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EPICA "CRY FOR THE MOON" LIVE



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EPICA "CRY FOR THE MOON" LIVE
Metal, atmosphere and sentimentality with Simone Simons


The music of Epica is aggressive, bombastic and excessive with some songs being "epic, grand and majestic" and others "more subdued and introspective." The band is also known to have progressive tendencies while a gothic atmosphere and sentimentality is also present in their music.


"Cry for the moon" is  first song of  the album The Phantom Agony. It was written by Markus Jansen ;Adrianus A.d. Sluijter & Simone J.m. Simons. Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever. They are known for their symphonic sound and the use of female vocals and male growls, performed by Simone Simons and Mark Jansen respectively, whilst writing primarily their lyrics. Their songs largely deal with philosophical topics, including science, politics, society, religion, and world events.


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The contrast between Simone Simons' operatic vocals and Mark Jansen's death grunts is a feature of Epica's music.

 

Epica performs a blend of symphonic metal, progressive metal, gothic metal, melodic death metal, thrash metal, symphonic black metal and, more rarely, folk metal and power metal. Their former guitarist Ad Sluijter having described the band as "a bridge between power metal and gothic metal." Vocalist Simone Simons has expressed a preference for the group to be described as symphonic metal though the founder of the group Mark Jansen notes that they do not mind being called gothic metal. Mark Jansen having described the band also as "symphonic death metal" and a bridge between death metal and symphonic metal. 


MEMBERS

Current members

    Mark Jansen – rhythm guitar, growls/screams
    Coen Janssen – keyboards, synthesizer, piano
    Simone Simons – lead vocals (2002–present)
    Ariën van Weesenbeek – drums, spoken words,
    Isaac Delahaye – lead guitar, backing vocals
    Rob van der Loo – bass, growls


Former members

    Yves Huts – bass (2002–2012)
    Ad Sluijter – guitars (2002–2008)
    Jeroen Simons – drums (2002–2006)
    Helena Iren Michaelsen – lead vocals (2002)



The music of Epica is aggressive, bombastic and excessive with some songs being "epic, grand and majestic" and others "more subdued and introspective." The band is also known to have progressive tendencies while a gothic atmosphere and sentimentality is also present in their music.








Background information
Also known as     Sahara Dust (2002)
Origin     Reuver, Limburg, Netherlands
Genres     Symphonic metal
Years active     2002–present
Labels     Transmission, Nuclear Blast
Associated acts     MaYaN, God Dethroned
Website     epica.nl


 

Epica uses a "trademark of many symphonic and gothic metal bands" in contrasting "two extremes, death grunts and brutality on one side, airy female melodiousness on the other." Eduardo Rivadavia of Allmusic notes that the band's "attraction ultimately hinges on exploring the sonic contrasts of light and dark; the punishing intensity of those elephantine guitar riffs and hyperactive drumming cast against the soaring, layered sweetness of the orchestrated strings and keyboards." Simone Simons delivers operatic vocals in a mezzo-soprano range though she has also been known to sometimes sing "with a clear alto voice that has a flawless tone and a lot of emotion." But, subsequently, Simone admitted that she was wrong and that she's not a mezzo-soprano, but a soprano. Mark Jansen delivers death grunts "that are secondary to Simons' singing, but very important in terms of balance and variety." The group is also known to employ human choirs and orchestras with additional embellishments such as spoken word recitals and lyrics in Latin and Arabic
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 CRY FOR THE MOON LYRICS
 Songwriters: Markus Jansen;Adrianus A.d. Sluijter;Simone J.m. Simons
from The Phantom Agony


 
Follow your common sense
You cannot hide yourself
Behind a fairytale forever and ever

Only by revealing of whole truth can we disclose
The soul of this bulwark forever and ever
Forever and ever

Indoctrinated minds so very often
Contain sick thoughts
And commit most of the evil they preach against

Dont try to convince me with messages from God
You accuse us of sins committed by yourselves
Its easy to condemn without looking in the mirror
Behind the scenes opens reality

Eternal silence cries out for justice
Forgiveness is not for sale
Nor is the will to forget

Follow your common sense
You cannot hide yourself
Behind a fairytale forever and ever

Only by revealing the whole truth can we disclose
The soul of this bulwark forever and ever
Forever and ever

Virginity has been stolen at very young ages
And the extinguisher loses its immunity
Morbid abuse of power in the Garden of Eden
Where the apple gets a youthful face, a youthful face

Eternal silence cries out for justice
Forgiveness is not for sale
Nor is the will to forget

Follow your common sense
You cannot hide yourself
Behind a fairytale forever and ever



Only by revealing the whole truth can we disclose
The soul of this bulwark forever and ever
Forever and ever

Eternal silence cries out for justice
Forgiveness is not for sale
Nor is the will to forget

You cant go on hiding yourself
(Follow your common sense, you cannot hide yourself)
Behind old fashioned fairy tales
(Follow your common sense, you cannot hide yourself)
And keep washing your hands in innocence

DISCOGRAPHY

Studio albums

    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)






SOURCE: wikipedia.org/wiki/Epica_(band)






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