Dutch goth-metal combo Epica, fronted by fire-tressed chanteuse Simone Simons, comes off like a peculiar amalgam of Sarah Brightman and Dimmu Borgir. Cross your fingers for the band's mind-boggling "Classical Medley," which segues from Verdi's Requiem to "The Imperial March" (a.k.a. "Darth Vader's Theme")—then gets more illogical from there. Scar Symmetry's glossy thrash and the Agonist's ghoul-plus-girl vocal tandem should get the kids pumped up.
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