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French outfit AKROMA was formed following a chance encounter between Alain Germonville (vocals) and Matthieu Morand (guitars, drums, programming) in 2003. They decided to start working on a concept album about the 7 deadly sins, and as the project evolved in the next couple of years the lyrical concept was also enhanced to envelop the compositions themselves. All the songs would be exactly 7 minutes long, and 7 guitarists were approached to add soloing parts to one composition each. Additional band members are brought in to finalize the main musical themes in 2005: Julie Hénau (keyboards), Adeline Gurtner (vocals) and Nicolas Colnot (bass), and in October 2006 the end result is the band's debut effort Sept, released on Thundering Records.

Founding members Germonville and Morand then opts to continue with a second project, this time choosing to explore the Biblical story about the 10 plagues of Egypt. Colnot accompanies the band also on this second production, while Flavien Morel (keyboards) and Lulu (vocals) are new members. Keeping up with the conceptual theme from their first effort the album is made up by 10 tracks, with a different guitarist contributing a solo passage on each. This second effort is released in 2008 as Seth.

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La CeneLa Cene
CD Baby 2014
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Phantom Sound & Vision 2008
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 La Cene by AKROMA album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.00 | 1 ratings

La Cene
Akroma Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Windhawk
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— First review of this album —
4 stars French band AKROMA was formed in 2003, and from their base in Nancy, they have released three full-length albums since their formation. "La Cene" is the most recent of these, released by their native label Fantai'Zic Productions at the start of 2014.

This is a fairly varied production as far as extreme metal goes, and if not directly progressive metal in sound then it is most certainly one in spirit. Although I would guess that this is music too intense for those with an interest in classic progressive metal, those who tend to enjoy both regular progressive metal and the more extreme metal styles out there should find this solid and intense album to be of interest. In particular those amongst them who enjoy occasional moments of operatic female lead vocals and a liberal use of symphonic backdrops in their metal.


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