While the lyrics are a major highlight of the album (both in terms of the overarching concept, as well as some amazing isolated lines on each track) the overall sound is also very impressive. A lot is going on musically, with the use of symphonic arrangements and Adrienne Cowan’s beautiful, yet fierce voice, being the two constant presences throughout.
Webster Hall was the scene of a somewhat juxtaposed metal sounds this evening. From the straight-ahead raw style of Starkill to the melodic synth and composition based sounds of Epica, the night had a little something for everyone.
one thing that has always remained true is that Morten Veland has always been a master of his craft, and when it comes to knowing his genre in and out and being able to create some of the best songs possible, while being willing to push his sound further with each release.
I still keep on learning and I hope that will never end. Because it would be very horrible for me one day wake up and say in the morning, “Hey now I know everything about lyrical singing.” Or, “Hey now I know everything about singing in general.” Oh my God, That would be the worst day of my life, I mean, really. There is always, always room to learn.
This evening surpassed your average show as Tarja’s vocals, no matter what genre she sings in, has captured the audience’s heart.
While we wait for an official follow-up to 2016’s Holographic Principle, it is safe to say; Epica vs. Attack On Titan will do.
this is an essential album belonging to everyone’s music collection. 22 superb songs on a 2 album set with absolutely no filler
I was excited about The Deep & the Dark when I saw who the two singers were, but I would never have expected it to turn out as well as it did!.
Despite its length, you should listen to it multiple times to understand its ambition since nothing like this has been done before.