Morning Cup o’ Metal

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When Ex told me this week’s theme was Gothic metal, I was both parts excited and ashamed; excited cuz I could share some of my favorite gothic bands with all of you and ashamed because I would have to share some of my favorite gothic bands with you and actually ADMIT that I like them. The things I do for this site.

My taste in gothic metal tends toward either bands with female singers and symphonic elements or else growling, harsh male vocals with very industrial-sounding guitars. So I’ll start off this one with a female singer, they’re prettier anyways.

Epica hails from the Netherlands and have been playing since 2003. I first heard them courtesy of my goth metal station on Pandora. So give it a listen and tell me what you think. I promise you’ll like my pick on Thursday even more.

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