Kamelot is the always impressive in the live and recorded sense Melodic Power Metal band that had made me a hard core fan a couple of years ago. Their appearances at B.B. King Blues Club are always memorable and tonight’s appearance brought along Leaves Eyes. To learn our thoughts and see images from the show just scroll past the logo below.
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Leaves Eyes
Label: SPV Records
I was definitely excited when news that Kamelot would be returning to New York City was announced and it was made even better by the appearance of Leaves’ Eyes as the group’s sole opening act for the area’s show. I admit that there are times when I enjoy the bringing together of several different bands but for this one in particular I was quite cool with only having the two to watch. I felt that this would guarantee a slightly longer set from each band and also allow the audience to remain focused on the night a little easier without too many other things to worry about. I had also been to a number of shows in a row where it was five bands each time so I needed a little bit of a breather, in as much as a Kamelot show allows me to actually rest. In my humble opinion, Kamelot is probably the best at delivering Melodic Power Metal in today’s vastly shifting music scene, and while I have been one of the newer listeners to their stuff they continually manage to impress me time after time. I first caught them during the initial leg of the tour that supported “The Black Halo” and at this time I had only just reviewed the CD but like many who have been before and after me, this is a CD that snares you and keep you as a fan going forward. The guys headed off for Europe after this and ended up recording a live CD and DVD which they called “One Cold Winter’s Night”, a title which is actually a line from “The Haunting (Somewhere In Time)” and the release would find the band returning to the US and NYC especially. The blockbuster show found them with Epica in support, and yes you are correct, they are named after a Kamelot release. The two shows found the band performing in front of capacity crowds at the famous Times Square venue B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, so it made logical sense that for the new album “Ghost Opera” that the guys would once again be sure to hit the Big Apple in proper style. Here is how the night went down in case you missed it.
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