Great album. I still prefer Roy Khan's work with the band, but Tommy Karevik has nailed it on both of the albums he has been on.
One of their best!
This is what happens when you mix Seventh Wonder with Kamelot. The music is clearly Kamelot, but you can hear the influences of Tommy Karevik that helped create one of the best Progressive Metal albums of all times, Mercy Falls, as a member of Seventh Wonder. I am new to Kamelot, so in the past months I have collected everything back to Siege Perilous. I can say that Haven is one of the best albums to date. It has an infectious quality to it even though it is very different from Black Halo. I agree with others that the heart of the Kamelot catalogue begins with the excellent The Fourth Legacy, but they are on a new path making excellent music. If you enjoy Kamelot, Progressive Metal, or Symphonic Metal, there is so much to enjoy about Haven. I am a new fan of this band and look forward to future releases.
Not kamelot at all
Although tommy is a good singer he fits seventh wonder better. Unfortunately thomas youngblood lost his touch and everything just sounds repetitive/boring. Too bad we won't get the old kamelot again..
I really enjoy this album! Even though Khan decided to leave the band, I'm still rockin out! He has such a powerful voice like no other... I definitely give 5 stars out of 5 for this album! Keep up the great work!
Awesome followup to Silverthorn
amazing new ideas and melodies that are new but still unique to the band's already signature sound. The song Citizen Zero is an album standout, heavy, dark and theatrical. Singer Tommy Karevik stretches his vocal prowess on this one and I can't wait to see this song live. Another standout is Liar Liar featuring Alissa White-Gluz from the band Arch Enemy. She is doing some intense growls as well as singing clean parts. This song is also a standout and harkens to the days of the band's Fourth Legacy but with modern metal core elements, truly unique. Then there is the ballad Under Grey Skies, with Nightwish's Troy Donockley as guest and Charlotte Wessels on guest vocals. This will be an instant Kamelot classic ballad and fans of all three bands will be quite delighted at the final outcome. Wow, so many elements to write about on this album, I will return in a week to finish my review. 10/10 is the rating on this one and already an early AOTY for 2015.