For my second guest post, I want to tell you more about one of my favorite bands, Kamelot. Kamelot is a progressive metal band that I would not categorize as neo-Victorian or steampunk in any way, shape, or form. Their upcoming album, however, promises to be loosely relevant to the neo-Victorian. Silverthorn is a concept album with the following basic storyline as told by the band's guitarist and founding member Thomas Youngblood, on the band's website:
“It’s the story of a young girl who dies in the arms of her two twin brothers, taking the three siblings’ big secret to her grave. The songs on Silverthorn talk about despair, a sense of guilt and the pursuit of truth. In this context, the silver thorn in the album title has a mysterious meaning, but it’s up to the listener to unveil this secret."
While the storyline taking place in the 19th century does not necessarily mean "Victorian," I think the Angel of Afterlife's cameo brooch on the cover art more or less strengthens the argument:
|image source: Kamelot's Facebook page|
Since Kamelot has not yet released the music video for their first single "Sacrimony", this 2-minute teaser will have to do. Enjoy!
Margarete von Faust