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Epica - Ωmega

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Release date: 26 February 2021
Style: Symphonic metal


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Disc I
01. Alpha - Anteludium
02. Abyss Of Time - Countdown To Singularity
03. The Skeleton Key
04. Seal Of Solomon
05. Gaia
06. Code Of Life
07. Freedom - The Wolves Within
08. Kingdom Of Heaven, Part 3 - The Antediluvian Universe
09. Rivers
10. Synergize - Manic Manifest
11. Twilight Reverie - The Hypnagogic State
12. Omega - Sovereign Of The Sun Spheres

Disc II [Omegacoustic]
01. Rivers [a capella version][digibook bonus]
02. Abyss O'Time [digibook bonus]
03. Omegacousitc [digibook bonus]
04. El Codigo Vital [digibook bonus]

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Epica really need no introduction, as far as anyone with a passing interest in symphonic metal is concerned; only Nightwish and Within Temptation really surpass them in terms of international renown. However, whilst those two bands are currently going down increasingly divisive musical paths, fans can rest assured that the same is not the case with Epica on Omega.

published 06.03.2021 | Comments (19)

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18.03.2021 - 19:45
Rating: 8

It took me a few spins to get into it, (I was very disappointed at first) but now I am really enjoying it.
I feel if they had left out "The Skeleton Key" and "Freedom" then the record would be stronger and tighter all round, but it's a great release all the same.
23.03.2021 - 03:54
Rating: 7

Simone Simons have the best voice in this genre. I loved the more acoustic ones and didn't care much for the songs having a more metal feel to it.
Leeches everywhere.
13.04.2021 - 22:28
Rating: 7

Too corny, except "The Skeleton Key" - it's awesome!!!
18.05.2021 - 18:12

Trying my best to like symphonic metal again, but no, its not happening. Once used to like night wish but now even this album is not making me sit through it till end.
In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘
16.08.2021 - 21:46
Rating: 9

The fact that this is below The Holographic Principle is a fucking joke. This album is a positive 'surprise' in the career of Epica. It has a nice new style, carried over from Attack on Titan EP. Simone's vocals are better than ever. For me, it's fresh and enjoyable, and it makes me happy that the band found another style, which I happen to really like. I'm glad that the score is getting is adjusted.
04.04.2022 - 12:20
Rating: 9
Gag reflex

This might be their best work yet and it's definitely my favourite.
'The thoughts of dead babies
Wiped away with my semen'
13.07.2022 - 09:04
Rating: 8

Nothing is bad here, a lot of good songs, some a bit weak but ok. I don't seem able to give Epica more than an 8, but then to get a 9 or 10 I think symphonic metal has to be done perfectly. Best song are Abyss of Time, Gaia, Freedom the Wolves Within, Kingom of Heaven pt 3, Twilight Reverie.
"Perception and fact, all the same: the truth's what you feel..."

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20.09.2022 - 15:50

'Abyss Of Time' and 'Code Of Life' are both fantastic, 'The Skeleton Key' and 'Freedom - The Wolves Within' are both good too, but nothing else has really grabbed my interest on this to give it a proper listen yet

'Kingdom Of Heaven, Part 3' and the title track just sound a bit directionless IMO.
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09.03.2023 - 20:14
Rating: 9
When it first came out, i was not impressed. but i returned to this in 2023 and giving it its due, a 9/10.

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