Epica Victims of Contingency Music Video

Victims of Contingency music video for the song from The Quantum Enigma the sixth studio album by the Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.  The record was the first album by the band to feature bassist Rob van der Loo and was released via Nuclear Blast Records in May 2014.

Epica guitarist Isaac Delahaye said about The Quantum Enigma – “It was very much our intention to really make songs. It was because we started with putting a lot of effort into the basics and we gave a lot of attention to the band part, more so than before. And, of course, Jacob Hansen mixed it and he knows how to do these things. We tried out several people and had them do a test mix of certain songs and he came out on top. It’s become a heavy album, yet all the details are there. Previously, we used to go to the studio, tune our stuff and then we recorded an album. This time we did a long pre-production in the studio and we got to check out a lot of different combinations of amps and then we could record it. Previously, we just did everything in our home studios and sent each other the parts. And after that we would go into the studio and that’s it. But now we sat down together and discussed a lot more, it was more of a band effort. It was working together, rather than reacting. Everyone brought songs to the table, which was very cool. With the previous album, it was mostly Mark, Coen and me writing a lot. And now even Ariën joined in and that made it all feel refreshing. It’s odd to say, but it’s kind of a new beginning.”

Victims of Contingency Lyrics

Your words are meaningless, as pain fills the void
Hollow words won’t hurt no longer
You will regret every life you’ve destroyed
Blaming the whole world will never make you stronger

Be prepared for the righteous self

If you blame all your failures on someone else
Without any remorse
Without your remorse
If you don’t face the weakness of your own self
You will take the same course
You’ll take the same course
Your deeds are reasonless, you adore yourself
Empty deeds impress no longer
You will regret everyone you’ve envied
Blaming it on life will never make you stronger

Be prepared for the confrontation

If you blame all your failures on someone else
Without any remorse
Without your remorse
If you don’t face the weakness of your own self
You will take the same course
You’ll take the same course
If you blame all your failures on someone else
You avoid every chance
You’ve lost your last chance
To learn from yourself

If you blame all your failures on someone else
Without any remorse
Without your remorse
If you don’t face the weakness of your own self
You will take the same course
You’ll take the same course

We can’t blame all our failures on someone else
For our own protection
So much to protect
We can’t learn from decisions in our own lives
Without self-reflection
We will never flee from contingency

We will never flee from contingency

Epica - The Quantum Enigma - Cover

Author: Staff Writer

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