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3.87 | 167 ratings

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5 stars A Symphonic Metal Masterpiece.

This is the first album of Kamelot I fully listened to and I must say, unlike other Symphonic bands I've listened to to this date, not many can compare with the Concept abilities of Kamelot's Roy Kahn.

Epica tells the story of the Alchemist Ariel's journey in search of the truth. Every song in the album revolves around the story of our protagonist in his many adventures and meetings. We are introduced in the first few songs to his personality, his aspirations and what he is seeking for. As the story progresses we are introduced to Mephisto, the fallen angel who helps Ariel in exchange for his soul and to Helena, Ariel's most beloved individual. I can go on and on about the story and concept elements of the album but that is for the listener to discover, I will say this, it is an Incredible story about Human perseverance and the quest for the ultimate truth.

Musically the album is outstanding, all the elements of music portray the story of our protagonist, from beginning to end. Kamelot uses Interludes as ways to change a setting or atmospheres throughout the album. As a concept album, each songs flows smoothly, just the way a concept album should be. The true core of the album is Kahn's Vocals, he is simply incredible, we finally hear what he is capable of after two albums of adjusting.

Epica is an album for anyone wanting to listen to a good story through musical elements. It is Kamelot at its finest, with every singles song marking incredible musical value.

ichigo14 | 5/5 |


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