Requiem for the Indifferent
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Requiem for the Indifferent

12 Mar 2012

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  Song Title
Monopoly On Truth
Storm The Sorrow
Internal Warfare
Requiem for the Indifferent
Guilty Demeanor
Deep Water Horizon
Stay the Course
Deter the Tyrant
Serenade of Self-Destruction

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  • Original Release Date: 12 Mar 2012
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Copyright: 2012 Nuclear Blast GmbH
  • Total Length: 1:12:52
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  • ASIN: B0075G6IFI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,759 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny 12 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD
First thing is that you need to listen this album a few times, my first impressions were a very promising start in the first four songs and then it went a bit down hill after that but after listening to it a good few times the brilliance of the album as a whole became obvious.Like all the previous studio albums this one has plenty of cinematic energy but in my opinion its not quite as good as design your universe, in part because the grunt vocals are not as clear and there is a slight increase in screaming.All the songs are excellent but storm the sorrow, avalanche and the title track requiem of the indifferent are particularly brilliant, overall its not their best work but an excellent album nonetheless
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They keep getting better 17 Mar 2012
By Steve D TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Apparently, 'Design Your Universe' is the most played album on my iPod, and 'Unleashed' the most played track. That's a good indication of how much I liked Epica's previous effort, so I had high expectations for this album.

IMPORTANT: the first thing to be aware of is that there was an error in the mastering of the CD which means that, on this initial batch at least, the final 'proper' track (i.e. excluding the bonus track), 'Serenade of Self-Destruction' has made it onto the album without the vocals. It doesn't appear, at present, that Nuclear Blast are offering a disc replacement scheme, which is poor. However, a download of the full track is available via the band's website, so the first thing you should do is head over there and grab it. It comes in two formats, one of which is .WAV, so it sounds great, but the whole situation is unfortunate. I suppose I might have / should have deducted a point from the score for this, but ...

Onto the album itself. On first listen I wasn't sure about it. There is so much going on that it's hard to take in at first, and it's definitely not as listener-friendly initially. On second listen I used my headphones and sat with the lyrics in front of me, and the whole album opened up into a world of wonders. Third, fourth and fifth listens have only emphasised how good it is. The production is fantastic, bringing through all the minor details. Simone's vocals are outstanding. I believe she's really been pushed on this album, and it works. There is a lot more grunting on this album, and it really serves to accentuate the light and shade of the songs. The musicianship is, as you would expect, first class. Isaac Delahaye's solos have an excellent clarity and power.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, as usual 20 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD
Here it is. Epica's eagerly awaited (by me at least) fourth studio album, Requiem for the Indifferent.

Requiem, as any existing Epica fans may expect, is very much in a similar vein to their previous two albums, The Divine Conspiracy and the absolutely untouchably fantastic Design Your Universe. They would have a hard job exceeding their past record, and in a sense, they haven't. I don't know what the band would have had to pull out of the bag to surpass Design Your Universe, but they haven't done that. Nonetheless, they have produced yet another great album of similar quality.

Requiem doesn't display an enormous amount of difference or progression from previous works. The same vocals and instrumentation are still there; typical Epica style is unchanged. Soaring operatic vocals from Simone, symphonic elements giving a touch of movie-soundtrack theatricality, mid-heaviness guitars... There are a few differences though. There are softer moments, with piano sections, whispered and softly sung vocals, more melody and less blasting guitar. Then again, there are heavier moments too: more use is made of the guttural death metal-style vocals (although the music itself never approaches death metal territory) and the guitars chug in an impressively heavy metal fashion. There are also some interesting elements woven in too, such as the Arabian rhythms of the title and final track. Most interestingly, though, and most impressive is the more progressive edge that surfaces now and then amongst the more traditional power/symphonic metal stylings. My personal favourite track - the apocalyptic Internal Warfare - other than being massively badass is also surprisingly progressive, especially towards the second half.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album but only one bonus track! 22 Mar 2012
By Retset
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If you like Epica, you will love this album. There are more detailed reviews elsewhere but this is all you need to know!

