is the second studio-album by Consign to Oblivion Dutch symphonic metal band Epica, and was released in April 2005. "Trois Vierges" features a guest appearance by former Kamelot vocalist Roy Khan. The album's lyrics are heavily influenced by Mayan Civilization. The CD was released with copy control on it. This CD started a new "saga", 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. Additionally,
Mark Jansen's death growls appear less frequently, occurring on only three songs, "Force of the Shore", "Mother of Light" and "Consign to Oblivion". But a bonus track, the Death cover "Crystal Mountain" includes grunts, and a grunt version of "Quietus" was released on the "Quietus (Silent Reverie)" single, making it five songs with grunts.
Track listing [ edit ]
"Hunab K'u (A New Age Dawns, Prologue)"
Mark Jansen Yves Huts
"Dance of Fate"
Simone Simons Jansen, Huts, Coen Janssen, S. Simons
"The Last Crusade (A New Age Dawns, Part I)"
Janssen, Jansen, Sluijter, S. Simons
The single with an acoustic version of this song was extracted from
The Score – An Epic Journey 4:22
Jansen, Janssen, S. Simons
"Force of the Shore"
Jansen, Janssen, Sluijter, Huts
Jansen, Huts, Janssen, Sluijter, S. Simons, Jeroen Simons
The only single
"Mother of Light (A New Age Dawns, Part II)"
Jansen, Janssen, S. Simons
Roy Khan 4:40
"Another Me "In Lack'ech""
"Consign to Oblivion (A New Age Dawns, Part III)"
Personnel [ edit ]
Band members [ edit ]
Simone Simons - mezzo-soprano
Mark Jansen - guitars, grunts, screams, orchestral arrangements
Ad Sluijter - guitars Coen Janssen - synths, orchestral and choir arrangements
Yves Huts - bass guitar, orchestral arrangements
Jeroen Simons - drums
Additional musicians [ edit ]
Benjamin Spillner - violin
Andreas Pfaff - violin
Tobias Rempe - violin
Gregor Dierk - violin
Swantje Tessman - viola
Patrick Sepec - viola
Astrid Müller - viola
Jörn Kellermann - cello
Melvin Edmonsen - bass
Previn Moore - tenor
Andre Matos - tenor Annie Goebel - alto
Amanda Somerville - alto, vocal coach Bridget Fogle - soprano
Linda van Summeren - soprano
Production [ edit ]
Sascha Paeth - producer, engineer, mixing, acoustic guitars on "Dance of Fate" Olaf Reitmeier - producer, engineer
Miro - orchestral arrangements, engineer Philip Colodetti, engineer, mixing
Hans van Vuuren - executive producer, coordination and research
Peter van 't Riet - mastering
References [ edit ]
^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Epica Consign to Oblivion review". . AllMusic Rovi Corporation . Retrieved . 2011-08-18
^ Smit, Bas (2005). "Epica - Consign To Oblivion". Lords of Metal.nl . Retrieved . 2011-08-18
^ Bergman, Keith (11 December 2005). "Epica Consign To Oblivion". . Blabbermouth.net Roadrunner Records . Retrieved . 2011-08-22
^ Consign to Oblivion (CD sleeve). Epica. The Netherlands: Transmission Records. 2005.