Karma (Kamelot album)

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Karma
Kamelot karma.jpg
Studio album by Kamelot
Released 9 July 2001
Recorded December 2000 – March 2001[1]
Studio Gate Studio (Wolfsburg, Germany)
Genre Power metal, symphonic 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[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]

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 tracks written by Roy Khan and Thomas Youngblood, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Regalis Apertura" (instrumental) Miro 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".

Personnel[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

Strings quartet[edit]

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

Production and design[edit]

  • Miro - producer, engineer
  • Sascha Paeth - mixing, mastering, producer, engineer
  • Derek Gores - cover art
  • Kim Grillo - photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
German Albums Chart[7] 85

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karma (booklet). Kamelot. Sanctuary. 2001. p. 12. 
  2. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  3. ^ "The Metal Crypt review". 
  4. ^ "Metal Storm review". 
  5. ^ "Metal Temple review". 
  6. ^ "Sea of Tranquility review". 
  7. ^ "Karma (German Charts)". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-02-27. 

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