The Best of Kamelot
This album sounds perfect, like the quintessential Kamelot album. It’s as if they were asked to release a Best of Kamelot album, but instead wrote songs that sound like all their best styles, phases, and in some cases, melodies. That’s the album’s strength, but it’s also its weakness. There’s little new ground broken here.
“One More Flag in the Ground” may be their greatest ear worm yet. As usual, two of the stronger tracks, “Midsummer’s Eve” and “New Babylon” are the ones featuring excellent guest performances (I love Melissa Bonny in everything she guests in…I should probably start listening to Ad Infinitum at some point). “The Looking Glass” is a prog metal highlight, though very reminiscent of a couple older Kamelot songs. “My Pantheon (Forevermore)” is a powerful, dark symphonic opus to close out the album…my early favorite.
“The Awakening” is a pleasure to listen to, but is more of a desert island album than it is challenging or new.
We’ll it took a few years, but now Kamelot sounds way too much like Seventh Wonder. I much prefer the older Kamelot sound, not this over-produced mess. Any chance of getting Roy and Casey back?
Opus of the Night
Opus of the Night is the best Kamelot song in the Tommy K. era. It really is Ghost Opera 2.0.
By Uncle Porkins
Giving this five stars for the new track. It’s Ghost Opera part 2 and who doesn’t love that???
i enjoyed this new song it’s a bit different but great none the less hope the rest is just as good, but i’m sure it will be ;)
By Mackenzi C
Sorry don’t care how the rest sounds giving it a 5 to support this band. But first single is different and I like to.