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3.95 | 120 ratings

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5 stars WOW...and i mean WOW, where do i begin with this one. The Divine Conspiracy is the 2007 release from Epica and in my opinion without a doubt their best to date, everything about this album is....well epic, from the opening instrumental INDIGO - PROLOGUE and the single NEVER ENOUGH to the awsome THE OBSESSIVE DEVOTION and the fantastic 13 minute title track THE DIVINE CONSPIRACY, yes Epica really have stepped it up a notch and while im not saying that their other albums before (or indeed after this one) are bad this is Epica at their creative peek, there opus if you will, i doubt that their newer albums are gonna top this both for strength of songwriting, musicmanship and even just on power, you can feel the power ozing out of every pour of this release, every note, every guitar chord every keyboard part is perfectly executed and in the right place, it just fits. The production as well is just first class prog-metal dounding as well, and while it may have its flaws (some may say its too clean or not creative enough, but i beg to differ) its power/prog, its not ment to have a raw sound, its ment to be very clean and polished and the producer really did a good job at that;

Indigo - prologue - 8/10 The Obsessive Devotion - 10/10 Menace of Vanity - 9/10 Chasing the Dragon - 10/10 Never Enough - 9/10 La'petach Chatat Rovetz - the Final Embrace - 8/10 Death of a Dream - the Embrace that Smothers part VII - 9/10 Living a Lie - the Embrace that Smothers part VIII - 10/10 Fools of Damnation - the Embrace that Smothers part IX - 10/10 Beyond Belief - 8/10 Safeguard to Paradise - 9/10 Sancta Terra - 9/10 The Divine Conspiracy -10/10

My Conclusion? Perfect...thats all i can say..a power/prog masterpiece, if its your grene well worth the money

FarBeyondProg | 5/5 |


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