Kamelot ‎– Karma

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Noise Records ‎– N03452, Sanctuary Records ‎– N03452
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℗ 2001 Sanctuary Records GmbH.
© 2001 Dark Wings.

Recorded at Gate Studio, Wolfsburg, Germany & Pathway Sound Studios, Wolfsburg December 2000 - March 2001.
Mixed & Mastered by Sascha Paeth at Pathway Sound Studios - February 2001.

"Forever" is based on "Solveig's Song", written by Edward Grieg for his Peer Gynt Suites.
"Don't You Cry" is dedicated to Thomas Youngblood Sr., who died when his son was very young.
The trilogy of songs that close the album on the normal edition, "Elizabeth" I, II & III, are based on the story of Elizabeth Bathory.
There is silence from the end of "Fall From Grace" to 11:01. This is because Karma was Kamelot's fifth studio album and they wanted its duration to be 55:55.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 050159 634521
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): LU016746 N03452 :: [NIMBUS Logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (Mirrored): IFPI L121
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 7Q01
  • Label Code: LC 09066
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
N03452ux Kamelot Karma(CD, Album) Noise Records N03452ux US 2001 Sell This Version
N03452 Kamelot Karma(CD, Album) Noise Records, Sanctuary Records N03452 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
22345-2 Kamelot Karma(CD, Album) Century Media 22345-2 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
82310-74071-2 Kamelot Karma(CD, Album) Noise Records, Sanctuary Records 82310-74071-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
VICP-61607 Kamelot Karma(CD, Album) Victor VICP-61607 Japan 2001 Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

October 12, 2018

Power metal has always been the ginger-haired stepchild of metal. It’s cheesy, and full of corny lyrics about mythical lands and beings going on wondrous adventures. Lame, right? But occasionally, a band comes along who does away with the speed-metal roots and wailing vocals of the genre, and releases something with a bit more depth and substance.

Enter Kamelot, with their fifth studio album, 2001’s ‘Karma’, the group have really hit their stride, with a refined sound and more polished song writing, this is where the band truly begin a streak of strong releases that establishes them as one of symphonic metals true champions.

Building upon what they’d started with 1999’s ‘The Forth Legacy’, ‘Karma’ has a very rich sound that gives the band an amazingly fantastical feel. Brimming with lavish orchestrations and exotic musical influences, Kamelot have slowly stepped away from the medieval themes of past albums and gone for a more varied, worldly sound, and it works well with their upbeat and energetic performances. Special mention must go to vocalist Roy Khan, who’s incredible voice works very well with the music and gives it a warm and wholesome sound.

With highlights such as ‘Forever’, ‘Across the Highlands’, ‘Wings of Despair’, all three parts of a trilogy entitled ‘Elizabeth’, and the beautifully emotional ‘Don’t You Cry’, it’s clear that here is a band who, after a few albums tweaking their sound, have finally found their identity and established a style befitting a band named after the home of the legendary King Arthur. Kamelot may not be for everyone’s tastes, but if you’re okay with a bit of fantasy and majesty in your music, then this is definitely worth checking out.