Go on with reasons
Personally I think there are many reasong why I love Epica.First of all they are not like every other femme metal band out there,in fact I think they are the heaviest one(After Arch Enemy),and I like how the heavyness is combined with epic orchestra and choir,just like true symphonic metal is meant to be
Mark's lyrics are really impressive he mostly concentrates about life filosophy,but he keeps an emotinal part of them aswell.And I'm happy they don't write about goblins and pixies,that would've been boring
.Another reason why I love Epica is also Simone's voice(obviously
).She has a great voice colour and she manages to sing both classical and clean style,in my opinion she is one of the best singers out there,but I'm pretty sure she will improove even more with years
.I like her lyrics aswell,particullary Force Of The Shore,Dance Of fate and Illusive Consensus.
And a very weird reason now:I totrally love Mark's screams and grunts.usually I'm very picky when is about grunters,I don't like many because most of them sound the same to me
.But no,in my opinion Mark stand out as he can both grunt and scream,two really hard "techniques"
I really can't stand bad opinions about his voice,and Iusually rant off
I also like the fact the bandmembers are really close to each other and compose together.That's a truly importand band.Not many bands do that
Overall,I love Epica for everything.Except most of their videos