Friday, May 16, 2008
Kamelot - The Black Halo (SPV)
The Black Halo is the latest melodic chapter in the progressive power metal career of Kamelot continuing the Faust saga begun on 2003’s Epica. The album features quite the assemblage of guest musicians including vocalist Simone Simons from Epica, Shagrath from Dimmu Borgir and famed keyboardist Jens Johansson. There’s not a whole lot more to say that hasn’t been said already. If the previous Kamelot albums The Fourth Legacy, Karma and Epica were to your liking, you will absolutely love Black Halo. For those that haven’t listened to Kamelot before, expect passionate and intelligent compositions that are profound and mature in every melodic depth. Their sage use of melody and harmony is perfection incarnate - possibly even better than perfect. The bottom line is that once again Kamelot have put out an album of supremely majestic melodic power metal.