Kamelot - The Shadow Theory

7.1 | 221 votes |
Release date: 6 April 2018
Style: Symphonic power metal


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Disc I
01. The Mission
02. Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)
03. RavenLight
04. Amnesiac
05. Burns To Embrace
06. In Twilight Hours
07. Kevlar Skin
08. Static
09. MindFall Remedy
10. Stories Unheard
11. Vespertine (My Crimson Bride)
12. The Proud And The Broken
13. Ministrium (Shadow Key)
14. Angel Of Refraction [Japanese bonus]

Disc II
01. Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire) [Instrumental version]
02. RavenLight [Instrumental version]
03. Amnesiac [Instrumental version]
04. Burns To Embrace [Instrumental version]
05. Kevlar Skin [Instrumental version]
06. The Proud And The Broken [Instrumental version]
07. The Last Day Of Sunlight [bonus]

Tommy Karevik - vocals
Oliver Palotai - keyboards
Thomas Youngblood - guitars
Casey Grillo - drums
Johan "Jo" Nunez - drums
Sean Tibbetts - bass

Guest musicians
Jennifer Haben - vocals
Lauren Hart - vocals
Sascha Paeth - guitars

Additional info
Produced by Sascha Paeth, Mastered by Jacob Hansen.
Artwork & cover by Heilemania.

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27.04.2018 - 16:30
Rating: 5
Really sorry, i don't want to sound as one of those die hard fans, the album per se isn't really bad, but but Karevik impersonating Roy Khan is just lame and uncreative.New singer = new style.
And the whole album just sounds too much like Silverthorn and a bit like Black Halo, at the end nothing new, it's just more of the same, instead of inovating they try to keep the ball up by just rehashing what was good before - sorry but i hate when bands do this and its not good.
And couldn't the album art be more bland and boring? Once more the "all powerful" metal lady with lots of photoshop crap, oh yes, a good album art makes a world of a difference to me, it's part of the albums soul!!!
02.05.2018 - 11:58
Rating: 6
Saw a guy commenting further in the thread that he doesn't like to compare this to other Kamelot albums, given how much they evolve compared to other bands. Yeah, this is just a bland retread of what they've been doing since at least Ghost Opera, maybe even Epica without the pace. The 'don't compare it to past albums' and 'I keep an open mind to a band's evolution' can be valid, but too often just seem to be lazy ways to deflect genuine criticism, such as this album being an unmemorable, uninspired retread of the already-uninspired previous Karevik Kamelot albums, and the more interesting Ghost Opera. This is the epitome of Kamelot-by-numbers, 13 songs and whilst they all sound perfectly adequate, none of them inspired me to listen to it again instead of the wealth of great songs released with Roy Khan in the band, or even compared to the few interesting songs from Silverthorn or Haven, like Angel Of Afterlife or Fallen Star.
11.05.2018 - 00:17
Rating: 5
Well it seems Roy is coming back with Conception, so... can we forget this album ever happened?
... For years I have traveled in coldness,
But my heart is warm as the darkened sun above me...
Nothing can never take away
What I've seen with these tired eyes
18.05.2018 - 20:42
Rating: 6
Written by FYA on 22.04.2018 at 18:15

Written by Polaria on 11.04.2018 at 19:09

New Seventh Wonder song btw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhubRsr11rk
Tiara is apparently out in October.


And a new one, Tiara's Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=Raz0TKEox6A
Life is all the pain we endeavour.
22.08.2018 - 06:05
Why are they trying to conduct all this weird ass Gothic-poetry in their songs? They used to have the atmosphere in their songs and turned quite epic regardless of who the singer was. Now it's like I am at a hot-topic cafe hearing women in rainbow coloured hair discuss the evil patriarchy.
09.11.2018 - 04:48
Rating: 8
I don't know, I've been spinning this consistently since it was released and I really like it. Sometimes the ballads area bit tedious, but the heavier tracks are solid; the Proud and the Broken is one of my favorite Kamelot songs in recent years. I won't say it's a masterpiece, but I don't find it boring or repetitive as some have stated.
26.11.2018 - 04:33
Best track on the album is Vespertine (My Crimson Bride). True to the band's roots and original style. Could run up a hill listening to it.
09.04.2019 - 10:19
Rating: 5
Aries Rising
This band has hit rock bottom. They really need to take some time off, recharge the creative batteries and rethink Kamelot sonically. They have turned into a working band that just repeats the album-tour cycle just so they can earn a living, such a shame.
01.10.2019 - 17:45
Rating: 6
Mountain King
K i K o
Written by Jester828 on 26.11.2018 at 04:33

Best track on the album is Vespertine (My Crimson Bride). True to the band's roots and original style. Could run up a hill listening to it.

Agree but too bad most of the album is not half as good with a few exceptions. I agree with the below comment by "Aries Rising".

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