GIG REVIEW – KAMELOT AT O2 ISLINGTON ACADEMY 14/03/15

A sold out show means a band is doing something right to be able to gain a big fanbase. That band, is Kamelot who performed at O2 Islington Academy.
Support bands, Skarlett Riot and Gus G warmed up the crowd , which led to more excitement and anticipation for Kamelot. As soon as the band came on stage, the fans went in to overdrive , particularly when the band opened up with Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife). A song that holds with much intensity and power on CD aswell in a live setting.
Musically , this band was on great form, allowing the fans to be right in the moment especially with the sounds of rhythmic guitars and keyboard.   Front man,  Tommy Karevik had this vibe throughout the set, that worked well with the band, mixing with the crowd and sound. Highlights included songs such as When the lights are down, Veritas and Hunter’s Season, this song was joined by Gus G which gave a great reception from the crowd as it was this was a very rare thing to see. Another moment that stood out among the whole show, was the song, Forever, hearing the crowd sing the song together, was an eerie feeling. It was a powerful performance and dynamic within the band was evident. Despite the short set , Kamelot proved themselves with the fans that they are still a band with relevance of the last 24 years.

Kamelot Set List:

  1. Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)
  2. When The Lights Are Down
  3.  The Great Pandemonium
  4. Veritas
  5. Center Of The Universe
  6. Hunter’s Season (feat. Gus G)
  7. Song For Jolee
  8. Rule The World
  9. Drum Solo
  10. Ghost Opera
  11. Torn
  12. Keyboard Solo
  13. Forever

Encore:

  1. The Human Stain
  2. Veil Of Elysium
  3. March Of Mephisto

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