Kamelot - Silverthorn


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Release date: 26 October 2012
Style: Symphonic power metal

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Disc I
01. Manus Dei
02. Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)
03. Ashes To Ashes
04. Torn
05. Song For Jolee
06. Veritas
07. My Confession
08. Silverthorn
09. Falling Like The Fahrenheit
10. Solitaire
11. Prodigal Son
    1 - Part I: Funerale
    2 - Part II: Burden Of Shame (The Branding)
    3 - Part III: The Journey
12. Continuum
13. Leaving Too Soon [Japanese bonus]

Disc II [box set edition bonus] [instrumental version]
01. Manus Dei
02. Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)
03. Kismet
04. Ashes To Ashes
05. Torn
06. Song For Jolee
07. Veritas
08. My Confession
09. Silverthorn
10. Falling Like The Fahrenheit
11. Solitaire
12. Prodigal Son
    1 - Part I: Funerale
    2 - Part II: Burden Of Shame (The Branding)
    3 - Part III: The Journey
13. Continuum
14. Grace [bonus] [feat. Apollo Papathanasio & Niklas Engelin]

The best Power Metal album of 2012

Line-up
Thomas Youngblood - guitars
Casey Grillo - drums, percussion
Oliver Palotai - keyboards, orchestration
Sean Tibbetts - bass
Tommy Karevik - vocals

Guest musicians
Elize Ryd - vocals
Alissa White-Gluz - vocals
Sascha Paeth - guitars, vocals
Michael "Miro" Rodenberg - keyboards, orchestration
Annelise Youngblood - voice
István Tamás - accordion
Cinzia Rizzo - vocals
Helena (I) - cello
Viola - viola
Miss E. - violin
Scarlett - violin

Choir - Amanda Somerville, Elize Ryd, Robert Hunecke-Rizzo, Thomas Rettke, Simon Oberender, Cinzia Rizzo.

Children's choir - Emilie Paeth, Noa Rizzo, Annelise Youngblood.

Additional info
Recorded at: Gate Studios/Wolfsburg, Morrisound Studios/Tampa,FL.,
Palosphere Studios/ Stuttgart, JohanArt/Sweden
Produced by: Sascha Paeth and Miro
Co-Produced by Kamelot
Engineers: Sascha Paeth, Miro, Olaf Reitmeier, Simon Oberender,
Jim Morris, Michelle Holtkamp, Johan Larsson
Mixed by: Sascha Paeth
Mastered by: Simon Oberender

The limited edition box contains the Ecolbook, a bonus CD with nearly 60 minutes of music, a 44 page book and an exclusive poster. The double LP version is a gatefold on colored vinyl and includes the CD.

String quartet by Eklipse.

Staff review by
Milena
Rating:
8.0
Milena: After the departure of their legendary vocal powerhouse Roy Khan, Kamelot had a difficult task of picking out someone equally talented and charismatic to replace him, and the general consensus is that they couldn't have picked a better person than Tommy Karevik, the outstanding vocalist of Seventh Wonder. He didn't come to steal the show (to my slight annoyance - imagine if he went all out for this!) but to provide vocal continuity without sounding like a Roy clone, and to contribute in writing as well, for it was his ingenuity for coming up with lyrics and vocal melodies that landed him the job.

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published 19.11.2012 | Comments (39)

Guest review by
RhaegarTargaryen
Rating:
8.3
"There's a pain within, that I can't define. There's an empty space, where your love used to shine" So, Roy has left, and there is one big hole left in each and every one of us. Well, at least he is alive, thankfully unlike in the lyrics above. Yet, every true Kamelotian feels the same. At least there wasn't some mass hysteria like Nightwish's 2005 case.

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published 30.12.2012 | Comments (4)

If you were worried that Tommy Karevik wouldn't be able to measure up to the expectations left behind by Roy Khan...don't!

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Thumbs up: Milena, Ag Fox, Susan, GT, dismaleuphony

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07.05.2012 - 15:38
Rating: 6
ZGoten
I need it. :O
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07.05.2012 - 16:05
Rating: 10
Dargor
PLEASE. Tommy Karevik on vocals.
PLEASE. Tommy Karevik on vocals.
PLEASE. Tommy Karevik on vocals.
PLEASE. Tommy Karevik on vocals.
PLEASE. Tommy Karevik on vocals.
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07.05.2012 - 16:07
Rating: 9
R Lewis
That Useless Guy
Hope they'll find a right substitute for Roy Khan. Fabio Lione is not a bad idea
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We could be so much more than we are. Stop.
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07.05.2012 - 17:36
Rating: 10
Dargor
Written by R Lewis on 07.05.2012 at 16:07

