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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

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (26)


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)

Staff pick by
psykometal

24.10.2012 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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ZGoten - 07.05.2012 at 15:38  
Rating: 8 I need it. :O
Dargor - 07.05.2012 at 16:05  
Rating: 10 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.
R Lewis - 07.05.2012 at 16:07  
Rating: 9 Hope they'll find a right substitute for Roy Khan. Fabio Lione is not a bad idea
Dargor - 07.05.2012 at 17:36  
Rating: 10
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.
R Lewis - 07.05.2012 at 19:12  
Rating: 9
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
ZGoten - 07.05.2012 at 19:22  
Rating: 8
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.
Metal_4Ever - 08.05.2012 at 00:20  
Rating: 10
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.
Dargor - 10.05.2012 at 20:42  
Rating: 10 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 : - )
Latzar - 10.05.2012 at 21:00  
 
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?
Dargor - 10.05.2012 at 21:12  
Rating: 10
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.
Neroese - 19.05.2012 at 10:48  
  Roy u must come back:( And yes, Fabio sucks.
Zhazhael - 17.06.2012 at 08:50  
Rating: 10
Written by Guest on 19.05.2012 at 10:48

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



Yes Fabio sucks
Neroese - 17.06.2012 at 10:56  
 
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^^
Neroese - 22.06.2012 at 17:32  
  Karevik time!
Milena - 22.06.2012 at 18:08  
Rating: 8 I'm glad everyone's on board with my Tommy Karevik prayers. I've been hoping for it for a year now.
JohnDoe - 22.06.2012 at 19:07  
  Glad to have just read that Tommy won't quit Seventh Wonder.
MechanisT - 30.07.2012 at 21:13  
  Even with the major casualty that befell this band, I look forward to how they bounce back.
MeloDeathViking - 16.08.2012 at 22:43  
Rating: 9
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
LordHypnos - 02.10.2012 at 21:21  
Rating: 8 I hope this Karevik is a great singer...
Nemo Atkins - 06.10.2012 at 00:07  
 
Written by LordHypnos on 02.10.2012 at 21:21

I hope this Karevik is a great singer...

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

Written by LordHypnos 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
Nemo Atkins - 06.10.2012 at 01:41  
 
Written by LordHypnos on 06.10.2012 at 00:27

Written by Nemo Atkins on 06.10.2012 at 00:07

Written by LordHypnos 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
LordHypnos - 06.10.2012 at 01:57  
Rating: 8
Written by Nemo Atkins on 06.10.2012 at 01:41

Written by LordHypnos on 06.10.2012 at 00:27

Written by Nemo Atkins on 06.10.2012 at 00:07

Written by LordHypnos 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!
christosdd - 07.10.2012 at 11:28  
Rating: 6 Tommy has the same voice with Roy or my sense of hearing is fading out??
Let's hear the whole album!!
strade - 21.10.2012 at 01:44  
  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.
Neroese - 21.10.2012 at 19:25  
 
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.
Ap46 - 21.10.2012 at 23:33  
  Just a huge meeh... what a shame.
DelightfulJim - 21.10.2012 at 23:45  
Rating: 7 I quite like this album! Better than Poetry For The Poisoned anyway.
Milena - 21.10.2012 at 23:58  
Rating: 8 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.
haladflire65 - 22.10.2012 at 04:58  
Rating: 9
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*
ScnD361 - 22.10.2012 at 05:11  
 
Written by haladflire65 on 22.10.2012 at 04:58

I think my one disappointment so far is the title track, I found the other songs to be more memorable.


I think the title track isn't bad, it's very memorable and enjoyable, i think all the tracks are very enjoyable. My personal best songs are My Confession, Veritas, Sacrimony, and Prodigal Son.
haladflire65 - 22.10.2012 at 05:31  
Rating: 9
Written by ScnD361 on 22.10.2012 at 05:11

Written by haladflire65 on 22.10.2012 at 04:58

I think my one disappointment so far is the title track, I found the other songs to be more memorable.


I think the title track isn't bad, it's very memorable and enjoyable, i think all the tracks are very enjoyable. My personal best songs are My Confession, Veritas, Sacrimony, and Prodigal Son.


Yeah, I don't think it's bad or anything, but it's just that some other ones jumped at me more, like the ones you mentioned, as well as Jolee and Torn personally. I guess I was expecting something really epic because of that cool title, haha. That said, I'm really happy for Tommy (especially after all the latest Nightwish drama) because I think he did a really good job of easing himself into Kamelot with this album!
Milena - 22.10.2012 at 10:14  
Rating: 8
Written by haladflire65 on 22.10.2012 at 04:58

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*

I think one of the reasons why his voice is different in Kam is that he is holding back just a teensy bit. Which is okay, people need time to get adjusted to the new voice, and writing the vocal lines, he's not going to make it all about him and fill it with bravado we're used to in Seventh Wonder. This irks me a little since I know what he's capable of, but it is completely understandable and there are plenty of moments to shine ("Song For Jolee", "Prodigal Son" - STRAIGHT TO THE FEELINGS), just not enough for my taste.

