For the most part, Haven's style is about the same as it's been since The Black Halo and Ghost Opera. The production is dark but clean, the symphonic keyboards and crunchy guitars drive the style, and the vocals still sound as if Khan never left. You'll also find the usual guest appearances though they don't seem to have the same impact as usual. Delain's Charlotte Wessels has a nice duet on the rather plain "Under Gray Skies" and while Arch Enemy's Alissa White-Gluz comes back on to give "Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)" a solid kick in the pants, it doesn't quite have the same effect on "Revolution."
Overall, Haven is an album that feels comfortable enough but the less ambitious songwriting does make it one of the weaker additions to Kamelot's discography. The singles are great and having the usual tropes in place makes it a safe purchase for fans but newcomers would be better off with going for one of their mid-career albums before this one. This is still an enjoyable album but the band may be starting to get a bit stagnant.
"Veil of Elysium"
"Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)"