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Release date: 14 March 2005
Style: Symphonic power metal

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01. March Of Mephisto [feat. Shagrath]
02. When The Lights Are Down
03. The Haunting (Somewhere In Time) [feat. Simone Simons]
04. Soul Society
05. Interlude I: Dei Gratia
06. Abandoned
07. This Pain
08. Moonlight
09. Interlude II: Un Assassinio Molto Silenzioso
10. The Black Halo
11. Nothing Ever Dies
12. Memento Mori
13. Interlude III: Midnight - Twelve Tolls For A New Day
14. Serenade
15. Epilogue [Japanese bonus]
16. Soul Society [radio edit version] [Japanese bonus]
17. The Haunting [radio edit version] [limited edition bonus]
18. March Of Mephisto [radio edit version] [limited edition bonus]

The best Power Metal album of 2005
Top 20 albums of 2005: 4
Top 200 albums of all time: 82

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (17)


Line-up
Roy Khan - vocals
Thomas Youngblood - guitars
Glenn Barry - bass guitar
Casey Grillo - drums

Guest musicians
Michael "Miro" Rodenberger - keyboards and orchestral arrangements
Sascha Paeth - Additional guitars
Jens Johansson - Keyboard solos on "March of Mephisto" and "When the Lights Are Down"
Stian Tomt "Shagrath" Thoresen - vocals on "March of Mephisto" and "Memento Mori"
Cinzia Rizzo - vocals "Un Assassinio Molto Silenzioso"
Simone Simons - vocals on "The Haunting"
Geoff Rudd - vocals
Mari Youngblood - vocals on "Memento Mori" and "Abandoned"
Annelise Youngblood - baby sounds on "Soul Society"
Andre Neygenfind - D-bass on "Abandoned"
Wolfgang Dietrich - vocals on "Memento Mori"

Staff review by
Jeff

Rating:
9.5
A new Kamelot… I know that all the Power Metal fans are awaiting it… After the great "Epica", which is one of the best albums of the style, it was really hard for the Americans to do something amazing like this precedent album, but impossible is definitely not equal to Kamelot. You understand me very well, they did it, Kamelot certainly just produced their best album so far, no doubts for me…

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published 07.03.2005 | Comments (1)

Staff review by
Malcolm

Rating:
9.7
To be honest with you, another review of this fine piece of Metal isn't really necessary, since Jeff's review told you exactly how good this album really is.
But that's also the reason why I thought I should write down a few of my thoughts about it and post it as a second opinion review here.

"The Black Halo" will continue the concept of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's opus, which started with "Epica".

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published 26.03.2005 | Comments (7)

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Jvliet - 30.08.2010 at 11:41  
Rating: 9 Wow Momento Mori, simply amazing.
Destructo - 23.12.2010 at 04:29  
Rating: 10 This album definitely makes my Top-10 Of All Time list. It's just FAAAAb-u-LOUS !!!!!!
Fat & Sassy! - 05.01.2011 at 07:31  
Rating: 5 I've never found a generally acclaimed album so unappealing. Manufactured, cold, boring, and flat-out generic. I almost felt like I was listening to an Evanescence album at times.
Destructo - 13.01.2011 at 12:46  
Rating: 10 This is one of those rare albums that deserves a 2nd comment from me. So here goes:
If I had my wish, I would give this album an 11/10. I absolutely LOOOOVE this album !!!
Timmeh - 04.02.2011 at 04:02  
Rating: 9 A true masterpiece 10/10
EDIT: After a few more spins not quite, but close.
rasto - 09.02.2011 at 11:43  
Rating: 10 Masterpiece
Destructo - 11.02.2011 at 11:25  
Rating: 10
Written by Jvliet on 30.08.2010 at 11:41

Wow Momento Mori, simply amazing.

Clearly the standout track on the album......."The Haunting" and "Nothing Ever Dies" would come in at number 2 and 3.
oliver2metal - 13.02.2011 at 15:06  
Rating: 10 It was amazing and i considr it as one of the perfect albums for all time not just of kamelot's
but also of all metal history

my best songsis : March Of Mephisto - The Haunting (Somewhere In Time) - Moonlight -
The Black Halo - Memento Mor
Vonpire - 21.03.2011 at 21:49  
Rating: 8
Baz Anderson - 03.05.2011 at 20:03  
  I think after having this album for about five years, I finally like it. Excellent album.
Ag Fox - 04.05.2011 at 18:02  
Rating: 9
Written by Baz Anderson on 03.05.2011 at 20:03

I think after having this album for about five years, I finally like it. Excellent album.
why didn't you before and which bit suddenly "clicked"? Just curious
Baz Anderson - 04.05.2011 at 20:06  
 
Written by Ag Fox on 04.05.2011 at 18:02

Written by Baz Anderson on 03.05.2011 at 20:03

I think after having this album for about five years, I finally like it. Excellent album.
why didn't you before and which bit suddenly "clicked"? Just curious

It is a mystery for me... it isn't my usual style of power metal, so I guess I needed to get familiar with it.
Metal_4Ever - 12.07.2011 at 03:22  
Rating: 10
Written by Timmeh on 04.02.2011 at 04:02

A true masterpiece 10/10

10/10 and you gave it 9 ?!
Timmeh - 12.07.2011 at 04:44  
Rating: 9
Written by Metal_4Ever on 12.07.2011 at 03:22

Written by Timmeh on 04.02.2011 at 04:02

A true masterpiece 10/10

10/10 and you gave it 9 ?!

