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Review: Kamelot - The Fourth Legacy
Kamelot
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The Fourth Legacy

Label: Noise Records
Year released: 2000
Duration: 48:19
Tracks: 12
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: June 4, 2000
Reviewed by: The Lord of Hate
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The Fourth Legacy

Rated 4.41/5 (88.13%) (32 Votes)
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Every time I listen to The Fourth Legacy, I have to remind myself that Kamelot is NOT a European band.  Hailing from Florida, Kamelot definitely has a sound that reminds me of European melodic power metal at its best.

There isn't much wrong with this album, my main gripe about it being some of the vocals on the last track, "Lunar Sanctum", an annoying use of layered vocals that just doesn't sound right to me.  The vocals are practically flawless on the rest of the album, lead vocalist Kahn having an extraordinary voice that simply fits perfectly with the music.

The songs are the usual mix in a power metal album, some speedy songs with fast bass drumming, keyboards, the works.  The occasional ballads are alright, but nothing groundbreaking.  The song "Nights Of Arabia" distinguishes itself by its Arabian-sounding introduction, very well done, and with a chorus that you just can't get out of your head.  No guitar solo has particularly caught my attention, but the guitar work is well executed, like the rest for that matter.

Overall, this is a great power metal album which doesn't reinvent the genre but is definitely a must-have for power metal addicts like me :).  The cover art itself is worth the price of the CD :).


Track Listing:
  1. New Allegiance
  2. The Fourth Legacy
  3. Silent Goddess
  4. Desert Reign
  5. Nights of Arabia
  6. The Shadow of Uther
  7. A Sailorman's Hymn
  8. Alexandria
  9. The Inquisitor
  10. Glory
  11. Until Kingdom Come
  12. Lunar Sanctum
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