Karma (Kamelot album)

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Karma
Studio album by Kamelot
Released 9 July 2001
Recorded Gate Studio (Wolfsburg, Germany) December 2000-January 2001
Genre Power metal
Symphonic metal
Progressive metal
Length 55:55
Label Sanctuary
Producer Sascha Paeth and Miro
Kamelot chronology
The Fourth Legacy
(1999)
Karma
(2001)
Epica
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars[2]
The Metal Crypt 4/5 stars[3]
Metal Storm 9.5/10 stars[4]
Metal Temple 9/10 stars[5]
Sea of Tranquility 4.5/5 stars[6]
Amazon.com 4.5/5 stars[7]

Karma is the fifth full-length album by power metal band Kamelot. It was released on July 9, 2001 through Noise Records (Germany) which is a part of Sanctuary Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Roy Khan and Thomas Youngblood

No. Title Length
1. "Regalis Apertura" (instrumental) 1:57
2. "Forever"   4:07
3. "Wings of Despair"   4:32
4. "The Spell"   4:20
5. "Don't You Cry"   4:18
6. "Karma"   5:11
7. "The Light I Shine On You"   4:15
8. "Temples of Gold"   4:11
9. "Across the Highlands"   3:46
10. "Elizabeth I: Mirror Mirror"   4:23
11. "Elizabeth II: Requiem for the Innocent"   3:46
12. "Elizabeth III: Fall From Grace" (silence after 4:14) 11:00
Total length:
55:55

Japanese and US edition bonus tracks were later included on 2007 compilation "Myths & Legends Of Kamelot".

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
German Albums Chart[8] 85
Japanese Albums Chart[9] 93
Japanese International Albums Chart[10] 1

Notes[edit]

  • "Forever" is based on "Solveig's Song", written by Edvard Grieg for his Peer Gynt Suites.
  • "Don't You Cry" is dedicated to Thomas Youngblood Sr., who died when his son was very young.
  • "Ne Pleure Pas" is essentially the same song as "Don't You Cry", only sung in French.
  • 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 11:00. This is because Karma was Kamelot's fifth studio album and they wanted its duration to be 55:55. In the Japanese and iTunes versions of the album, the silence was shortened from six minutes and 46 seconds, to two minutes and 16 seconds, so that the bonus track could fit in.

Line-up[edit]

Album information[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

Strings quartet[edit]

  • Tobias Rempe – 1st violin
  • Corinna Guthmann – 2nd violin
  • Marie-Theres Stumpf – viola
  • Patrick Sepec – cello

References[edit]

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