Kamelot – Haven

PromoImage (38)  Symphonic metal isn’t exactly the most common genre of metal that you’d find on my playlist, if you get what I’m saying. It’s never really appealed to me greatly, but Kamelot’s brand new album “Haven” has shown me what it is probably the best that symphonic metal has to offer. This is a very emotional album with the tone of the 13 tracks alone permeating every single moment which gives “Haven” an amazing feel and meaningful background to it that a too many bands lack nowadays. The melody that is found throughout the album is something that had me hooked and can definitely hook anyone out there who’s just looking for a solid beat to jam to, and Kamelot’s got plenty of that s**t to throw around with “Haven”. And with revered vocalists such as Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Troy Donockley (Nightwish) and Charlotte Wessels (Delain) on the album, it’s very hard to find a lot wrong with this album as it progresses unless you’re looking for brutality which you’re not really going to find in “Haven”, unless your definition of brutality means a semi-fast pace then this album is pretty brutal. But overall, Kamelot has done an extremely good job with “Haven” with the album sounding good to me, someone who doesn’t usually enjoy it not matter how much I’ve tried. This album is something else entirely and anyone who’s felt apprehensive about symphonic metal or just Kamelot, then “Haven” just may help you turn a new leaf. Sure did for me.

You can purchase “Haven” via iTunes here, stream it via Spotify here, and watch the music video for the track “Insomnia” off of “Haven” via YouTube below.

Track Listing:

  1. Fallen Star
  2. Insomnia
  3. Citizen Zero
  4. Veil of Elysium
  5. Under Grey Skies
  6. My Therapy
  7. Ecclesia
  8. End of Innocence
  9. Beautiful Apocalypse
  10. Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)
  11. Here’s To the Fall
  12. Revolution
  13. Haven