Exordium, After Forever
Exordium is an EP released by After Forever in October 2003. It is the first After Forever album to enter the Dutch Top 100 chart, where it remained for two weeks, peaking at #56. The EP includes an Iron Maiden cover, “The Evil That Men Do” and a metal version of Randy Crawford’s ballad, “One Day I’ll Fly Away”.
According to an interview with Floor, “The EP was in a way, an introduction to our full length album, Invisible Circles. The subject of the lyrics are already connected to the concept, meaning they are also dealing with modern, social problems.” Exordium was recorded in April/May and Invisible Circles in July/August. The EP was released in November, and the full album 4 months later. Order your copy of Exordium here.