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Epica - The Holographic Principle album review

Album Review

Epica's latest is big and it’s clever.

From the Hollywood blockbuster soundtrack feel of opener Eidola, the frenzied yet nuanced Edge Of The Blade and the massed voices of Beyond The Matrix through to the enormous statement of intent of the title track, it’s clear that almost no amount of hyperbole does justice to the sweep and clout of Epica’s latest – it’s simply marvellous. These Dutch symphonic rockers use The Holographic Principle’s 72 minutes to question our concepts of reality, while throwing a heady mixture of thick, riff-heavy guitar, majestic synth and orchestral bombast at the listener in a display of power and ingenuity.

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