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4 tablatures for Kamelot

Kamelot - The Fourth Legacy (9,5/10) - USA - 2000

Genre: Power Metal
Label: Noise Records
Playing time: 48:23
Band homepage: Kamelot


  1. New Allegiance
  2. The Fourth Legacy
  3. Silent Goddess
  4. Desert Reign
  5. Nights Of Arabia >mp3
  6. The Shadow Of Uther
  7. A Sailorman's Hymn
  8. Alexandria
  9. The Inquisitor
  10. Glory
  11. Until Kingdom Come
  12. Lunar Sanctum
Kamelot - The Fourth Legacy
"The Fourth Legacy" - and it bears its title deservedly!

The fourth album by KAMELOT (the first, where vocalist Khan also participated in the song-writing) is a true milestone of Power Metal, because what is celebrated here cannot be found often!!

After an intro the title-track is let loose and showcases that the music of KAMELOT and the outstanding vocals of Khan harmonise perfectly in a speedy Power Metal-hammer of first class!

But apart from the "usual" KAMELOT-ingredients, you also can find other influences, which suit the Floridians very well, be it Irish/folky melodies like with "The Shadow Of Uther" or the outstanding "Nights Of Arabia", which delivers acoustically what the title promises and would be the ideal soundtrack for a Metal-version of the Arabian Night-stories.

The fans of ballads also get their share, especially "A Sailorman's Hymn" sounds highly convincing as it is completely free of cliches, but very, very emotional.

As sorry as I had been for CONCEPTION, this genre could not have gotten a better combination than Youngblood/Khan!

All thumbs up!

Alexander Melzer

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