Really nice packaging. Makes the digipack feel worth the small amount extra over the regualr CD.

Just be warned that the only bonus track on this album is 'Nostalgia'. 'Twin Flames' is listed but not here. I have told Amazon so the listing should change soon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational Symphonic Metal Band 29 Oct 2013
By Chez62
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This album, along with all Epica's albums is amazing. They just never seem to fail to deliver such brilliance ( Thank heavens!!!) Fantastic symphonic rock.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Epic 4 May 2013
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This is an epic album - literally (over 76 minutes) - starting with a proper pompous choral anthem and then breaking into Epica's typical hard rock music. As soon as you hear Simone Simons' vocals, you know you're in for a treat. I'm not a particular fan of 'extreme' vocals, but those of Epica's Mark Jansen fit well into the musical whole. If you've never heard of Epica before and you like hard rock with soaring female vocals and the 'big' effect of employing a choir for occasional backing, then I recommend this album without hesitation. It's not all hard rock - some ballads are filtered in (eg 'Delirium') where you can really enjoy the sound of Simone's vocals. Epica are deservedly huge in Europe and some of their earlier albums can be difficult (for that read 'expensive') to acquire (I'd guess due to conservative production volumes), but as long as you're sensible about not paying inflated prices for the rarer ones you won't be disappointed by anything you buy. From personal experience, 'The Phantom Agony', 'The Divine Conspiracy', and this are all top notch. If you can go see them live, then you must do so - some bands rely upon studio magic, but Epica are excellent.
A small plug now for the Metal Female Voices Fest (every October in Belgium) - Epica have been stalwarts of MFVF since its inception in 2003 (in their own early days) and this event has rewarded them with co-headliner status for the last few years. I've attended every year since 2007 and it's a great way to spend a weekend listening to a variety of bands (mostly European, but occasionally from further afield) spanning a range of styles from lyrical folky at one extreme to deathly at the other - something for everybody. Epica, Leaves Eyes and Delain are among the better-known regular attendees in this particular style of music, but every year I hear more good bands for the first time, so it's well worth it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Popular with fans
Not my kind of music, but my resident fan of such things loves this album and listens to it regularly.
Published 12 months ago by Yet another Karen
5.0 out of 5 stars Symphonic metal fantastic!
Great album...I saw Epica a couple weeks ago and decided to order this for christmas. It was here within two days. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jen1991
3.0 out of 5 stars Just not good enough for Epica
I must admit that I was disappointed by this CD. I own and love all previous Epica CDs and have been looking forward to this for a long time. Read more
Published 19 months ago by P. A. Carrington
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Epic
This album is typical Epica, it's big, bold, bombastic in places, reflective in others and does not disappoint if you like that sort of thing. Read more
Published 20 months ago by JohnInBlack
3.0 out of 5 stars Great songs but awful production.
I think that the songs that are on this album are brilliant some better than any of their other work but there are a few songs which in my opinion don't stand up to the same... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Alexcatt97
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes time but keeps getting better and better
Even though I sill enjoy listening to the previous albums, Epica has once more taken a step forward and taken their music to a new level. Read more
Published 21 months ago by D. Rohrbach
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album
The latest album from the French version of Nightwish the early years. Not a bad album, but nothing new, if you have any of their earlier stuff you'll know what I mean.
Published 23 months ago by N. Irshad
4.0 out of 5 stars expected more!
I was a little disappionted in this album, i love the previous offerings, Design your Universe & The Divine Conspiracy,so i guess they decided if it works why change it, i was... Read more
Published 24 months ago by digger
2.0 out of 5 stars More like their old stuff which is not my taste
Its OK. I wasn't a fan of Epica's before their previous album: "Design your universe". That was fantastic and nearly blew my mind. Read more
Published on 19 April 2012 by C. Phillips
4.0 out of 5 stars This is very good
This is very good, just not quite as good as I had hoped from the other reviews.

Had it have been mixed slightly differently I would have gone for 5 stars but as it is... Read more
Published on 22 Mar 2012 by ColinD
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