Genre: Progressive Melodic Metal
Members: Tommy Karevic (Vocals)
Thomas Youngblood (Guitars)
Casey Grillo (Drums)
Oliver Palotai (Keyboards)
Sean Tibbetts (Bass)
It's been about one and a half year since "Poetry for the Poisoned" and thousands
of fans have been waiting impatiently for the next addition to Kamelot's album
list.The anxienty grew as rumors of Roy Khan's departure from the band emerged and
many (including me) believed that Kamelot would never recover from this blow.Thus,
it was to my great pleasure when the band announced that they where working on a
new album and that a new singer had been found to fill the gap Kahn left
behind.Time passed, the album was released and so here is my humble opinion on its
This album's music style seems like a mixture of "Ghost Opera" and "Black Halo"
with more of the former and less of the latter.This is by no means bad since this
new style is a combination of darker and lighter themes which intertwine to create a
unique atmosphere.While listening to the album you'll probably feel like you're
walking through a shady scenery which is sporadically illuminated by rays of
light.In order to achieve this, Kamelot have masterfully used their skill in
creating beautiful melodies and guitar reefs in combination with melodic vocals.
The rhythm is surprisingly catchy and you'll find yourself remembering it for quite
some time after listening to the album.The guitars and keyboards perform
excellently, focusing more on the complexity of melodies rather than that of
technique (which is absolutely fine by me).Tommy Karevik's vocals were the most
pleasant surprise for me in this album.His voice is very melodical and he manages
to perform astonishingly in both low and high notes.Also, the backing vocals are
top quality (as ever) and they add a lot to the album's style.
All in all, I believe this album is a very good piece of work by Kamelot and is
absolutely worthy of being part of the band's great collection of
masterpieces.Keep up the good work guys...
My favourite songs on the album:
- Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife)
- Ashes to Ashes