Rumors had been circulating that Fabio Leone would become the new Kamelot vocalist, but in the end it was Tommy Karevik that would handle the microphone. Has this changed Kamelot’s music profoundly? No, not at all, Kamelot still sounds as Kamelot used to sound before. Let’s put it frankly, if you just listen to the album, without knowing that you’re dealing with another vocalist, my guess is you wouldn’t even notice.
Besides having another vocalist, has Kamelot changed much in their well established recipe. No, not much, except maybe that this time the female vocals have gotten a more prominent place. Female guest vocals on this album were : Amanda Sommerville, Elyze Ryd (Amaranthe) and Alissa
White-Gluz (The Agonist).
So you might state that they have played on safety, but I’d rather listen to a good album, that’s well performed, as is the case here, since all musicians are of a very high standard, then to a hothc-potch album that may be original, but hard to digest, which is not the case here.
Once again a very good effort by this band.