Kamelot - Siége Perilous review
03. King's Eyes
05. Where I Reign
06. Parting Visions
07. Once A Dream
11. One Day [Japanese bonus]
It's really obvious that a band like Kamelot received popularity through their lead singer. Siege Perilous is the first album from symphonic/power metal band Kamelot to feature ex-Conception singer Roy Khan as the new lead singer. If you are a Conception fan then you know the beauty and power of Roy Khan's voice considering he is a trained opera singer who decided to leave and enter the pathway to metal. Many power metal bands usually lose their magic when it comes to having a new lead singer or main member but this is not the case with Kamelot. Siege Perilous contains brilliant tracks that start to open the doors to Kamelot's success in the future.
But this album is different from any Kamelot album I've ever heard. Roy Khan's voice is much less powerful but still has that effort put into the album. The performance as well can be mixed in some ways. This album is a first, so of course fans will have mix views on the album (like myself). But I'm guessing that Roy was still searching for his voice in Kamelot which is alright to me since the tracks on the album keep me head banging at home. The album contains music that is inspired from medieval time to battles of glorious warriors and fantasy imaginations (this continues throughout Kamelot's discography until Ghost Opera). Songs like "Expedition", "Providence" and "Rhydin" pretty much describe kingdoms and exploration throughout the lyrics and music. Overall, the music is decent and well adjusted, but it's not perfect at all.
Some flaws in the album include Roy Khan's voice again sounding less powerful than his previous works with Conception and his work with the next 6 Kamelot albums. Also the songs are pretty spread out or stretched which isn't much of a flaw. "Siege" is an instrumental which in my opinion is boring and also the bonus track "One Day" wasn't all fun as well to hear. Overall, this is a must have for every Kamelot fan out there to explore the beginning of Roy's performance in the band.
Must Listen to Tracks: "Providence," "Rhydin" and "Millennium".
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