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4.10 | 333 ratings

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5 stars An absolute metal masterpiece!

While this may not be the most progressive of metal albums around, it is certainly Kamelot at their artistic apex, musically and lyrically. Their music has transcended from power metal into the realm of progressive music with each consecutive album, especially with their previous album Epica, though even that was quite filled with power metal songwriting structures. The release of Black Halo sees Kamelot driving their music even further into the progressive music while still having somewhat of a link to their well-written power metal influence (unlike their following flop of an album, Ghost Opera), if not being even heavier. The lyrical concept album sequel to Epica, each song from the start of the album to finish is incredible, stunningly composed and orchestrated, especially March of Mephisto and The Haunting. I think This Pain is probably the only slightly mediocre song on the whole album. Even the storyline of the album is well produced and executed, the lyrical content being almost flawless in itself. And like many progressive albums it takes a few listens to appreciate it's genius (with there being some actual genius to appreciate). This may be only arguably a progressive masterpiece, but it is without doubt a metal masterpiece in the genre of progressive music.

Draith | 5/5 |


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