Monday, October 18

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(Album Review) “Firepower” by Judas Priest
Standards and Benchmarks

(Album Review) “Firepower” by Judas Priest

The long-awaited and highly anticipated release of the the 18th full-length album from Judas Priest comes in the shadow of the sad discovery regarding Glenn Tipton's health condition. The good news is that “Firepower” is a very successful attempt by the Metal Legends to revisit their past glory with a modern sound. The band unleashes a searing and blazing attack from the first notes and the title track along with "Lightning Strike" constitute a jaw-dropping 1-2 to start the album, firing on all cylinders. "Evil Never Dies" is a thrashy character that would fit nicely somewhere inside the New Jersey thrashers' discography. "Necromancer", "Spectre" and "Traitors Gate" are metal anthems with face-smashing guitars and possessed vocals. "Never The Heroes" and "No Surrender" have this 1980s vib...
Oliver Palotai of Kamelot Converses with Madness To Creation on the Art of Being Silent!
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

Oliver Palotai of Kamelot Converses with Madness To Creation on the Art of Being Silent!

Editor's Note:  It was a gorgeous day where spring was in the air down in Des Moines as Tampa, Florida metal band Kamelot was ready to destroy Wooly's with special guests Delain and Battle Beast.  Kamelot recently released their latest record entitled "The Shadow Theory", which has received some mixed reviews.  Kamelot will be touring Europe this fall with Once Human and fans can find Kamelot at the following locations: www.facebook.com/kamelotofficial www.kamelot.com www.twitter.com/kamelotofficial www.instagram.com/kamelotofficial Madness To Creation:  Thank you for taking the time to interview with me for Madness To Creation.  Tell us who you are and what do you do in the band? Oliver:  I am Oliver and I play keyboards and help compose the music for Kamelot. Madness...
“The Shadow Theory” by Kamelot, sweeps you away!
Standards and Benchmarks

“The Shadow Theory” by Kamelot, sweeps you away!

I remember growing up remembering people referring to Queensryche as a "thinking man's metal band".  If that is the case, then Kamelot is "a thinking doctorate's metal band", with their combination of introspective lyrics, larger than life arrangements, and a vocalist that can hit multiple octaves, while causing you to think.  This is Kamelot, as they have released their latest offering entitled "The Shadow Theory" via Napalm Records. Out of Tampa, Florida, Kamelot is composed of Tommy Karevik on vocals, Thomas Youngblood on guitars, Oliver Palotai on keyboards, Sean Tibbetts on bass, and Johan Nunez on drums.  In this offering, they have recruited Lauren Hart of Once Human for guest vocals as well as Jennifer Haben of Beyond The Black for guest vocals. The Shadow Theory is what longtime...