Poetry for the Poisoned [CD/DVD]

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All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
On their ninth studio album, Kamelot once again bring their epic sound to bear on unsuspecting ears with Poetry for the Poisoned. Like their other albums, Poetry is a kind of sweeping prog metal symphony, taking heavy metal into the majestic and wide-open spaces of classical music. While Kamelot haven't done much to innovate on their sound, they certainly haven't lost a step, delivering track after track of densely arranged power metal packed to the brim with swirling keyboards and driving guitar work. What really makes the band stand out, though, is singer Roy Khan. With Khan's background in opera, his voice is such a powerful presence in the songs that it's able to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
On their ninth studio album, Kamelot once again bring their epic sound to bear on unsuspecting ears with Poetry for the Poisoned. Like their other albums, Poetry is a kind of sweeping prog metal symphony, taking heavy metal into the majestic and wide-open spaces of classical music. While Kamelot haven't done much to innovate on their sound, they certainly haven't lost a step, delivering track after track of densely arranged power metal packed to the brim with swirling keyboards and driving guitar work. What really makes the band stand out, though, is singer Roy Khan. With Khan's background in opera, his voice is such a powerful presence in the songs that it's able to stand out without overshadowing the rest of the music. Given their style of music, there's a fine line between getting lost in the composition and overpowering everything else, and it's a line that Khan and Kamelot walk well. Really, balance is what Kamelot are all about, adding just enough symphonic and progressive elements to make the songs interesting without turning them into academic exercises, and enough power metal to ensure that the songs are heavy without letting them get too cheesy. With all of these things working in harmony, Poetry for the Poisoned makes for a welcome addition to the Kamelot discography. [An expanded edition, featuring an uncut version of "House on a Hill" and a DVD of bonus material, was released in 2010.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2010
  • Label: Kmg / Kamelot Music
  • UPC: 665331440125
  • Catalog Number: 4401
  • Sales rank: 76,468

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Great Pandemonium (4:22)
  2. 2 If Tomorrow Came (3:55)
  3. 3 Dear Editor (1:18)
  4. 4 The Zodiac (4:00)
  5. 5 Hunter's Season (5:33)
  6. 6 House On a Hill
  7. 7 Necropolis (4:17)
  8. 8 My Train of Thoughts (4:07)
  9. 9 Seal of Woven Years (5:11)
  10. 10 Poetry for the Poisoned, Pt. 1: Incubus (2:56)
  11. 11 Poetry for the Poisoned, Pt. 2: So Long (3:23)
  12. 12 Poetry for the Poisoned, Pt. 3: All is Over (1:03)
  13. 13 Poetry for the Poisoned, Pt. 4: Dissection (1:57)
  14. 14 Once Upon a Time (3:44)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Poetry for the Poisoned
  2. 2 Exclusive and In Depth Interviews
  3. 3 The Great Pandemonium
  4. 4 Poetry For the Poisoned Background Images
  5. 5 Exclusive Video Footage From Norway Rock Festival 2010
  6. 6 House On a Hill
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kamelot Primary Artist
Jon Oliva Guest Appearance
Sascha Paeth Guitar
Thomas Rettke Background Vocals
Thomas Youngblood Guitar, Group Member
Björn Strid Guest Appearance
Gus G. Guest Appearance
Casey Grillo Drums, Group Member
Miro Keyboards
Oliver Palotai Keyboards, Group Member
Amanda Somerville Background Vocals
Simone Simons Guest Appearance
Robert Hunecke Background Vocals
Simon Oberender Background Vocals
Khan Vocals, Group Member
Cloudy Yang Background Vocals
Sean Tibbetts Bass, Group Member
Technical Credits
Sascha Paeth Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Rachel Youngblood Artwork
Casey Grillo Engineer
Olaf Reitmeier Engineer, Additional Production
Palotai Composer
Miro Producer, Engineer, Orchestration
Seth Siro Anton Artwork, Cover Art
Natalie Shau Artwork
Youngblood Composer
Simon Oberender Engineer
Khan Composer, Producer
Chris Kinder Engineer
Alexandra Dekimpre Artwork
Michael "Xaay" Loranc Artwork, Layout
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