I never really got into Epica, even though symphonic metal bands with women on lead vocals has been my thing since I was a kid. I think it’s because of the whole “beauty and the beast” schtick where the beast usually means some dude doing death metal vocals.
But I might have to reconsider and give Epica another shot with their new album Omega, or dig up my copy of The Divine Conspiracy. Then again, I could just replay this video. The costumes Simone Simons wears are gorgeous, and one of them reminds me of the opera scene from The Fifth Element.
Credit to Metal Goddesses for bringing this video to my attention.