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4.53 | 58 ratings

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3 stars Before I start bashing this album let me say that Roy Khan's vocals on this release are just amazing!

Well I was kidding about the bashing part since One Cold Winter's Night is actually a pretty decent concert recording. Aside from one mesmerizing vocal performance the compositions are still somewhat stale and it's even more apparent here than on the studio albums.

Yes, the performance is great but, at the same time, it really made me wish that Kamelot had put just a little more effort in their songwriting because it's just not enough to make slight nods at progressive metal on one song and then follow it up with 1-2 straight forward power metal tunes.

I know that I've been stressing this issue way out of it's proportion but that's because it's my only real complaint about this live album and Kamelot in general. I'm sure that people that have heard the studio versions of these tunes will like them even more here while average progressive rock fans will be impressed by the performance without really liking the compositions.

If you ask me this album is just begging for a good, but non-essential rating but I definitely seem to be in a minority here.

**** star songs: The Black Halo (3:39) Soul Society (4:35) Center Of The Universe (6:02) Nights Of Arabia (6:27) Elizabeth (Part I, II And III) (13:01) March Of Mephisto (5:06) Karma (5:41) Curtain Call (4:11)

*** star songs: Intro: Un Assassinio Molto Silenzioso (0:56) Edge Of Paradise (4:44) Abandoned (4:10) Forever (7:55) Keyboard Solo (1:45) The Haunting (4:33) Moonlight (5:10) When The Lights Are Down (4:29) Farewell (5:22)

** star songs: Drum Solo (2:50)

Rune2000 | 3/5 |


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