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Epica: Attack On Titan (EP)
Epica - Attack On Titan EP Music Review

Epica: Attack On Titan (EP)

Symphonic Power Metal
3.5/5.0

If you missed or haven't heard of Epica's latest EP Attack On Titan, or more specifically vs Attack On Titan Songs, don't be concerned. Neither did I. Why? Because it was only released in Japan in December 2017. Again you ask, what's up with that? The answer requires some explanation. The songs within the EP are from the Japanese anime series Attack On Titan from the manga series of the same name by Hajime Isayama. (While I found it interesting, I won't bother with a synopsis of the manga story. Just Google it.) Now Epica drops the album for worldwide consumption via their label Nuclear Blast.

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The songs within the EP are four lyrical songs with accompanying instrumental versions. Essentially, they're covers of songs performed by Japanese musician Revo and his Linked Horizon project. Keyboardist Coen Janssen merely arranged the four songs for Epica's female-fronted symphonic power metal. Ergo, there's no surprises here.

Three songs are exactly that: Crimson Bow & Arrow, Wings Of Freedom (both with male death vocals), and Dedicate Your Heart. The fourth, third in order, If Inside These Walls Was A House, is a lighter melodic metal anthem. As for the instrumental versions, merely drop out the vocals. That's a good thing if you don't like death or dirty vocals. Which works for me. Basically, that's all that needs to be said. If you like the thought of Epica interpreting Japanese anime music into their symphonic power style, you will enjoy Attack On Titan.




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The Bottom Line

If you like the thought of Epica interpreting Japanese anime music into their symphonic power style, you will enjoy Attack On Titan.

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