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Kamelot originated in 1991, and signed their first record deal in 1994. Since then they have toured the world and released 8 studio albums, including most recently The Black Halo and Ghost Opera. Ready to continue their rise to the pinnacle of Metal royalty with their 9th studio album, “Poetry for the Poisoned”, founding guitarist Thomas Youngblood and vocalist Roy Khan are joined ... Read more in Amazon's Kamelot Store

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  • Audio CD (13 Jan. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Noise
  • ASIN: B0000793X5
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 296,932 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By soggypete on 5 Mar. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Epica, Kamelot's latest album, may also arguably be their best one. While it does not outshine the brilliance of The Fourth Legacy nor Karma, it certainly continues the distinct sound forward on to this new album.
The album starts off with a characteristic Kamelot instrumental, although this beginning (Prologue) isn't as musical as those from their last two albums and indeed sets the dark tone that the album is to follow. The next track, however, is undoubtedly the best of the album and leads straight from the prologue. "Center of the Universe" is a melodic metal masterpiece ranking with the likes of Kamelot's "Wings of Despair", "Forever" and "The Fourth Legacy".
The rest of the tracks, however, are a little different, perhaps being a blend of "Nights of Arabia" and "The Spell" style of music, a mystical atmosphere being created by the album, which is a very flowing, very fluid continuing piece of music that leaves you hooked from the offset.
The most exciting part of this album, perhaps, is the fact that it is a concept album telling one whole story through the lyrical genius of Khan/Youngblood partnership. It is based on Goethe's Frost and follows the story of Ariel, someone who is searching for the ultimate answers in life. The songs each tell a part of the story, which turns out to be quite tragic, Ariel being lured by the devil (Mephisto) to sign away his soul, and then prompting his former love, Helena, to commit suicide.
This amazing album tells a story through Kamelot's unique style of music and also grips you in anticipation for their next concept album which will conclude the tale. If anyone is a fan of Kamelot, get this album. If anyone is a fan of Faust, get this album. If anyone is a fan of metal, get this album. If anyone can empathise with a fallen hero who has been betrayed by that which he believes can help him, get this album.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. C. JONES on 31 May 2007
Format: Audio CD
Ahhh Kamelot, where do I start? These Floridian power masters are yet to release a bad album, and Epica counts as one of their best.

Based on Goethe's "Faust", this album depicts the first half of the story in which the main character (Ariel) leaves all he knew and sells his soul to Mephisto, and the consequences that ensue. Musically, this album is very well made and well produced, with the foreshadowings of their symphonic and progressive touches that would later reach their full potential on "The Black Halo" The album starts well with the memorable "Center of the Universe" and moves onto the solid-sounding "Farewell" as well as other great tracks such as "The Edge of Paradise" and "Descent of the Archangel". A particular highlight for me is "Lost and Damned", using an unusual keyboard part and spectacular rhythm and melodies. One should purchase this along with "The Black Halo" not only because they form two halves of the story but also because they go so damn well together. However, this album gets a 4* from me as "The Black Halo" is even more amazing in comparison.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Martin Newman on 31 Aug. 2008
Format: Audio CD
In terms of production, arrangement and structure this is a most impressive album. The most impressive part for me is Kahn's absolutely amazing singing voice. He is not a traditional metal singer, he sounds almost like a Broadway musical singer, an excellent one too, and his words are very clear.

The style of the music is very flamboyant and emotional. The musicianship is absolutely top-notch and combined with the vocals has some real goosebump moments.

The album kicks off with a 'Prologue' which is an instrumental with strange vocal noises and a ticking Grandfather clock. It is a warm up which flows seamlessly into 'Centre of the Universe' in the best progressive tradition. Centre of the Universe is symphonic and upbeat and one of the heavier songs on the album. It has some nice extras, such as nice flute and piano parts.

My favourite part of the album is the Gregorian style chanting of 'Interlude one' and the way it flows seemlessly from the chanting into strong riffs of 'The Edge of Paradise'.

The album uses four interlude songs with good affect to give a Progressive feel to the arrangement of the album. The interludes alway form interesting little intros for the next song and they always flow seemlessly into the following song.

'Wander' is a slower paced track which really shows Kahn's magnificent vocal range. The piano and violin accompaniment fits the vocals perfectly.

Another high point (there are too many for a short review) is 'Helena's Theme'. It starts with tweeting birds and then some beautiful female vocals take over which is accompanied by swirling violins and crashing cymbals. The track wouldn't sound out of place in a Tim Burton film.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By soggypete on 31 Jan. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is my first review, but if I was to start my reviewing with any album, then this one would be a perfect choice. Epica, Kamelot's latest album, may also arguably be their best one. While it does not outshine the brilliance of The Fourth Legacy nor Karma, it certainly continues the distinct sound forward on to this new album.
The album starts off with a characteristic Kamelot instrumental, although this beginning (Prologue) isn't as musical as those from their last two albums and indeed sets the dark tone that the album is to follow. The next track, however, is undoubtedly the best of the album and leads straight from the prologue. "Center of the Universe" is a melodic metal masterpiece ranking with the likes of Kamelot's "Wings of Despair", "Forever" and "The Fourth Legacy".
The rest of the tracks, however, are a little different, perhaps being a blend of "Nights of Arabia" and "The Spell" style of music, a mystical atmosphere being created by the album, which is a very flowing, very fluid continuing piece of music that leaves you hooked from the offset.
The most exciting part of this album, perhaps, is the fact that it is a concept album telling one whole story through the lyrical genius of Khan/Youngblood partnership. It is based on Goethe's Frost and follows the story of Ariel, someone who is searching for the ultimate answers in life. The songs each tell a part of the story, which turns out to be quite tragic, Ariel being lured by the devil (Mephisto) to sign away his soul, and then prompting his former love, Helena, to commit suicide.
This amazing album tells a story through Kamelot's unique style of music and also grips you in anticipation for their next concept album which will conclude the tale. If anyone is a fan of Kamelot, get this album.
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