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The Fourth Legacy is the fourth full-length album by power metal band Kamelot. It was released in 1999 by Noise Records/Modern Music. It was the first album to credit vocalist Roy Khan as a writer on all tracks, establishing him as the main songwriter of the band together with founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood.

The Fourth Legacy
Kamelot - fourth legacy.jpg
Studio album by Kamelot
Released September 19, 1999
Recorded 1999
Studio Gate Studio and Pathway Studios (Wolfsburg, Germany)
Genre Power metal
Symphonic metal
Length 48:18
Label Noise/Modern Music
Producer Sascha Paeth and Miro
Kamelot chronology
Siége Perilous
(1998)Siége Perilous1998
The Fourth Legacy
(1999)
Karma
(2001)Karma2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Sputnikmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Metal Storm8.5/10 stars[2]
The Metal Crypt4.5/5 stars[3]
Amazon.com4.3/5 stars[4]

Contents

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Roy Khan and Thomas Youngblood, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."New Allegiance" (instrumental)0:54
2."The Fourth Legacy"4:55
3."Silent Goddess"4:15
4."Desert Reign" (instrumental)1:39
5."Nights of Arabia"5:26
6."The Shadow of Uther" (Glenn Barry, Khan, Youngblood)4:45
7."A Sailorman's Hymn"4:05
8."Alexandria"3:54
9."The Inquisitor" (Barry, Khan, Youngblood)4:35
10."Glory"3:42
11."Until Kingdom Come"4:11
12."Lunar Sanctum"5:59
Total length:48:18

PersonnelEdit

Guest musiciansEdit

  • Miro - keyboards and orchestral arrangements
  • Sascha Paeth - additional guitars
  • Thomas Rettke - background voice on "Nights of Arabia", "Until Kingdom Come" and "Alexandria"
  • Dirk Bruinenberg - additional drums
  • Robert Hunecke-Rizzo - additional drums
  • Rannveig Sif Sigurdardóttir - backing vocals on "A Sailorman's Hymn"
  • Cinzia Rizzo - female vocals on "Nights of Arabia"
  • Farouk Asjadi - flute and additional percussion on "Desert Reign"
  • Andre Neygenfind - D-bass on "Nights of Arabia"
  • Fallersleben String Quartet - strings sections
  • Simon McTavish - flute

Production and designEdit

  • Sascha Paeth - producer, mixing, mastering
  • Miro - producer
  • Derek Gores - cover art
  • Thomas Kuschewski - photography

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sputnik music review".
  2. ^ "Metal Storm review".
  3. ^ "The Metal Crypt review".
  4. ^ "Amazon.com review".

External linksEdit