KAMELOT - The Black Halo Receiving Rave Reviews The World Over

February 7, 2005, 14 years ago

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Promotional copies of KAMELOT's new album, The Black Halo, went out to the metal press recently and the feedback is starting to come in. Some numbers and quotes:

- Burrn! Magazine (Japan): 89/100, ALBUM OF THE MONTH!
- Heavy Oder Was? (Germany): 11/12
- Metal Invader (Greece): 5/6, "Somebody please stop me from praising this record, cause I might go on and write a book."
- Music Reviews/Connexion (USA): 10/10, "This album is a must buy for all fans of any music!"

For the record, one of Kamelot's die hard fans on the BW&BK; staff, who will remain nameless for his own safety, is less than impressed by the new album. He has offered the following statement:

"It's what you expect of Kamelot, and that's the problem; we've heard it all before. They've actually hit that point where they're ripping themselves off. There are some brilliant moments, like 'The Haunting', 'Serenade' and 'Memento Mori', but the rest of it...so what? And that hype about Shagrath (DIMMU BORGIR) appearing on 'March Of Mephisto'? What a waste. Anybody with distortion on his voice could have done his part. They wasted a perfectly good chance at blowing people's minds and ended up blowing smoke. 'Memento Mori', on the other hand, is a perfectly good example of what Kamelot is capable of when they step out of the box, easily one of their best songs ever. Some fans will love The Black Halo, absolutely, but it doesn't have the legs of The Fourth Legacy or Karma."

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