Limited double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold sleeve. Originally released in 2003, Epica is the sixth full-length album by the American power metal band Kamelot. It was the first concept album by the band. This album, along with it's sequel The Black Halo (2005), is a rock opera inspired by the story of Goethe's Faust. Epica tells Part 1 while The Black Halo tells Part 2. (Goethe's Faust has two parts.) Most of the lyrics were written before the actual music was composed. The album inspired the naming of the band Epica after it's release. Includes 16 tracks and features assistance on some tracks by Mari Youngblood.