AOTY 2023

The Alchemy Project

Epica - The Alchemy Project
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 17 ratings
Liked by 1 person
November 11, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
Atomic Fire / Label
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A celebration of friendship and the glorious malleability of heavy metal, it will more than suffice until the band's next grand conceit.

The Alchemy Project succeeds in both its integration of multiple guest musicians as well as allowing the band to step outside their established formula.

Metal Hammer

The Alchemy Project is hit-and-miss, but still worth delving into for these heavy hitters.

Distorted Sound

The EP starts off so well with memorable tracks ... but it becomes less and less impactful as time goes on.


hora de ouvir o novo lançamento do Epica, é isso

o mais novo álbum do Epica, este recheado de colabs numa tentativa de fazer algum um pouco diferente do habitual além de ser mais curto, com uma duração de 35 minutos. o álbum é de Symphonic Metal.

o Symphonic Metal é um gênero musical bastante difícil em alguns aspectos, um deles sendo o fato de que é realmente difícil ao meu ver fazer um pouco fora da ... read more


This was a collab EP I was actually excited about - Epica’s career renaissance has been thrilling, so bringing in fresh singers and performers from across metal could make something kickass!

And mostly, it is - I miss the lyrical density and thematic complexity that’s Epica’s hidden weapon, but apocalyptic brevity means delivering killer songs and maximizing guest stars. And with Phil Lauzon of Uriah Heep with the organ & Tommy Karevik of Kamelot on ‘Wake The ... read more


Epica - The Alchemy Project

Genre: Symphonic Metal
Country: Netherlands

Final Verdict: 65% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 271th / 832

Highlight: Sirens - Of Blood And Water (feat. Charlotte Wessels & Myrkur) (added to my 2022 best of)

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Added on: November 7, 2022