I count Kamelot among my absolute
favourite metal bands, and it's always with great anticipation and
some scepticism I put on a new album from the hands of Mr.
Youngblood & co. Are they able to maintain the high level and build
on the very strong foundation, which their back catalogue
The answer is thankfully once more: Hell
I am probably repeating myself, but the
combination of Roy Khan and Thomas Youngblood ranks among the
absolute best in power metal today. The razor sharp guitar riffs
from the hands of Thomas Youngblood and the brilliant voice of Roy
Khan continues to impress me over and over... but the band wouldn't
be so strong if it wasn't for one the most underrated rhythm
sections in metal in Glenn Barry (Bass) and Casey Grillo (Drums).
New guy or at least the latest one to join the band: keyboard player
Oliver Palotti has been fully integrated in the band and its sound.
Kamelot continue to grow and evolve
within their own little niche of power metal with this album, and
their style and sound is easy to pick out amongst the competition,
and even though 'Ghost Opera' isn't quite as brilliant as the
previous albums it's still head and shoulder above most of the
competition. I have over and over been listening to this album for
the past fortnight and believe this is going to be one the best
power metal albums of 2007 sales wise, but I still feel a little bit
This is a great compilation of great Kamelot
songs, brilliant musicianship, awesome produced and so on... but
still after numerous spins in my CD-player I still don't have a
favourite song, there is no 'Center of the Universe', 'Forever' or
'Nights of Arabia' on this album. All eleven songs are however at
such high level, that it's pretty hard to be disappointed at all.
Power metal fans and fans of Kamelot
need not to worry, because this is another great Kamelot
album filled with all the ingredients we love, and then some...
A must buy!