Epica’s frontwoman, Simone Simons, has admitted that she laughs when she listens to the band’s debut album, The Phantom Agony.
But the Dutch vocalist says she’s proud of Epica’s evolution over the past 11 years, and she wouldn’t change a thing about their progress over the course of their career.
Speaking to CrypticRock Simons said: “”When I listen back to the first record I laugh, because we sound so young and naive. But it also had something magical about it – many fans says it’s their favourite Epica record, even though we don’t sound like that any more.”
“We’ve added new band members who have contributed to the sound,” she continues. “The goal for each record is to be better than the previous record.”
Epica’s sixth studio album, The Quantum Enigma, was released last month via Nuclear Blast records. Epic is about right, as according to the band the album is about “…the most mind-bending scientific proof in all of quantum physics; [namely] that our physical environment is directly influenced by our consciousness”.
“Everyone has their own special memories attached to each record – I have the same,” concludes Simons.
Epica are currently on tour in Europe, and return to the UK on the 6th of December for a show at The Forum in London.