Kamelot

Info about Kamelot
Country United States
Added By Mike
14 years ago
Base Genre
1996-2001 Metal
2003 Rock
2005-2018 Metal
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http://www.myspace.com/kamelot
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8.1 x15
Symphonic Neo Prog Rock/Power Metal
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13 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, four users rate it lower. 9 users think it is prog, five users think it is merely related to prog and two users think that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 152 studio tracks by Kamelot.
Track durations range from 27s to 11m 01s, averaging at 4m 11s with a standard deviation of 1m 33s.
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Comment by lukretio 8 years ago
KamelotListen - Poetry For the Poisoned 2010
7.5
Symphonic Prog Power Metal
Good album, great vocals - recommended if you like Seventh Wonder and Evergrey (In Search of Truth period). Featuring Jon Oliva on "The Zodiac" ...
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Review by Mike 14 years ago <Permalink>
KamelotListen - The Black Halo 2005
8.8
Symphonic Prog Power Metal
Simply wonderful. This is their best record to date, and for me is THE masterpiece record that I always hoped Rhapsody would make ... but they didn't, Kamelot did. I give it 4 stars, because although this album has much more progressive moments than the previous Kamelot albums, it is still more Symphonic Power Metal than Progressive Metal. But if you're a Power Metal fan, you can add one star to my rating.

Actually, on this record they managed to incorporate many different approaches to songwriting and
sound. I hear Nightwish influences, very subtle Dream Theater and Symphony X hints in the guitar riffs, and Shadow Gallery is also shining through in the keyboard layering and epic chord progressions. And, of course, Rhapsody. While I love their stuff as well, I was always bothered by the accent of the singer and the cheesy lyrics. None of these problems exist on the Black Halo, except maybe for some latin/italian passages, but they are performed flawlessly.

With all that said, if you're not into symphonic (as in classical) orchestration and operatic singing, you might be a little bit careful ... but if you're looking for an album to begin with in this genre, this album is IT. It's very much better than many of it's direct peers (Therion, Nightwish, Rhapsody) because it has more facets and diversity.

The limited edition is a bit of a let down, because the bonus tracks are merely shorter versions (radio edits) of album songs, but the digipack is quite beautiful.
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The Black Halo 2005
 #1

8.6 x11
Symphonic Prog Power Metal
Ghost Opera 2007
 #2

7.6 x7
Epic Prog Power Metal
Epica 2003
 #3

7.9 x5
Orchestral Prog Rock/Power Metal
Karma 2001
 #4

8.8 x3
Orchestral Prog Power Metal
The Fourth Legacy 2000
 #5

8.3 x2
Prog Metal
Dominion 1997
 #6

8.0 x2
Neo Prog Power Metal
Poetry For the Poisoned 2010
 #7

6.5 x4
Symphonic Prog Power Metal
Eternity 1996
 #8

7.2 x2
Prog Metal
The Shadow Theory 2018
 #9

8.4 x1
Prog Metal
Silverthorn 2012
 #10

8.1 x1
Prog Metal
Haven 2015
 #11

8.0 x1
Prog Metal
Siege Perilous 1998
 #12

7.8 x1
Prog Metal
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The Shadow Theory 2018
 17 days ago
rushfan4
8.4
Prog Metal
Haven 2015
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Prog Metal
Haven 2015
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Prog Metal
Haven 2015
 4 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Prog Metal
Poetry For the Poisoned 2010
 5 years ago
rushfan4
7.2
Symphonic Prog Power Metal
Silverthorn 2012
 6 years ago
rushfan4
8.1
Prog Metal
Silverthorn 2012
 6 years ago
rushfan4
8.1
Prog Metal
Silverthorn 2012
 6 years ago
rushfan4
8.1
Prog Metal
Ghost Opera 2007
 8 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Epic Prog Power Metal
The Black Halo 2005
 8 years ago
rushfan4
8.4
Symphonic Prog Power Metal
Karma 2001
 10 years ago
Mike
8.7
Orchestral Prog Power Metal
The Black Halo 2005
 10 years ago
Mike
8.8
Symphonic Prog Power Metal
The Black Halo 2005
 10 years ago
Mike
8.8
Symphonic Prog Power Metal
One Cold Winter's Night 2006, DVD
 10 years ago
colt2112
9.2
Prog Metal
The Fourth Legacy 2000
 10 years ago
colt2112
8.7
Prog Metal
The Expedition (Live) 2000, Live
 10 years ago
colt2112
8.2
Prog Metal
Siege Perilous 1998
 10 years ago
colt2112
7.8
Prog Metal
Eternity 1996
 10 years ago
colt2112
7.8
Prog Metal
Ghost Opera 2007
 10 years ago
colt2112
8.7
Prog Power Metal