01) Epica – Day 4: Pool Deck
Epica is one of the bands that may as well be purposely built for 70,000 Tons of Metal. They’re a well-known name the world over with charismatic band members who appreciate their fans and enjoy mingling, have a deep back catalog, a fantastic presence on stage (and off the stage, as it may be in the case of their crowdsurfing man on the keys, Coen Janssen. And let’s not forget their great music to boot! Celebrating the 10th anniversary of their fantastic Design Your Universe album, they played the majority of the record on the fourth night of the cruise atop the boat on the pool stage. As with the majority of days 3 and 4, the heavy wind continued to be a factor, yet the band delivered as they always do. You could call it perfection that one would expect from a band in the genre of their caliber!