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Kamelot is Power/Symphonic (I dunno what to classify them as) Metal band from.....the U.S.? Yeah, you heard me, from Tampa, Florida!!!

Anyway, they are a band I will listen to a lot for a month or two then forget about them for months until I hear something by them and remember how amazing they are.

As of 2011, Kamelot has released nine studio albums, three live albums, one live DVD, eight music videos and a reissue of their latest record Ghost Opera.

Studio Albums:

Eternity (1995)
Dominion (1997)
Siége Perilous (1998)
The Fourth Legacy (1999)
Karma (2001)
Epica (2003)
The Black Halo (2005)
Ghost Opera (2007)
Poetry for the Poisoned (2010)
Silverthorn (2012)

Their line-up is as follows:
* Roy Khan: Lead vocals (1998−present)
* Thomas Youngblood: Guitars, Backing vocals (1991−present)
* Sean Tibbetts: Bass guitar (1991−1992, 2009−present)
* Casey Grillo: Drums (1997−present)
* Oliver Palotai: Keyboards (2005−present)

they did have a previous vocalist, but he did not have as amazing and well amazing voice as Norwegian vocalist Roy Khan.

I wouldn't really like this band as much if it wasn't for Roy, his voice is so very perfectly suited to the dark feel of his and Thomas's songwriting, and its has such an epic feel to it, and it isn't one of those super-high traditional Power Metal voices.

I'll do a more in-depth album overview when I have a chance (or Grendel, I know you love these guys as well, and you are more knowledgeable about them then I am, you could do some if you wish) But here are a couple of songs to get you started.
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This is, to my knowledge, their most recent video, so you can see where they are right now


Here's a live video (yeah, they sound almost exactly the same live, that's how perfect they are) of my personal favorite 'The Haunting' with Epica vocalist Simone Simons.


And one of their ballads that I love as well.



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Nice job Rob, and yeah I'm a big fan of Kamelot, I have everything they've done. MP likes them too so he'll be by for sure. Roy Khan is one of my favorite vocalists, as you mentioned he is a perfect fit for the band.

If you plan on doing a comprehensive album review, post it in the review sub-forum please, you know Magic likes to keep things tidy.;)
 

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I've never -yet- listened closely to a whole album, so it might be awhile, although hopefully I'm gonna start listening to many albums, and I'm gonna fill up that whole section with Power Metal! lol :D

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Try to Pace yourself,,,don't "Blow Your Wad" in a few days.;)
 

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Don't worry...I've got enough 'wad' built up to go crazy for a few days until I get settled in and watch my creations grow. In those 11 days in jail, there was no music, so now I must binge.
 

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I've never -yet- listened closely to a whole album, so it might be awhile, although hopefully I'm gonna start listening to many albums, and I'm gonna fill up that whole section with Power Metal! lol :D

The black halo: put it on, kick back and just listen... You'll be hooked.




Great voice...
 
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Nice Thread!!

I love Kamelot and own everything by these guys. Even have the DVD, one Cold Winter's Night!!

I've seen them live twice and both times I was blown away!!





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You saw them live METALPRIEST? You are one lucky S.O.B. I'm getting their DvD pretty soon, but that's probably going to be the closest I ever get to this amazing group.
 

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You saw them live METALPRIEST? You are one lucky S.O.B. I'm getting their DvD pretty soon, but that's probably going to be the closest I ever get to this amazing group.

I've seen them live also :) before they became a band to put on the mainstage... I bought a cd right there at the festival... great band, great live performance.
 

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Cool Oblivion! Neverlife...you'll get your chance..just watch for their tour dates at their website. When one hits you just go you will not be sorry you went.

It's not just lights and extras that make it good...they sound perfect!! I mean PERFECT live!!

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