It might seem that a band as EPICA, that received worldwide recognition and is considered as the owner of a certain "formula for success", has every right to rest on its laurels. However numerous fans all over the world know perfectly well that EPICA is almost a synonym to development, risk and experimentation. In the group's discography there are only dissimilar releases - each album is special, original and innovative, which allowed the group to earn a reputation as one of the leading Symphonic Metal bands, repeatedly shattering stereotypes, anticipating expectations and expanding the boundaries of the genre.