Best Epica Songs

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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 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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4 Fools of Damnation - The Divine Conspiracy

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

5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 Divide and Conquer - The Holographic Principle V 1 Comment
10 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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The Newcomers

? Requiem for the Indifferent - Requiem for the Indifferent
? 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.

Has the perfect combination of everything that makes Epica great. The orchestra and choir are perfect. I stop breathing at the intense moments. Pure amazingness

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The Contenders

11 Mirage of Verity - The Quantum Enigma
12 Reverence (Living In the Heart) - The Quantum Enigma

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

13 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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14 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

15 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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16 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.

17 Blank Infinity - Consign to Oblivion V 1 Comment
18 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.

19 Universal Death Squad
20 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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1. Kingdom of Heaven - Design Your Universe
2. Fools of Damnation - The Divine Conspiracy
3. Cry for the Moon - The Phantom Agony
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1. Kingdom of Heaven - Design Your Universe
2. The Quantum Enigma - The Quantum Enigma
3. Consign to Oblivion - Consign to Oblivion
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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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