Hope they'll find a right substitute for Roy Khan. Fabio Lione is not a bad idea

I like Fabio but I don't think he would be a good substitute for Khan.
Tommy Karevik from Seventh Wonder would be a perfect match for Kamelot, or maybe Michael Eriksen from Circus Maximus, but not Fabio.
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07.05.2012 - 19:12
Rating: 9
R Lewis
That Useless Guy
Written by Dargor on 07.05.2012 at 17:36

Written by R Lewis on 07.05.2012 at 16:07

Hope they'll find a right substitute for Roy Khan. Fabio Lione is not a bad idea

I like Fabio but I don't think he would be a good substitute for Khan.
Tommy Karevik from Seventh Wonder would be a perfect match for Kamelot, or maybe Michael Eriksen from Circus Maximus, but not Fabio.

Well, in live performances Fabio has done really well... Certainly he has a totally different voice from Khan
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We could be so much more than we are. Stop.
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07.05.2012 - 19:22
Rating: 6
ZGoten
Written by Dargor on 07.05.2012 at 17:36

Written by R Lewis on 07.05.2012 at 16:07

Hope they'll find a right substitute for Roy Khan. Fabio Lione is not a bad idea

I like Fabio but I don't think he would be a good substitute for Khan.
Tommy Karevik from Seventh Wonder would be a perfect match for Kamelot, or maybe Michael Eriksen from Circus Maximus, but not Fabio.


I prefer Fabio over either of them. I just don't like Eriksen or Karevik at all.
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08.05.2012 - 00:20
Rating: 10
Metal_4Ever
Written by Dargor on 07.05.2012 at 16:05

PLEASE. Tommy Karevik on vocals.
PLEASE. Tommy Karevik on vocals.
PLEASE. Tommy Karevik on vocals.
PLEASE. Tommy Karevik on vocals.
PLEASE. Tommy Karevik on vocals.

I hope that, he has a similar voice of Khan.
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10.05.2012 - 20:42
Rating: 10
Dargor
Looks like it's official that Fabio won't be the singer according to the Rhapsody Of Fire facebook page.
Quote:

Part 5 - Rhapsody Of Fire replies to YOUR interview questions - we'll post your questions and our replies one at a time. Check out our facebook page often for more.
Question: Is Fabio going to leave Rhapsody of Fire for Kamelot?
Answer: No. Fabio is (and will remain) the singer of Rhapsody Of Fire : - )
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10.05.2012 - 21:00
Latzar
Written by Dargor on 10.05.2012 at 20:42

Looks like it's official that Fabio won't be the singer according to the Rhapsody Of Fire facebook page.
Quote:

Part 5 - Rhapsody Of Fire replies to YOUR interview questions - we'll post your questions and our replies one at a time. Check out our facebook page often for more.
Question: Is Fabio going to leave Rhapsody of Fire for Kamelot?
Answer: No. Fabio is (and will remain) the singer of Rhapsody Of Fire : - )

He could be the singer of both Rhapsody of Fire and Kamelot, right?
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10.05.2012 - 21:12
Rating: 10
Dargor
Written by Latzar on 10.05.2012 at 21:00

He could be the singer of both Rhapsody of Fire and Kamelot, right?


Hun... I guess you're right. It says he's not *leaving* RoF for Kamelot, so yeah, technically he could be in 2 bands at the same time.
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19.05.2012 - 10:48
Neroese
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Roy u must come back:( And yes, Fabio sucks.
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17.06.2012 - 08:50
Rating: 10
Zhazhael
Written by Guest on 19.05.2012 at 10:48

Roy u must come back:( And yes, Fabio sucks.



Yes Fabio sucks
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17.06.2012 - 10:56
Neroese
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Written by Zhazhael on 17.06.2012 at 08:50

Written by Guest on 19.05.2012 at 10:48

Roy u must come back:( And yes, Fabio sucks.



Yes Fabio sucks


It's ofc^^
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22.06.2012 - 17:32
Neroese
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Karevik time!
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22.06.2012 - 18:08
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
I'm glad everyone's on board with my Tommy Karevik prayers. I've been hoping for it for a year now.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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22.06.2012 - 19:07
JohnDoe
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Glad to have just read that Tommy won't quit Seventh Wonder.
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30.07.2012 - 21:13
MechanisT
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Even with the major casualty that befell this band, I look forward to how they bounce back.
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16.08.2012 - 22:43
Rating: 9
MeloDeathViking
Written by Dargor on 07.05.2012 at 17:36

Written by R Lewis on 07.05.2012 at 16:07

Hope they'll find a right substitute for Roy Khan. Fabio Lione is not a bad idea

I like Fabio but I don't think he would be a good substitute for Khan.
Tommy Karevik from Seventh Wonder would be a perfect match for Kamelot, or maybe Michael Eriksen from Circus Maximus, but not Fabio.


