Consign to Oblivion is the second studio album by Dutch symphonic metal band Epica, and was released in 2005. The song "Trois Vierges" features a guest appearance by then Kamelot vocalist Roy Khan. The album's lyrics are heavily influenced by Mayan civilization. This CD started a new collection of songs, called "A New Age Dawns". This saga is continued on the album Design Your Universe. Stylistically, the album is more focused towards orchestration than other Epica releases and features heavy use of a chorus…
Two years after the monumentally massive splendour of The Phantom Agony (2003), Epica released their majestic successor Consign to Oblivion. On this album, inspired by the Mayan culture, the group around mezzo-soprano Simone Simons and guitarist Mark Jansen broke new ground. The music was getting more accessible and the variety of the compositions grew, ranging from unadulterated gothic-metal to ballads. “This album marks Epica’s growth into maturity”. The album offers an overwhelming mix of gothic metal and orchestral arrangements based on epic filmscores: sparkling, glamorous, fierce, compelling and very versatile. Specially for this re-release the complete album comes enhanced with previously unreleased orchestral versions of all songs. On Consign to Oblivion Epica show themselves as an imposing and tightly-knit rock machine with almost Wagnerian power, proving in all aspects why the band is regarded as the vanguard of the international female fronted gothic-metal scene. A glorious album by a great band, including 16 bonus tracks, like the singles Solitary Ground and Quietus.
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Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of this 2007 album, considered on of the fiercest, catchiest and overall best sounding Blues Rock releases of our generation. Upgrading the artwork and packaging and adding visual digital enhancement was just the beginning: Clutch fans now have double the value of musical content, as the band has added nine Memphis-blues influenced performances from the planet's far reaches, as only Clutch can pull off!