Karma

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All Music Guide - Andy Hinds
Opening with the track "Regalis Aperture," an instrumental piece that sounds like it could have been lifted from the Chariots of Fire soundtrack, Kamelot's Karma promises to deliver ambitiously orchestral prog-metal from the very start. A scan of the song titles ("Wings of Despair," "The Light I Shine on You," "Temples of Gold") further suggests Kamelot's wholehearted embrace of the dramatic (expect lots of references to "destiny," "mountains," and "immortals"). Fans of symphonic metal groups like Helloween, Dream Theater, and Yngwie Malmsteen will find few surprises on the quasi-conceptual Karma -- which doesn't add any new wrinkles to the genre -- but they will appreciate ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Hinds
Opening with the track "Regalis Aperture," an instrumental piece that sounds like it could have been lifted from the Chariots of Fire soundtrack, Kamelot's Karma promises to deliver ambitiously orchestral prog-metal from the very start. A scan of the song titles ("Wings of Despair," "The Light I Shine on You," "Temples of Gold") further suggests Kamelot's wholehearted embrace of the dramatic (expect lots of references to "destiny," "mountains," and "immortals"). Fans of symphonic metal groups like Helloween, Dream Theater, and Yngwie Malmsteen will find few surprises on the quasi-conceptual Karma -- which doesn't add any new wrinkles to the genre -- but they will appreciate the meticulous performances of the band. Tracks like "Forever" and "Karma" are propelled by blinding 16th-note kick drums and post-speed metal guitar rhythms, but are overlaid with enough lush keyboards, string arrangements, and unabashedly emotive vocal turns to impress most prog-metal aficionados.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/4/2003
  • Label: Noise
  • UPC: 823107407127
  • Catalog Number: 74071
  • Sales rank: 8,503

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kamelot Primary Artist
Cy Miroff Keyboards, Background Vocals
Sascha Paeth Guitar
Olaf Hayer Background Vocals
Cinzia Rizzo Background Vocals
Thomas Youngblood Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Glenn Barry Bass
Farouk Asjadi Shakuhachi
Casey Grillo Drums
Robert Hunecke-Rizzo Background Vocals
Tobias Rempe Violin
Marie Theres Stumpf Viola
Technical Credits
Cy Miroff Orchestral Arrangements
Sascha Paeth Producer, Mastering
Thomas Youngblood Arranger, Composer
Derek Gores Cover Art
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