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GHOST OPERA

Kamelot

 

Progressive Metal

3.42 | 104 ratings

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scandosch
3 stars I love Kamelot. I really do. Even more since they have Kahn on vocals. I loved Kahn vocals on Conception albums. I really think the guy is second only to Geoff Tate of Queensryche. But here lies the problem with this new record. There is nothing worth mentioning on this record! I mean, it's good, with classic Kamelot sound, except for the vocals...Drown in the mix, lower in tone, flat on melodies. It's really sad for me to see such a bunch of talented guys sit there in 2007. Moreover, there's no balance between loud guitars and keyboards, between loud guitars and orchestra, between luod guitars and vocals: it's all about loud guitars! And I love loud guitars, I really do, but this is a prog music site, and on this record there's really too few prog moments. Every time the music prepares for a prog explosin, there's a fade out, or just a replay. Right before this one, I listened to the new Scorpions album, and found this one more progressive!!! Maybe I'm crazy. Last but not least, "The black Halo" was a real masterpiece, so if TBH is worth 5 stars, I really feel unconfortable giving "Ghost Opera" more than 3. If I can add a personal feeling: I don't see how Kamelot could further develop from here on. I would'nt be surprised if Kahn leaves the band to find a way to expand his talent. And believe me, I say so with sadness. But maybe for the sake of prog music it would be better.
scandosch | 3/5 |

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