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Kamelot - Ghost Opera

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Son of Evil, May 2, 2007.

  1. Son of Evil

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    So I yielded to temptation and got this album...your opinions?

    For me, it was fairly inaccessible at first, but I gave it 3 spins, and now I think its one of their better albums...5 stars. Kamelot live up to the expectations again.
     
  2. First Son of a Second Son

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    Boring as hell if you ask me (I listened to the thing a good 15 times). I love (and own) their last four but their "hit" streak ends there as far as I'm concerned. Too much flower, not enough metal.:erk:
     
  3. Time-Machinist

    Time-Machinist AstroChilde

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    It may be their best album. I love it immensely. It will probably be my favourite album of them in time. The sound, the atmosphere is fantastic. Khan begins to change his vocal style (or his voice mutated) from "power" style to a darker one giving more gothic feeling rather than epic mostly; especially beginning with Epica. The Black Halo clearly underscores this change; but it is almost perfect in Ghost Opera. They are more conscise, and the harmony&power of the album's mixing and the tones of the instruments are far more better than before. Shortly, the sound production is fantastic. I don't like their guitar solos most of the time, but this album is slightly better than the previous ones in this sense too. Lastly, it seems that the fact that they don't have a session keyboardist anymore shows its positive effects also...

    I'll directly buy this awesome album the day it'll be released.
     
  4. Son of Evil

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    As far as vocals go, I was pretty interested with the way he sang 'Blücher' (if that's the name).

    But yes, its less heavy, more 'gothic'. Probably the reason why it took me awhile to like it, as I despise Gothic Metal (except for Nightwish). But now, I feel its better than both Epica and Karma, although not as good as The Black Halo or The Fourth Legacy, which are my favorites.
     
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    Nightwish is not gothic metal. It's just plainly awful.
     
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    I like it. But it's lacking the epic melody arrangements that their other recent albums were soaked with...

    ps nightwish blows :lol:
     
  7. mark b

    mark b Prog 4 ever. Australia!!!

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    If you want to here the album of the year so far check out ARTIMISIA by SUN CAGED totally awesome:worship:
     
  8. Time-Machinist

    Time-Machinist AstroChilde

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    If you want to eat something delicious, try "buddha jumping over the wall" or "chicken with string beans"
     
  9. IntoPhagist

    IntoPhagist FloriiiiiiiooooooOOO!

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    Its Weird, i Love Kamelot and this is an album i will probably not buy, which is sad cuz i was looking foward to this.

    I just hope Romeo and Friends pull a Masterpiece out of there asses cuz alot of bands have been Dissapointing so far this year.
     
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    Overall, I give the album a 7/10. It's good, but The Human Stain, Love You To Death and the last 2 songs are REALLY boring. They completely lost me with those songs.
     
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    I think it's a solid album. I've only listened to it twice, but I really love Rule the World and the title track.
     
  12. Time-Machinist

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    These songs will seem to attract the emo-goth teenage girls, but hey i also like them either :D This album is not totally metal I know; yet anyway I think it's great. In my perspective, Kamelot stops to create "hit" songs, or metal hits and acoustic ones with The Black Halo; instead they more focus on creating a sloid and harmonious atmosphere and songs that carry a half-conceptual air among each other. Their last hit was Center Of The Universe I think. (When the Lights Are Down and Soul Society are half-hits for me) Anyway, Ghost Opera, especially with its vocal melodies, sound and atmosphere, is an awesome album.
     
  13. Setsu

    Setsu Screw MTV, Go SX & DT

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    I actually really like "Love You to Death", although "Blucher" is my favorite song right now. Not everything has to be hard as hell and sound metal to the bone. Spread your musical taste and give it a chance. I really hated Death Metal and Doom metal a couple months ago, but my friend turned me on to "I" and I like them A LOT.
     
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    congratulations for overgeneralizing and making false assumptions! :D
     
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    Well, they continue to defy logic for me:p ....OK, guilty pleasure, although I don't listen to them much nowadays.

    This album is OK, really. I am not really too fussed about the 'heaviness', heck, Angra's 'Holy Land' is a masterpiece, and quite frankly, I wouldn't call it Heavy Metal at all. Its just that Kamelot tried something new, and somewhat succeeded, so hats off to them.
     
  16. IntoPhagist

    IntoPhagist FloriiiiiiiooooooOOO!

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    Doesnt matter how metal it is, i'd love if if was a rock album and good, its just a boring metal album but i only listened twice, im giving it another go now and i love the first song.
     
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    Snowmaker GO BLUE!!

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    It still has some growing to do on me, but I like it.
     
  18. IntoPhagist

    IntoPhagist FloriiiiiiiooooooOOO!

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    Funny thing is i liked it as i listened again but when i got to the last song i realized that its not that good , idn i just dont like it that much.
     
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    Yeah, its like this whole album is just full of those decent Kamelot songs in between the ones that really blow you away on Black Halo or Epica.
     
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    IntoPhagist FloriiiiiiiooooooOOO!

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    EXACTLY! like they always have like 6 or 7 AMAZING songs and then like 3 or 4 okay ones, this is all like Filler, maybe like 2 or 3 killer IMO, I still cannot wait to see them in NYC this summer though.
     

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