This is a good deal darker and heavier than anything else Kamelot have done. The "epic" title track, which is really only 9:22 minutes of material spread over four tracks, is a bit of a letdown when compared to their other epics such as Memento Mori or the Elizabeth suite, but this is certainly Kamelot's best effort since The Black Halo. Poetry For the Poison boils down to being an epic short of a solid 4 rating.
A lot of people have criticized this album for failing to live up to the standards of epica
and the black halo. while this certianly doesnt reach the epic porportions of those albums
it has good songs and at least shows kamelot is willing to change its sound rather than try
to recreate the black halo simply cause it was the best
The Great Pandemonium- 8/10rIf Tomorrow Came- 8/10rThe Zodiac- 7/10rHunters Season-8/10rHouse On A Hill- 7/10rNecropolis- 7/10rMy Train Of Thoughts-7/10rSeal Of Woven Years-8/10rPoetry For The Poisoned-8/10rOnce Upon A Time-6/10rAlthough still a good effort, Kamelot should consider going back to their older sound like on Epica/Karma/Black Halo(a more power metal approach). This release didn't have the energy that Kamelot usually had,and they have gotten darker but i dont think it was for the better.rAll in all i would give this a final grade or 4/5. been growing on me too. r