This is the first I've noticed this...man, that was a really good call haha
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"I am not superstitious, but I'm a little 'stitious." - Michael Scott
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02.10.2012 - 21:21
Rating: 8
Dead Eternity
I hope this Karevik is a great singer...
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06.10.2012 - 00:07
Nemo Atkins
Written by Dead Eternity on 02.10.2012 at 21:21

I hope this Karevik is a great singer...

Would Kamelot really hire another Mark Vanderbilt?
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06.10.2012 - 00:27
Rating: 8
Dead Eternity
Written by Nemo Atkins on 06.10.2012 at 00:07

Written by Dead Eternity on 02.10.2012 at 21:21

I hope this Karevik is a great singer...

Would Kamelot really hire another Mark Vanderbilt?

Did Kamelot hire another Roy Khan (or someone even better than him)? That's the question
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06.10.2012 - 01:41
Nemo Atkins
Written by Dead Eternity on 06.10.2012 at 00:27

Written by Nemo Atkins on 06.10.2012 at 00:07

Written by Dead Eternity on 02.10.2012 at 21:21

I hope this Karevik is a great singer...

Would Kamelot really hire another Mark Vanderbilt?

Did Kamelot hire another Roy Khan (or someone even better than him)? That's the question

Better than/equal to Khan is seriously debatable. Best advice I can give is listen to the single for the album (it's "Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife)": it's only available through iTunes at the moment) and some of Tommy's work with Seventh Wonder (link is to the song "Welcome To Mercy Falls", but I also like the ballad "Tears For A Father").

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwg58wfB798
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06.10.2012 - 01:57
Rating: 8
Dead Eternity
Written by Nemo Atkins on 06.10.2012 at 01:41

Written by Dead Eternity on 06.10.2012 at 00:27

Written by Nemo Atkins on 06.10.2012 at 00:07

Written by Dead Eternity on 02.10.2012 at 21:21

I hope this Karevik is a great singer...

Would Kamelot really hire another Mark Vanderbilt?

Did Kamelot hire another Roy Khan (or someone even better than him)? That's the question

Better than/equal to Khan is seriously debatable. Best advice I can give is listen to the single for the album (it's "Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife)": it's only available through iTunes at the moment) and some of Tommy's work with Seventh Wonder (link is to the song "Welcome To Mercy Falls", but I also like the ballad "Tears For A Father").

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwg58wfB798

Just watched the video. Tommy's an awesome singer! He's not as great as Khan, but he puts a lot of feeling into song, too! Now I can hardly wait for the new album!
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07.10.2012 - 11:28
Rating: 6
christosdd
Tommy has the same voice with Roy or my sense of hearing is fading out??
Let's hear the whole album!!
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21.10.2012 - 01:44
strade
It has leaked, and so far it is WAY better than Poetry for the Poisoned. That's not really saying a lot, but I'm certainly enjoying it.
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21.10.2012 - 19:25
Neroese
Account deleted
Written by christosdd on 07.10.2012 at 11:28

Tommy has the same voice with Roy or my sense of hearing is fading out??
Let's hear the whole album!!


Yup. Now you know why they take Karevik;]

FOr me album is really good. OFC there's no Roy, but still good. I love Torn and Sacrimony. Best tracks IMO.
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21.10.2012 - 23:33
Ap46
Just a huge meeh... what a shame.
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21.10.2012 - 23:45
Rating: 7
DelightfulJim
I quite like this album! Better than Poetry For The Poisoned anyway.
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21.10.2012 - 23:58
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
I was always surprised to hear people find a huge resemblance to Roy in Tommy's voice. Maybe you just need to play a song sung by Tommy and a song sung by Roy immediately after to hear the difference. There's only a sliiiiight resemblance in the lower range and that's about it.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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22.10.2012 - 04:58
Rating: 8
haladflire65
Written by Milena on 21.10.2012 at 23:58

I was always surprised to hear people find a huge resemblance to Roy in Tommy's voice. Maybe you just need to play a song sung by Tommy and a song sung by Roy immediately after to hear the difference. There's only a sliiiiight resemblance in the lower range and that's about it.


I agree, especially if you're familiar with Tommy's work with Seventh Wonder. I do have to say that his voice is way different from SW in Silverthorn though, but that doesn't mean it's a Roy clone or anything (like I've seen some people implying). He's fitting really well with Kamelot which is all that matters for me!

I'm liking the album. Although I couldn't quite find any songs that I think I'm going to obsess over like Karma, Forever, Center of the Universe or March of Mephisto, they are all pretty solid in my opinion. I think my one disappointment so far is the title track, I found the other songs to be more memorable.

I don't regret pre-ordering. Now for my limited edition to arrive *rubs hands together*
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