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Kamelot – Haven

By Clayton

Kamelot has recently released yet another masterpiece of an album, called HAVEN and once again… I am in love with this piece of musical art. Kamelot’s music needs no convincing in my book; their music is just amazing. So far I have loved all albums. The only exception would maybe be Poetry for the Poisoned.

But back to HAVEN.

Kamelot - Haven

This is the second album with Tommy Karevik as the band’s vocalist and once again Tommy has proven to be a great successor to the previous singer. Such a powerful voice that will make your tingle when he pours out those strong notes and he will make you go all emotional with the lower sensitive notes. That guy can probably sing the phone book and it will sound great.

I have been listening to HAVEN constantly since the release and the songs are also starting to linger in my head when I am not listening to it. After having listened to the album for a couple of times I am also able to sing-a-long to most songs. I have also pick out my favorite tracks (so far).

  • Fallen Star
  • Insomnia
  • Veil of Elysium
  • Under Grey Skies
  • My Therapy
  • End of Innocence
  • Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)
  • Revolution

These are the songs that I constantly keep putting on repeat.

The album can be described as a mixture of the previous albums Silverthorn and Ghost Opera. Probably should have been named “Ghost Thorn” or “Silver Opera”, but I guess HAVEN was a much better fit. 😉

Looking at the band’s Facebook page, it seems that they album is also doing great on the music charts, which is well deserved. Congratulations KamNation \m/

Kamelot - Haven Billboard

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Short videos of Revamp and Kamelot

By Clayton

Here are 2 videos, which I forgot to share earlier of Revamp and Kamelot in Tilburg last month. Since my camera battery was low, I wasn’t able to film the entire songs. But there will be a Kamelot documentary from that night coming out eventually, so there is still a chance to see more.

 

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Kamelot + Revamp live in Tilburg

By Clayton

Kamelot live in Tilburg posterYesterday I attended one of the best live shows I’ve been to: Kamelot!! The best show AFTER the Epica ones I’ve attended of course (hihi) But seriously now! Kamelot is great; both on their albums and on stage. The entire band is full of energy and Tommy Karevik is one awesome singer and entertainer. I left the venue with a feeling of complete and utter satisfaction.

Let me start at the beginning.
I had ordered my ticket for the show in September via Patrick (as usual) and since there was a VIP package available I went for that. It’s not every day you get to see a band like Kamelot – at least I don’t – so I went for the ultimate experience. The VIP ticket held in that you get to enter the venue an hour earlier than the rest of the crowd, get a signing session with the band and got to take your picture taken with the entire band.

I arrived at in 013 an hour before the VIP ticket holders were about to be let inside. Luckily I got to skip the long line and didn’t have to wait very long outside. Once inside I bought the latest Kamelot record Silverthorn, which I didn’t own physically yet, and went to the signing session with the band. Got a signature from all band members on a poster and on the CD and after that my photo taken with them.

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After the VIP session we were let into the concert hall. The openings band Tellus Requiem was still busy with their sound check. About an hour later they took the stage. Tellus Requiem wasn’t really that special. I honestly don’t remember one song and the vocalist also didn’t stand out that much to me. There songs were a bit all over the place and weren’t catchy and lacked rhythm. This is just my personal opinion, but from the reactions I’ve heard, I wasn’t the only one that wasn’t really amused by this band.

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Luckily the band that most people were more excited about – besides Kamelot of course – soon took over the stage: REVAMP. The Dutch band from no one other than the amazing Floor Jansen. This was my first time seeing Floor live; first time was with Mayan in 2011, but I was very excited, because I’m a huge fan of Floor’s voice and her band’s music. Sadly, they weren’t the main act, so the set list wasn’t that long, but it was long enough to fully enjoy the powerful voice of Floor. The crowd seemed to be very excited just as I am, because everyone was cheering “Floortje, Floortje, Floortje!” very loud. Revamp rocked!
(See the set list they played here)

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As soon as Revamp was finished playing the stage was cleared for Kamelot. There was a huge curtain set up and in about half an hour we could hear the intro music of Kamelot. It was showtime!!!

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Kamelot – Silverthorn (album review)

By Clayton

Silverthorn_coverIt’s been about 3 weeks now that I got Kamelot’s latest masterpiece “Silverthorn“.
This album is everything every Kamelot fan can hope for. It’s a million times better than the previous record “Poetry for the poisoned”. Admit it; that album is not the symphonic power metal band’s best record.

Silverthorn is a concept album and I read another reviewer write that Kamelot only seems to put out a really outstanding record when the album is a concept album. I think that reviewer is kind of right. This is the best album after the release of “The Black Halo” (which was my first Kamelot album by the way). You don’t even notice the absence of Roy Khan on this new release. No disrespect to Roy. You know that I am a huge fan of his voice, but Tommy does an amazing job on this album. He officially is my new favorite male vocalist. 🙂

Each track on this record has something unique and as soon as the last track ends I usually hit the replay button and listen to the entire album (or my favorite tracks on it) again.

My favorite tracks on this album are: Manus Dei (intro), Sacrimony (Angel of afterlife), Torn, Song for Jolee, Veritas, My confession, Silverthorn and Solitaire. This doesn’t mean that I don’t like the other songs. These just seem to be the tracks that I mostly put back on replay. The composition of the songs is great. A few of them are very “typical Kamelot”, but that doesn’t matter. That’s what we love. The female vocals are a nice touch to the album too.

This certainly goes on my favorite album releases of 2012 🙂

I would give this album a 10/10

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