Some tracks have amazing live potential - Torn, Veritas, Solitaire. I'd like to see them playing most of the album on this tour... provided I do get to see them on this tour. And of course, can't wait for my album to arrive too. Though I didn't see the point in ordering the two CD edition, why would I want an instrumental CD of an album which features Tommy Karevik

I also couldn't stop thinking about Simon Oberender during my listens. It is fitting that this is the last thing he participated in.
nefredil - 23.10.2012 at 19:27  
Rating: 9 Last night i heard for the first time their single Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife), and i must say i am impressed! Tommy as a new vocalist has proven himself as a great replacement for Khan. Even though they have the same beard style , sound similar, dress similar, and similar gestures, which i think Tommy practised movements , all in all he is great. I can't think of anyone who could fit in the band beside Tommy. As for the song itself, it is nice and catchy, melodic, but i have admonition. The chorus which is quite nice, the last 15 percent of it, "forgive my sacrimony" part, is just terrible, in whole musical sense, it just doesn't fit as the end for the song. It is weird, and looks like they rushed somehow to finish the chorus. Also i think that female growl part is totally unnecessery. Instead Alisse should sang that part with low darker town, deep, and eerie, not growl, after all if something ressembled Kamelot is that their songs is without that stuff, beside March of Mephisto or Great Pandemonium or one more maybe. VIdeo is great, all in all, i would give it a rating of 4/5 because in some rare parts it looks like an amateurely montaged. Anyway this song from my personal opinion is quite nice, i just hope remaining songs would be similar like Ghost Opera, Black Halo etc. and not like Poetry because it was terrible, besides 3-4 songs which are cool.

p.s. i forgot to laud beautiful and great singer Alisse who did awsome job in singing and acting in the video :-)
Codorna - 23.10.2012 at 23:53  
Rating: 9 Surprisingly very good, in my opinion their best studio album after The black halo
MetalSpider - 24.10.2012 at 05:02  
Rating: 9 Great new album! I wasn't expecting much in the beginning until I first heard Sacrimony and just how good Tommy's voice fit with Kamelot. The whole album is very good and Tommy has proved himself a worthy replacement. He's always been an amazing singer.
emperor666 - 24.10.2012 at 16:23  
Rating: 9 Must agree with you Codorna, definitely their best since Black Halo. Very surprised by the quality of this album. Even though I think it has kind of a slow start but then it just grows.
Malaghost - 24.10.2012 at 19:41  
Rating: 6 First: Tommy Karevik is a great singer.

Second: For me kinda letdown. Sacrimony is nice song and from the whole album there are maybe 2 more with memorable melodies. Rest is just boring with zero original ideas or guitar riffs/solos . After few spins I can say this for certain. Silverthorn isn't really better than Poetry and I won't play this album anymore. To concert I am coming only for sake of old times.
MetalSpider - 24.10.2012 at 19:50  
Rating: 9 Its definitely better than Poetry (which had 2-3 good songs). Its better than Ghost Opera as well although i actually enjoyed ghost opera quite a bit. Still not as good as black halo though.

I wonder though how this album would have sounded with Khan on vocals (Tommy is an amazing singer, but im curious).
psykometal - 24.10.2012 at 22:24  
  This album is pretty awesome. Loving every second of it.
kalmah999 - 25.10.2012 at 03:55  
Rating: 9 Awesome album, can't stop listening Tommy is great singer, go Tommy!
maniard - 25.10.2012 at 10:46  
Rating: 9 The album is great, for sure way better than Poetry and Ghost Opera. Still not enough spins for me to tell if it is the second best (I cannot really imagine a release topping Black Halo), but it gets better with every listen. Tommy's voice is amazing and almost indistinguishable from Khan's, but somehow I find his performance in Seventh Wonder more impressive.
Baz Anderson - 25.10.2012 at 20:08  
  I couldn't make it all the way through...
ZGoten - 25.10.2012 at 20:19  
Rating: 8 It's a huge letdown, sadly. Poetry was better.
R'Vannith - 26.10.2012 at 05:07  
Rating: 8 Back with a vengeance! Blows Poetry away if you ask me. The rest of the tracks don't quite reach the level of Sacrimony but solid throughout.
Fredd - 26.10.2012 at 11:02  
Rating: 8 I'm loving.
Milena - 26.10.2012 at 11:11  
Rating: 8 Definitely splitting audiences I already loved it the first time, and the more I play it, the more I love it. Just like haladflire said, the only relatively unmemorable track is Silverthorn, and I'm enjoying even that one a lot. There is a feeling they were trying to recreate the "past glory", but they completely succeeded in it. As a longtime fan, I'm proud of them.
maniard - 26.10.2012 at 11:42  
Rating: 9
Written by Milena on 26.10.2012 at 11:11

Definitely splitting audiences I already loved it the first time, and the more I play it, the more I love it. Just like haladflire said, the only relatively unmemorable track is Silverthorn, and I'm enjoying even that one a lot. There is a feeling they were trying to recreate the "past glory", but they completely succeeded in it. As a longtime fan, I'm proud of them.

that Silverthorn track is a grower!
Milena - 26.10.2012 at 11:45  
Rating: 8
Written by Baz Anderson on 25.10.2012 at 20:08

I couldn't make it all the way through...

Just like my sister but she is more of a Khan fan than a Kam fan, so it makes sense for her.
PocketMetal - 26.10.2012 at 12:40  
Rating: 7 The new vocalist is great , but the songs are not that special for me ... good thing is it's not boring or annoying , but it isn't very enjoyable either .

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