Exordium (EP)

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EP by After Forever
Released October 17, 2003
Recorded April-June 2003
Genre Symphonic metal
Length 26:39
Label Transmission
Producer Hans Pieters
After Forever chronology
Invisible Circles
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Exordium is a 2003 EP album by Dutch symphonic metal band After Forever. Another version of this album was released in 2004, with a bonus DVD entitled Insights. "The Evil That Men Do" is a cover of the Iron Maiden song, while "One Day I'll Fly Away" is a metal version of a ballad originally sung by Randy Crawford.[2] This is the first recording of the band with new guitarist Bas Maas, who replaced Mark Jansen. Exordium is the first After Forever album to enter the Dutch Top 100 chart, where it remained for two weeks, peaking at #56.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Line of Thoughts" (instrumental) (Sander Gommans) – 2:15[4]
  2. "Beneath" (André Borgman, Gommans, Floor Jansen, Bas Maas, Luuk van Gerven, Land van Gils) – 4:54
  3. "My Choice" (Borgman, Gommans, Jansen, Maas, van Gerven, van Gils) – 4:54
  4. "Glorifying Means" (Borgman, Gommans, Jansen, Maas, van Gerven, van Gils) – 5:01
  5. "The Evil That Men Do" (Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris, Adrian Smith) – 4:52 (Iron Maiden cover)
  6. "One Day I'll Fly Away" (Will Jennings, Joe Sample) – 4:43 (Randy Crawford cover)

Exordium [Bonus DVD][edit]

  1. My Choice (Multimedia Track)
  2. Making Of (My Choice) (Multimedia Track)
  3. Studio Recordings (Multimedia Track)
  4. Slide Show (Multimedia Track)
  5. Artwork (Multimedia Track)



  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "After Forever Exordium review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Exordium". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  3. ^ "AFTER FOREVER - EXORDIUM (ALBUM)". Gfk Dutch Charts. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  4. ^ "After Forever - Exordium". Metal-Archives.com. Retrieved 2010-04-02.