What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when I mention metal from Tampa, Florida? I bet it’s not epic symphonic power metal. During the early 90’s when everyone was trying to create the most brutal-sounding music, one band emerged with a completely different view: to create the most epic-sounding music. And so Kamelot was born, and with the power of their music and their dedicated fans have reached the pinnacle of power metal music today. With their new album ‘Haven’, they are looking to cement their position as one of the best symphonic power metal bands this side of the universe. I’m not going to waste my time on introductions with this band. These guys are a blueprint on how to make good symphonic power metal. What you get to hear on ‘Haven’ is classic Kamelot; a signature blend of epic soundscapes and catchy riffs, all enveloped in a beautiful vocal performance. If they were a whisky, I’d probably be an alcoholic. But it begs the question: after all these years, does the same old formula still work? You bet it does!
Gearing up for the release of highly anticipated new album “Haven”, Metal Wani’s Editor In Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi had a chat with guitarist and founding member Thomas Youngblood. He discusses new album, songwriting, musical direction, lyrical approach, upcoming tours and much more.
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