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THE EXPEDITION

Kamelot

 

Progressive Metal

3.59 | 27 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Kamelot recorded this live albumduring the tour to promote the Fourth Legacy album. At the time I was a little bit disappointed with the CD, since it included only one song from Kamelot´s mk I line up, Call Of The Sea. I wanted to hear their earlier tunes with Roy Khan on vocals, more or less what Royal Hunt did on the CD/DVD 1996. But after watching Kamelot´s brilliant first DVD One Cold Winter´s NIght (2006). I came back to this CD, recorded during their Fourth Legacy tour, six years earlier. Actually it was better than I thought it would be, even if the repertoire was not really what I´d like to hear at the time. The production is crystal clear, thanks to the work of Sasha Paeth (ex Heaven´s Gate) has been doing since The Fourth Legacy.

What we have here is a tight band, full of energy and showing they sound as good live as on the studio. In fact, the Siége Perilous songs do sound better here than on record. As with most of the great bands Kamelot is more than the sum of the parts. Their chemistry is unbelievable and it shines even at this early stage of their career. The music is symphonic power metal at its best. On the keyboiards they have the magic Gunter Werno (Vanden Plas). As an extra you also get 3 rare studio tracks: the instrumental We Three Kings, the beautiful acoustic ballad One Day (a japanese bonus track for the Siége Perilous CD) and the re-recording of We Are Not Separated (orginally form their second CD, and proving once and for all that Khan is THE definitive Kamelot singer).

A must have for any Kamelot fan. Or anyone who likes symphonic power metal with lots of melodies. Highly recommended!

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |

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