Official website: http://www.epica.nl/
Simone Simons (lead vocals)
Mark Jansen (guitar, vocals)
Coen Janssen (synth/keyboard)
Ariën van Weesenbeek (drums, vocals)
Isaac Delahaye (guitar)
Rob van der Loo (bass)
- The Phantom Agony (2003)
- Consign to Oblivion (2005)
- The Divine Conspiracy (2007)
- Design Your Universe (2009)
- Requiem for the Indifferent (2012)
- The Quantum Enigma (2014)
- The Holographic Principle (2016)
They're generally pretty bombastic and have a lot going on in their songs. Simone has a very strong, powerful voice, and Mark Jansen backs her up with death growls. There are heavy, chugging guitars, there's a choir in the background, orchestral elements, etc. They're very good at what they do IMO.
At the moment, my favorite album of theirs is The Quantum Enigma. I haven't listened to The Holographic Principle enough to compare it yet, but it's pretty good as well. I own a few of their other albums, and all of them are pretty solid.
Here's a good track from Design Your Universe.
Here's one of my favorites from Requiem for the Indifferent.
And finally, here's the official live video of my favorite track from The Quantum Enigma.