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Kerion - 'Cloudriders Part 1: Road To Skycity' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/2a/d3/e3/kerion-cloudriders-part-1-road-to-skycity-14-1381347394.jpg Hot

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Another concept album based on a new epic story written by Chris Barberi.

This rather tasty French Symphonic Metal band founded in 2002 by guitarist Remi, and also featuring the pure soprano voice of Flora, fellow guitarist Sylvain, bassist Stephane, and new drummer JB Pol, has released three conceptual albums all based around the vivid imagination of storyteller Chris Barberi.

'Cloudriders Part 1: Road To Skycity' is another concept album based on a new epic story written by Barberi featuring a new universe between sci-fi and medieval with the fantasy artwork supplied by Genzo. The story and artwork can be found on Kerion's website and is worth a read and look as it adds a whole new dimension to the musical soundscape they create.

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It's difficult to summarise the story in this short review so suffice to say it's very involved and rather fascinating but the music is everything you'd want from a Symphonic band with dramatic rhythms, double bass drumming, male and female vocal interplay, heavy riffage and arpeggio strewn solos, a forty piece choir, instrumental passages and a rather beautiful piano led ballad featuring rather gorgeous twin female vocals on 'Celticia's Song' – one of the principal characters of the story. 'The Sky Is My Ocean' is also another beautiful twin female ballad with the crystal clear soprano voice of Flora coming to the fore whilst a flute and violins are featured on the intro to the 'The Map' with the familiar refrain being repeated by the electric guitar throughout. The most intriguing song of all on the album is 'Tribal Vibes' (about the tribe encountered in the story) and is full of, unsurprisingly, tribal drumming, a full male choir, flutes, heavy fretless bass and what appears to be an Australian didgeridoo – not quite the full-on symphonic Metal blast you'd expect but still extremely good all the same.

The French have never really had a big Metal scene but if the likes of Kerion along with other bands reviewed on this website recently can consistently produce Metal of this quality – as the twin guitar attack is exceptional at times – then it can only be a good thing for the French Metal scene to emerge from its very long shadow.

Carl Buxton

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