Yeah after a few more listens, it's not quite as amazing as I initially thought. Still a fantastic album though.
Metal_4Ever - 12.07.2011 at 05:09  
Rating: 10
Written by Timmeh on 12.07.2011 at 04:44

Written by Metal_4Ever on 12.07.2011 at 03:22

Written by Timmeh on 04.02.2011 at 04:02

A true masterpiece 10/10

10/10 and you gave it 9 ?!

Yeah after a few more listens, it's not quite as amazing as I initially thought. Still a fantastic album though.

Yeah you are right you can choose your favorite song from this album in http://www.metalstorm.net/forum/topic.php?topic_id=30793
Metal_4Ever - 07.08.2011 at 03:52  
Rating: 10
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 05.01.2011 at 07:31

I've never found a generally acclaimed album so unappealing. Manufactured, cold, boring, and flat-out generic. I almost felt like I was listening to an Evanescence album at times.

Where's the boring, cold for god sake?
poisoned1 - 22.10.2011 at 22:13  
  I bought this album several years ago after I first discovered Kamelot. Having drastically expanded my tastes and discovered a tremendous amount of great metal since then, I must say that this is still and may always will be my favorite album of all time. Featuring brilliant and melodic guitar work, beautiful symphonic elements, and a wonderfully balanced rhythm section, the instrumentals are incredible in their own right. Tying it all together is Khan's astonishing operatic vocals, not to mention great appearances from Simone Simons from Epica and Shagrath from Dimmu Borgir. This album is the perfect combination of light and dark, fast and slow, presented by lyrics that are nothing short of poetry. This is a masterpiece. I'm not going to talk about my favorite song or tell you which one I would listen to in order to get a good idea of what the album sounds like; I'm just going to tell you this: If would like to be immersed in metal poetry, then buy this album, put it on repeat, and learn for yourself what makes it so incredible. 10/10
jhook - 17.11.2011 at 03:37  
Rating: 10 Memento Mori is probably one of the most epic things ever. 5:05 - 6:40 has given me goosebumps pretty much everytime ive listened to it for a year
Destructo - 30.01.2012 at 20:00  
Rating: 10 So it's declaration time then, and time to put this in writing:
THIS is my favorite Metal album of ALL TIME !!!!
Yes, there you go, I said it.
Korah - 01.03.2012 at 20:41  
Rating: 4 Please, not even more. The vocals are good, I admit, but I don't really like the way he's singing, that's my opinion. That album is well done and got something interesting, but this is not my universe.
Kuroboshi - 27.03.2012 at 22:10  
Rating: 8 It's an ok album, but not that fantastic. I don't die from boredom, at least!
ThunderAxe1989 - 10.05.2012 at 04:24  
  This album is a masterpiece!
serega25 - 26.06.2012 at 20:00  
Rating: 10 Album of the year, album of the ten years in power metal...
AndMetalForAll - 05.11.2012 at 02:03  
Rating: 9 Very good album, in my opinion it's their best album: the storyline, performance, production, intrumentally and lyrics are really good. It's one of the best symphonic albums ever, and one of the best of the decade.
Nemo Atkins - 08.11.2012 at 17:16  
  Anyone else found the hidden track 0?

If you haven't and want to hear it (it's just an opening narration a la "Dear Editor"), rewind the album in your cd player until it's at about -1:20 on track 1.
Laneth - 09.03.2014 at 23:33  
Rating: 10 I can honestly say I've heard this album 100+ times (something I've done only with 3 other albums) and I'm not sick of it in the slightest. My favorite album of all time. No competition.
Laneth - 09.03.2014 at 23:53  
Rating: 10 *Also, I am the only female to comment on any of the Kamelot albums that I see haha.
fandango68 - 09.03.2014 at 23:57  
Rating: 10 ^^ yes, it's a great album Lanette... probably still their finest outing.

Have you tried any of the albums by Seventh Wonder, Karevik's former band? If you haven't, I think you'll be in for a very pleasant surprise... ;-)
Troy Killjoy - 11.03.2014 at 16:12  
 
Written by Laneth on 09.03.2014 at 23:53
*Also, I am the only female to comment on any of the Kamelot albums that I see haha.

To be fair, it's not like this site is crawling with female users...
Laneth - 13.03.2014 at 05:37  
Rating: 10
Written by Troy Killjoy on 11.03.2014 at 16:12

Written by Laneth on 09.03.2014 at 23:53
*Also, I am the only female to comment on any of the Kamelot albums that I see haha.

To be fair, it's not like this site is crawling with female users...


True that, ahaha.

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