary Ground - Consign to Oblivion

This song has such a beautiful chorus!

40 Mother of Light - Consign to Oblivion

I really love the choir parts in the song. I find them so catchy to sing a along to.

41 Feint - The Phantom Agony

I listened to a few of their songs. This by far ruled my world

Just one word to describe this masterpiece "ORGASM"

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42 The Holographic Principle - A Profound Understanding of Reality The Holographic Principle - A Profound Understanding of Reality

This is a true masterpiece of the genre! A superb blend of epic choirs and vocals, fast heavier riffs, high Simone vocals... A perfect mix between symphonic and progressive metal. The lyrics are very deep and philosophic as always. I can't stop listening to this song, even if it's 11+ minutes. I enjoy every drop of it!

Epic intro and outro! This masterpiece makes me shiver. The whole song is a pleasure to listen to! Every second of it! What an amazing composition. I need to hear this live with a full orchestra and choir. It needs more votes!

Mark Jansen is getting better and better as a composer!

43 Facade of Reality - The Phantom Agony

Simply waaaw the high pitched vocals are beyond anything words can describe

44 Canvas of Life - The Quantum Enigma

Maybe the best performance of Simone. One of the most beautiful ballads I've ever heard.

Beautiful and very expressive song, I just love it.

Best slow song ever!


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45 Deep Water Horizon - Requiem for the Indifferent
46 Victims of Contingency - The Quantum Enigma

Victims of contingency, sence without sanity and omen are the best of the quantum enigma definitely

47 Run for a Fall - The Phantom Agony

WHAT! I can't believe I had to add this! Definitely one of my favorite songs of all-time.

My favourite from The Phantom Agony, such a melancholy song.

48 Resign to Surrender - Design Your Universe

This is my favorite Epica's song, absolutely perfect!

Such a perfect song... Can't believe it's number 36!

This good Song. Why on number 28? Its Must be Number 1

Best Epica song so far.

49 Another Me "In Lack'ech" - Consign to Oblivion
50 Death of a Dream - The Divine Conspiracy

Such awesome chorus could only be possible for epica. very nice composition and vocal

One of those songs that you can listen to thousands of times and still love

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Top Remixes (7)

1. Kingdom of Heaven - Design Your Universe
2. Fools of Damnation - The Divine Conspiracy
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. Burn to a Cinder - Design Your Universe
2. Mirage of Verity - The Quantum Enigma
3. Reverence (Living In the Heart) - The Quantum Enigma

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