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Posted by on 17.05.2006 at 15:38
The Power Metallers from the USA.

Underwhile pretty known. And there're plans for making a new album.
That news was written partly in the latest newsletter. Which was posted in the old Forum I thought.

Continue please. That will make me happy.



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Dead Eternity

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Age: 22
From: Brazil

  31.01.2015 at 00:10
Written by TickingTock on 19.01.2015 at 20:47

Same reasons as I joined too! Hoping the next album will be more along the lines of Epica and The Black Halo (My two favourite Kamelot albums!).

I don't have any hopes for the next album. I think they just wrote the same thing again. It'll be like Rhapsody Of Fire.
Susan
Smeghead

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Age: 33
From: USA

  31.01.2015 at 06:28
Oh god I hope you're wrong. Thomas did say in some interview that they were happy to get back to straight power metal after doing too much progressive stuff on Poetry; then we were left with the generic shit that was Silverthorn. I hope they aren't out of ideas, or that Roy wasn't the source of ALL the good ideas. If they fade into the same droll power metal that Rhapsody and other "greats" churn out in their old age then I'll be very, very sad. They tried hard to reach the top, they explored music right to the pinnacle; I hope they don't just get comfortable with their fame at this point.
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Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
TickingTock

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Age: 22
From: UK
  03.02.2015 at 14:27
Written by Dead Eternity on 31.01.2015 at 00:10

Written by TickingTock on 19.01.2015 at 20:47

Same reasons as I joined too! Hoping the next album will be more along the lines of Epica and The Black Halo (My two favourite Kamelot albums!).

I don't have any hopes for the next album. I think they'll just write the same thing again. It'll be like Rhapsody Of Fire.


Kamelot will have a trick or two up their sleeve. They always do!
TickingTock

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Age: 22
From: UK
  03.02.2015 at 14:49
Written by Susan on 31.01.2015 at 06:28

Oh god I hope you're wrong. Thomas did say in some interview that they were happy to get back to straight power metal after doing too much progressive stuff on Poetry; then we were left with the generic shit that was Silverthorn. I hope they aren't out of ideas, or that Roy wasn't the source of ALL the good ideas. If they fade into the same droll power metal that Rhapsody and other "greats" churn out in their old age then I'll be very, very sad. They tried hard to reach the top, they explored music right to the pinnacle; I hope they don't just get comfortable with their fame at this point.


Roy was never the source of ALL of the good ideas - Youngblood has and always will be the creative driving force behind Kamelot. Just a shame most Kamelot fans are too occupied over the "Khan vs Karevik" movement too see this. Poetry was a massive hit or miss album; the same goes for Silverthorn. I have faith that the next album will be an improvement! If not, well i'll just have to eat my own words!
Etaín

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Age: 27
From: Belgium

  03.04.2015 at 22:10
There's no denying their style changed drasticly with Khan leaving. Best way for me to describe it is, the sound lost maturity. May sound stupid, but thats how it feels to me. The sounds, the lyrics, the melodies etc. I still listen to all the older albums on a regular base (Fourth Legacy upto Poetry) and each one of those is unique, has its own sound, story and feel. And then my player goes onto Silverthorn and i turn it off :p This isnt the same band at all. 'Generic' as Susan describes it is a fitting term imo. Sad to see another fav band go down like this. And yes i saw them live recently, and Karevik does sound like a young Khan, but he has a very long way to go.
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Belegûr
Arise In Might!

