Kamelot

One Cold Winter's Night

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Heavy metal acrobatics played with amazing dexterity can be a tricky thing. It's one thing to be able to be able to impress prog metal heads when you can slave away in the studio for extended periods, making sure that each arpeggio and double bass fill is impeccable. But what about when you have to deliver it on-stage? Well, it should come as no surprise that the Kamelot gentlemen have absolutely no problem replicating it all on their first-ever live effort, 2006's One Cold Winter's Night. In fact, with the workmanlike renditions included here, you get the feeling that they could probably play all their songs note-for-note while blindfolded, walking a tight rope, and reciting the alphabet (in reverse). Goth keys, shredding guitar, and some very Geoff Tate-esque vocals (courtesy of Roy Khan) abound, along with a galloping rhythms and triumphant lyrics as showcased on such tracks as "The Black Halo" and "The Edge of Paradise." If your horse's saddle is securely in place, your knight's armor fastened, and your lance sharp, then feel free to load One Cold Winter's Night in your CD player.

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