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Epica

KamelotAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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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 (February 4, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Noise
  • ASIN: B000085RTZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,060 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kamelot defines the standard for all power metal. February 14, 2003
Format:Audio CD
_Epica_ is the long awaited sixth album from Kamelot, and their fourth with former Conception vocalist Roy Khan. I believe they are by far the best European-styled power metal band that has ever made music (it's not gratuitous praise!). What makes Kamelot different from the rank pile of horrible power metal bands? For that matter, what makes them *amazing* instead of just good? The answer is very simple: Khan and Thomas Youngblood.
Khan's voice soars on eagle's wings, his emotional power, unique timbre, subtle (Norwegian) accent, and perfect inflection make him not only the finest vocalist in this style, but nearly any other as well. Actually, I'm hard pressed to think of a male vocalist I like more than the mighty Khan.
If you've read anything about _Epica_ in the hype before its release, one might consider it hopelessly pretentious for some "power metal" band to write an album based somewhat on J.W. Von Goethe's _Faust_. Hmm... aren't these bands the type that sing about saccharine love stories, saving the environment, and generally trite subjects (with horrid lyrics, no less)? There should be no worries, because Khan -- in addition to being a prime singer -- is an outstanding lyricist, full of evocative colors and depth and beautiful diction. _Epica_, a concept album about a man's search for truth and meaning. Frankly, I think it is brilliantly done. Actually, the story is so interesting that I'm eager to hear Epica Part II even more just to find out what happens. For future reference: Epica > Mindcrime.
In "The Center of the Universe", Ariel questions the meaning of life and longs for truths in which he can support rationally. On "Farewell" he departs from his home, bidding goodbye to all his loved ones.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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If you're already a Kamelot fan,then U know what an awesome power-metal band they are.Already proving themselves with The Fourth Legacy & Karma,they take it to the next level with a concept album that is a masterpiece of metal.Complete with orchestral vocals,killer riffs,and most noticably,Khan's vocal performance.This dude can sing!Rather than delve into the concept,I'll simpily tell what trax kick ...!Edge of Paradise,Descent of the Archangel,,the beutiful ballad Wander,The Mourning After and the killer III Ways to Epica.The cd has interludes that melt each track into the next seamlessly taking the listener into a super sonic mid evil dimension of metal bliss.The production is the best the bands ever had,and the entire band has stepped it up making Kamelot run like a well oiled machine.There is alot of atmosphere on this album and I can't reccomend it enough to fans of Stratovarius,Nightwish,older Queensryche and even Savatage.Incredible musicianship and a wonderful story line, EPICA takes it's place next to the likes of Abigail,Streets A Rock Opera,OPERATION:MINDCRIME & The Odyssey as a classic metal concept album.My favorite of 2003 thus far,it deserves a 5 star rating and your full attention.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Blistering Release from Kamelot August 19, 2003
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Do yourself the favor, spend time with this recording. Most people reading any of our reviews of these bands are here for a reason - We all love this kind of music.
I no longer know if bands like Kamelot, Symphony X, Vanden Plas are power metal. Or is it music written and performed by progressive thinking musicians who happen to play electric instruments.
Epica takes up where Karma left off stylistically, with some pounding numbers, some laid back pieces, and Khans soaring vocal chords ripping right through you. This is a roller coaster of melodies, tempos, and themes.
Like most fans of music like this, I crave logenvity with these bands, and fortunately, Kamlelot is kind of just starting out, and Thomas Youngblood is obsessed with making music with this band, so I hope there is music making from these guys for as long as my ears work.
Long live Kamlelot.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great American power metal! April 2, 2004
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Aside from its less-than-fantastic production, which is easy to overlook, Kamelot's Epica is a wonderful trip through a world beyond human realization. Roy Khan's vocals, coupled with some good female vocalists, are the icing on the cake formed by great guitar work and mind-blowing musical compositions. The opening full-length track and the last song are the best, making for a spellbinding introduction and powerful closer, while the material held within provides a listening experience that you'll want to relive over and over. Highly recommended to fans of bands like Blind Guardian, Edguy, Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards, Stratovarius, the almighty Symphony X, and other real metal artists!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb progressive metal; must have! July 27, 2004
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After seeking out progressive metal on the net, I found Kamelot..and what a find they are! After getting hooked on Karma, I went out and bought Epica and was suprised to hear an even better CD!

Thundering double-base drums, technical guitar, and the golden pipes of Khan combined with just the right amount of sweeping keyboards and strings, excellent intelligent lyrics written into a concept album. This band has the power and precision of a well oiled machine! Even the ballads are sung with passion, and the guest vocalists only add to the fabric woven in these songs.

Epica is lots of things; passionate, headbanging, hard driving, complex. You can pretty much hear it all in the first full song "Center of the Universe". It's easy to hear these guys pour their hearts and sould into each note.

I'm simply addicted to Kamelot at the moment. I can't remember listening to a band over and over again without getting bored since Queensryche.

I rarely give CD's 5 stars. So if you could improve on the Kamelot formula, I'd like to hear just a bit more guitar soloing, and some more improvising from the bass and drums. The talent is clearly there from all members of the band, but I'd like to hear them break slightly from their strict, tight mindset a bit. The production on this CD isn't as perfect as their previous ones, the poor guys probably can't afford the studios they used to (they rarely even tour in the US).

If you're a fan of power/progressive metal, you cannot possibly be disappointed in this CD!!!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! Spectacular!
Great album! Great condition! Great gift for my older sister! I love listening to it as much as she does!
Published 2 months ago by Ariel
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good album
Good songs in it, if you are a Roy Khan fan you're gonna love it. The price is good too.
Published 8 months ago by Adonias Martinez
4.0 out of 5 stars my daughter likes it
my daughter thinks it's awesome music
It has a great story line, lyrics, and a very dramatic feel, says she.
Published 8 months ago by Kenneth Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars Whoa.
Honestly I thought this album was extremely overrated my first listen. It took me about a week of constant listening to realize how perfect this album is. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Laneth
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant retelling of Faust!
I freakin' love Epica and The Black Halo by Kamelot. I'm mentioning both because the albums have to be heard together to really get it. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Amanda Pike
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift
I bought this album for my brother's wife to go with The Black Halo for Christmas, but she was cheating on him, and took his kids, house and car. Read more
Published 14 months ago by ElanMorin
5.0 out of 5 stars cd
this is another one for the wife. she has quite a few of epica so i assume this is a good cd.
Published 15 months ago by Rebel
5.0 out of 5 stars An Epic tale...
It's as though Kamelot is getting nothing but better. Though I just picked up this album recently, the ten years it has aged has hardly made it weak. Read more
Published on January 17, 2012 by YourLocalPoet
5.0 out of 5 stars Kamelot's Epic Follow-Up to the Amazing Karma!!!
Karma was epic, powerful, amazing, melodic, and heavy all at once! This is no different. I really like both but I like Karma a bit more. But that doesn't mean that this is bad. Read more
Published on August 24, 2011 by Music 101
3.0 out of 5 stars A good album -> 3,5 stars
This album is a good one but not so good as The black Halo. Well i dont like too much power metal (with the exception of Helloween). Read more
Published on April 18, 2011 by KOURKOULOS NIKOS
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