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Age: 29
From: UK

  30.06.2015 at 14:53
I kind of lost interest with the last couple of albums with Khan, but with the arrival of Karevik I have been absolutely bored to death. I've heard his work on other albums and it's as if he's been told "Copy Khan as much as you can". I kind of understood it with Silverthorn as I didn't know if the music had been written with Khan in mind. Though with Haven it just seems like the band is completely comfortable with doing this same thing over and over. All these additional guest vocals I don't care for, songs with the exact same choruses as old songs, the Khan impersonator. I'll just go back to Karma, Epica and Fourth Legacy .
ThePeacekeeper

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Age: 28
From: Romania
  08.08.2015 at 18:49
The latest album is kind of boring unfortunately
Arcanewind

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Age: 26
From: Estonia

  28.08.2015 at 23:14
Kamelot were one of the bands that got me into metal and I will always love their golden era of The Fourth Legacy to The Black Halo (absolute masterpiece). After that, they went downhill quickly, Ghost Opera was alright, but nothing spectacular and everything after that is just so mediocre and boring.
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fandango68

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Age: 48
From: UK

  17.10.2015 at 13:13
Written by Arcanewind on 28.08.2015 at 23:14

Kamelot were one of the bands that got me into metal and I will always love their golden era of The Fourth Legacy to The Black Halo (absolute masterpiece). After that, they went downhill quickly, Ghost Opera was alright, but nothing spectacular and everything after that is just so mediocre and boring.


Yeah, I think that's more or less the general consensus here, although I feel able to write that in my view, while Haven can't entirely be hailed as a return to Black Halo form, it is nevertheless a desperately needed upturn in quality.
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Oakdude

Posts: 39
From: Sweden

  19.11.2015 at 16:37
Written by Etaín on 03.04.2015 at 22:10

There's no denying their style changed drasticly with Khan leaving. Best way for me to describe it is, the sound lost maturity. May sound stupid, but thats how it feels to me. The sounds, the lyrics, the melodies etc. I still listen to all the older albums on a regular base (Fourth Legacy upto Poetry) and each one of those is unique, has its own sound, story and feel. And then my player goes onto Silverthorn and i turn it off :p This isnt the same band at all. 'Generic' as Susan describes it is a fitting term imo. Sad to see another fav band go down like this. And yes i saw them live recently, and Karevik does sound like a young Khan, but he has a very long way to go.


I've been trying to find words to describe what Kamelot lost with Khan other than the soul grasping vocals, and you are absolutely right, it lost maturity, spot on. The lyrics could be written by 13 yo Twilight fans that think they sound poetic with texts like "sowing a rose of obsidian", but it just feels forced trying to be poetic when its just fancy words put together. This put togethere with the mainstream radio choruses makes it even more immature. I like Kareviks vocals but the depth is gone, as well as the maturity.
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Khan is god
FLDaisy

Posts: 3
From: USA
  10.12.2015 at 09:02
Hi- I'm hoping this will be ok to post here. I'm looking to connect with other Kamelot fans in Tampa (And it's annoying that my autocorrect keeps trying to switch "Kamelot" to "Camelot".) Is there another board I should do this on? This is my first post- I found this forum trying to find Tampa Kamelot fans. Great site!
FLDaisy

Posts: 3
From: USA
  19.12.2015 at 01:41
Ok, so I met a couple of fans at the concert. I guess if there are any here, they aren't that active. I am just listening to the first Kamelot album. It totally sounds like Queensryche's first album. Minus, of course, the harmonizing guitars. Very interesting.
Netzach

Posts: 227
From: Sweden

  06.01.2016 at 16:26
The only albums I like are the ones with Roy Khan on them. Earlier albums have some good ideas but the vocalist just ruins everything for me, and the latest albums all sound like duller versions of Epica or The Black Halo.

Still, Epica is one of the few power metal albums I still listen to once in a while.
Belegûr
Arise In Might!

Posts: 317

Age: 29
From: UK

  16.01.2016 at 16:27
Written by Netzach on 06.01.2016 at 16:26

The only albums I like are the ones with Roy Khan on them. Earlier albums have some good ideas but the vocalist just ruins everything for me, and the latest albums all sound like duller versions of Epica or The Black Halo.

Still, Epica is one of the few power metal albums I still listen to once in a while.


I think "One Day I'll Win" is one of the funniest songs ever. The vocal performance hurts my stomach.

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