95 / 100
"… a kaleidoscope of Power Metal, epic choirs and symphonic arrangements that will please fans of this genre, absolutely a must-have in your collection."
(Insane Voices Labirynth)
95 / 100
"… a very good album of Power Metal from the epic and adventurous shades, with plenty of surprises …"
9 / 10
"'Carnagus – Emperor Of The Darkness' is simply a superb slab of Power Metal from start to finish without a single bad or filler cut in between."
9 / 10
"KALEDON continues to gain power, with each issue … masters in the art of Symphonic Heavy. If you like the previous records, you will only find your happiness with 'Carnagus…' and if you didn't know the group … risk an ear … maybe you will be conquered ..."
4 / 5 - great
"Power Metal away from the hustle and bustle, and also with a strong vocal performance for which new entrant Michele Guaitoli is responsible. His vocal facet richness could already be marveled at the band Overtures and its album "Artifacts" ... and also on "Carnagus - Emperor Of The Darkness" this vocalist makes an outstanding figure at the microphone. Power Metal's typical sounds elicit from his throat as well as warm and melodic vocal lines!"
8,5 / 10
"… great Power Metal, proud, epic, melodic and roaring … a handful of really intense and devastating songs … high-level songwriting …"
(In Your Eyes)
8,4 / 10
"… this is by far one of KALEDON's best albums to date … Epic Melodic Power Metal at its best with powerful tunes that will please every fan of this genre … this band deserves more popularity among the fans of the pure Epic Power Metal."
8 / 10
"… debuts the vocalist Michele Guaitoli (also with Overtures), to me an improvement … the music is the expected efficient epic symphonic Power Meta,l well led by Alex Mele, with some darker elements (according to the main character) …"
(Sounds From Apocalypse)
8 / 10
"It is strange that after all these years and so many albums, they are still hardly noticed. That should change now!"
8 / 10
"The vocals are nicely bombastic, dramatic and melodic but also compliment the dark tone of the album. KALEDON have produced one of the finest Power Metal albums I have heard so far this year and are definitely a band I will be going back and checking out the back catalogue of."
(Musipedia Of Metal)
7 / 10
"extremely passable guitar melodies, which still emphasize the playful keyboard paintings."
7 / 10
"'Carnagus - Emperor Of The Darkness' is the most recent chapter of a saga that wishes to be continued in the future, elevating even more the quality value of the opus."
(Metal Em Portugal)
"It does not get any better! Very riff-oriented ... to give a song-tip is anything but simple and I avoid it anyway, since all ten pieces are absolute genius."
"… a well-arranged and smooth Power Metal album that certainly knows no lows, but also no real outliers."
Rome • Italy
Carnagus - Emperor Of The Darkness
Since the 2014 album "Antillius: The King Of The Light" the worldwide admirers of the Italian Metal historians KALEDON are hoping for a successor.
Now the extraordinary formation is back with a virtuosic, melodic and epic POWER METAL spectacle!
After 3 years from the previous release, KALEDON return with the bombastic, epic and majestic album "Carnagus - Emperor Of The Darkness".
With a renewed line-up, enhanced by Michele Guaitoli's (Overtures, ex-Future Is Tomorrow) powerful vocals and Manuele di Ascenzo's (ex-Secret Rule) amazing drums skills, mastermind Alex Mele (guitars) has finally forged a new chapter of the 'Legend Of The Forgotten Reign' saga reaching the perfect mix of modern riffs, classic Power Metal speeds, epic choirs and symphonic arrangements.
Together with Paolo Campitelli (keyboards) and the founding members Tommy Nemesio (guitars) and Paolo Lezziroli (bass guitar) KALEDON are back, stronger than ever.
Official release date for "Carnagus - Emperor Of The Darkness" is May 15th, 2017.
World-renowned French graphic artist Jean-Pascal Fournier, who has once again been working for KALEDON after the 2010 work "Legend Of The Forgotten Reign, Chapter VI: The Last Night On The Battlefield", is responsible for the optically worthy presentation of the new album:
KALEDON had been working on the entire chapter of this saga on six albums. Once the saga was written down in 1997. Now all the parts of this long-term tracked overall concept fit together convincingly and extremely exciting on a single album.
Thematically dramatically, 2017 is all about this elaborately narrated, medieval fantasy story. It is about the classic good/evil plot ... and so much more.
There are two rulers in this conflict, which is deeply marked by malicious, cruel and intriguing jealousy: while the good regent Antillius knows everything around him, which makes a decent kingdom happy, the evil opponent monarch Carnagus envies him all the luck. Everything begins with the fatal birth of Carnagus in November of the gloomy year of 1295 ...
May 15th, 2017
01 Tenebrae Venture Sunt
02 The Beginning Of The Night
03 Eyes Without Life
04 The Evil Witch
05 Dark Reality
06 The Two Bailouts
07 Trapped On The Throne
08 Telepathic Messages
09 Evil Beheaded
10 The End Of The Undead
total: 44 min.
Michele Guaitoli - Voice
Alex Mele - Guitars
Tommy Nemesio - Guitars
Paolo Campitelli - Keyboards
Paolo Lezziroli - Bass
Manuele Di Ascenzo - Drums
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