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SIEGE PERILOUS

Kamelot

 

Progressive Metal

3.11 | 40 ratings

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Valarius
3 stars With 'Siege Perilous' comes two major changes to Kamelot, firstly and most importantly is the debut of new vocalist, ex-Conception singer Roy Khan, who's powerful and emotional singing has finally given Kamelot the voice they need. The second change is the more prominent use of keyboards. Whilst keyboards were used on the previous albums, it's with 'Siege Perilous', Kamelots third album, that the keyboards really start to lend more to the music than mere backing strings and sound effects.

Unfortunately, these two changes don't instantly bring in huge success, and while this is a good attempt, it really feels like nothing more than a transitional period for the band, whom would really go on to further develop their own style with the next few releases.

Of course, that doesn't mean this is a bad album. Although some of the songs are pretty forgettable, others are pretty powerful and dramatic, and ooze of that Kamelot charm that comes with their own medieval-inspired sound. Songs like 'Providence', 'Parting Visions' and 'Irea' are great songs that could easily belong in a set with the bands later epics.

Overall, this is a good release which belongs in any Kamelot fans collection, but for new fans of the band this could prove to be the wrong starting point.

Valarius | 3/5 |

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