Kamelot - The Fourth Legacy review
|Album:||The Fourth Legacy|
01. New Allegiance
02. The Fourth Legacy
03. Silent Goddess
04. Desert Reign
05. Nights Of Arabia
06. The Shadow Of Uther
07. A Sailorman's Hymn
09. The Inquisitor
11. Until Kingdom Come
12. Lunar Sanctum
13. Can You Remember [live] [Japanese bonus]
In my last review about Kamelot's Siege Perilous I talked about a negative side to the album. Which was basically the voice of Roy Khan and how his voice was very different in tone and pitch compare to the other Kamelot albums. But now I can give positive points to Roy Khan's voice in this album. The second album to feature him as the new lead singer is called The Fourth Legacy and may I say this album is just amazing.
The Fourth Legacy starts out with a very interesting instrumental called "New Allegiance" in which now you get drawn into a setting into the album. The setting can be described as a hot arid environment and can be seen as an Egyptian/Arabian setting. A quest in the songs, an exploration of one's self to an exploration of battles like you've seen in "Siege Perilous" as well as this albums cover. But that's just the melody of the songs; the voice and performance is the key into the greatness of the album. Unlike Siege Perilous this album is more power and progressive. The element continue throughout the Kamelot generation.
Songs like "The Fourth Legacy", "Nights of Arabia", The Shadow Utter" and "Until Kingdom Come" introduce the power and effort that Roy Khan can perform. But wait, another key to point out is the lyrics in the album; also we have a new main songwriter in the band. Guess who? Yes it's Roy Khan the new main songwriter next to guitarist Thomas Youngblood. This is another introduction to Kamelot bringing melodic and power elements. "A Sailorman's Hymn" is a ballad and this is maybe one of the best songs on the album pointing out that this is a ballad. Usually a ballad is the more boring area of the album and this is the other way in "A Sailorman's Hymn".
To be honest this album is a classic for many generations in metal and I really could have just said to listen to this album and you will enjoy it all. But come on its true, this album will make you a Kamelot fan. Buy this album I can say it's a great investment.
|Kamelot was never my favorite band and the type of music they played wasn't the fast and heavy power metal that I prefer, that's the impression I got when I heard their most famous releases The Black Halo & Epica. Of course no one can ignore the vocal abilities of mister Roy Khan who happens to be one of the best metal singers nowadays, but you never know Kamelot are a power metal band unless you listen to The Fourth Legacy.
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