is - hands down - one of my absolute favorite power metal bands!
They have delivered one outstanding power metal album after another.
Albums like "The Fourth Legacy", "Karma",
"Epica" and last years' "The Black Halo" are all
albums any serious power metal fan should have in their collection!
The combination of Thomas Youngblood and Roy Khan is a match made in
heaven, and on this their second live album things really
crystallizes into a sizzling experience...
Cold Winter's Night' (the title of the album is off course based on
the "On the Coldest Winter Night" song from 'Epica') was
recorded live on February 11th 2006 at Rockefeller Musichall in
Oslo, Norway in front a sell-out crowd. It's hard to argue with the
songs selected and the running order, the sound is crystal clear,
the band is playing their asses off, and Roy Khan is singing
brilliantly in front of his home crowd.
is the live album Kamelot fans have been waiting for all
along; 'The Expedition' from 2000 was OK, but not as great as we the
fans had hoped for. Every song from the short intro thru classic Kamelot
songs like: "Center of the Universe", "Nights of
Arabia", "Forever", "March of Mephisto",
"Karma" and "Farewell" to the outro are all
classic examples of just how great Kamelot is live on stage,
and just how many awesome metal songs they have written thru their
on the album is however the 13 minutes epic "Elizabeth (Parts
I, II & III)", breathtaking - sheer pleasure! Arguably the
14 best Kamelot songs - the only song, which I wish would
have made it onto the record is: "Memento Mori" - a short
intro, a long outro, a keyboard solo and a drum solo is what this
double album offers us the fans.
a rather weak year for live albums, this one is heads and shoulders
above the competition and I don't think I need to tell you that this
album is a mandatory purchase for all power metal fans! And just to
make things even more interesting - the whole thing will also be
available on DVD! I can't wait to watch the whole show...
No more words are needed - get this double album sooner
rather than later...