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Requiem for the Indifferent

12 Mar 2012 | Format: MP3

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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: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,061 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By PD on 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 By Steve D TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 17 Mar 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
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 By senbonzakura on 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 By Retset on 22 Mar 2012
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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 regular 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.

2 years later:
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As time has gone on, this has been the Epica album I have listened to least. Some songs I just don't like. I thought I'd grow into them but the reverse has happened so I have lowered my rating to 3 stars. I play tracks 1,2,3 then skip to 12 & 13 before playing Twin Flames which I bought separately.

The new album 'Quantum Enigma' is just fantastic. Listening to that made me realise I had given 'Requiem ...' too many stars!
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