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Haven is the eleventh studio album by the American power metal band Kamelot. The album is produced by Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob Hansen. The cover and artwork were created by Stefan Heilemann and the additional art/layout were done by Gustavo Sazes.[2] It features guest appearances by Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Troy Donockley (Nightwish) and Charlotte Wessels (Delain). It is also the band's first album with Napalm Records.

Haven
Haven, Kamelot Album, 2015.jpg
Studio album by Kamelot
Released May 5, 2015 (North America)
May 8, 2015 (World)
Genre
Length 54:53
Label Napalm/Universal, Napalm/ADA/Warner
Producer Sascha Paeth
Kamelot chronology
Silverthorn
(2012)Silverthorn2012
Haven
(2015)
The Shadow Theory
(2018)The Shadow Theory2018
Singles from Haven
  1. "Veil of Elysium"
    Released: April 1, 2015
  2. "Insomnia"
    Released: April 26, 2015
  3. "Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)"
    Released: September 9, 2015
  4. "My Therapy"
    Released: May 4, 2016
  5. "Under Grey Skies"
    Released: December 22, 2017[1]

It is the final studio album to feature Casey Grillo on drums.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[5]
AntiHero Magazine 8/10 stars[6]
Metal Storm 8/10 stars[7]
Blabbermouth 8.5/10 stars[8]

Contents

Track listingEdit

No. Title Note(s) Length
1. "Fallen Star"   4:39
2. "Insomnia"   4:13
3. "Citizen Zero"   5:49
4. "Veil of Elysium"   3:54
5. "Under Grey Skies" featuring Charlotte Wessels (Delain) & Troy Donockley (Nightwish) 4:52
6. "My Therapy"   4:26
7. "Ecclesia"   0:44
8. "End of Innocence"   3:49
9. "Beautiful Apocalypse" featuring Charlotte Wessels (Delain) 4:25
10. "Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)" featuring Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) 5:54
11. "Here's to the Fall"   4:04
12. "Revolution" featuring Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) 4:49
13. "Haven"   2:14
Total length: 54:53

PersonnelEdit

Band members

Guest musicians

Session musicians

  • Cloudy Yang - choirs, backing vocals (track 12)
  • Grazia Sposito - choirs
  • Herbie Langhans - choirs
  • Sascha Paeth - additional guitars
  • Dennis Hornung - contrabass (1)
  • Miro - additional keyboards (4, 8)
  • Thomas Rettke - choirs

Crew

  • Sascha Paeth - producer
  • Jacob Hansen - mastering
  • Stefan Heilemann - artwork, layout
  • Gustavo Sazes - additional artwork, layout
  • Jim Morris - recording, engineering (drums)
  • Andrew Boullianne - recording, engineering (assistant) (drums)
  • Philip Collodetti - engineering (additional)
  • Miro - engineering (additional)
  • Olaf Reitmeier - engineering (additional)
  • Tim Tronckoe - photography
  • Nina Lahtinen - clothes
  • Ville Juurikkala - photography (Troy Donockley)

ChartsEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 41
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 54
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 104
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[12] 23
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[13] 12
French Albums (SNEP)[14] 150
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[15] 14
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[16] 28
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[17] 73
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 44
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 24
UK Albums (OCC)[20] 119
US Billboard 200[21] 75
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[22] 6
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[23] 10
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[24] 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KAMELOT Releases Video For 'Under Grey Skies' Feat. CHARLOTTE WESSELS Of DELAIN". Blabbermouth. December 22, 2017. Retrieved February 16, 2018. 
  2. ^ "News Blog :: KAMELOT - Reveal New Album Details". Napalm Records. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "KAMELOT Parts Ways With Drummer CASEY GRILLO, Announces Replacement". Blabbermouth. February 5, 2018. Retrieved April 6, 2018. 
  4. ^ Thom Jurek. "Album Review: Kamelot - Haven". Allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ Oranges. "Album Review: Kamelot - Haven". sputnikmusic.com. Sputnikmusic. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ Thomas Woroniak. "Album Review: Kamelot - Haven". antiheromagazine.com. AntiHero Magazine. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Kamelot - Haven review - Metal Storm". metalstorm.net. 
  8. ^ "CD Reviews - Haven Kamelot - Blabbermouth.net". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Kamelot – Haven" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Kamelot – Haven" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Kamelot – Haven" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Kamelot – Haven" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  13. ^ "Kamelot: Haven" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Kamelot – Haven". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  15. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  16. ^ "ヘイヴン" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  17. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Kamelot – Haven". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Kamelot – Haven". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Kamelot – Haven". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  20. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 16.05.2015 (wk19)". Zobbel. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  21. ^ "Kamelot Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  22. ^ "Kamelot Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  23. ^ "Kamelot Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  24. ^ "Kamelot Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 25, 2016.