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Xeneris: Eternal Rising
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Xeneris: Eternal Rising

Melodic/Symphonic/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

With the demise of Kalidia in 2022, Italy lost one of their prominent power metal exports. Undaunted, former Kalidians composer and guitarist Federico Paolini and bass player Roberto Donati have formed Xeneris with Maryan on vocals and Stefano Livieri on drums. Eternal Rising is their debut album for Frontiers Music. Paolini explains the concept: Eternal Rising tells a story of resurrection and resilience narrated through the myth of the phoenix's rebirth ... For us, it's a concept very representative of our musical journey that is reborn and continues, representing also the will to continue our path with renewed passion."

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Of the songs, Paolini states: "Get ready to be transported on a mesmerizing odyssey through the annals of myth and legend. From traversing the Mediterranean alongside Ulysses to beholding the Phoenix's resurrection. Follow Dante's descent into Hades and surrender to the seductive allure of an Arabian night, where the Sahara's gentle zephyrs embrace you in their warm embrace."


Kalidia fans will find that Xeneris is a seamless transition to the former's signature melodic and symphonic power metal with female vocals at the forefront. Generally, most songs are fast, heavy, and bombastic, then embellished with symphonic synth nuances and racing to huge guitar solos. Fine examples of the same come with Eternal Rising, Pandora's Box, Scilla And Cariddi, and Before The River Of Fire. Barbarossa turns on a strong mix of momentum and rock groove; it works well as a single release. The Glorious Fight could have some nuance of progressive power metal in its shifting rhythms. The album concludes with Equinox, a quite anthem with Maryan in duet with an uncredited male vocalist.

Following the path of their former band Kalidia, Federico Paolini and Roberto Donati offer fans Xeneris and their debut Eternal Rising, a consistent and entertaining new chapter in their female-fronted, melodic and symphonic, power metal. Recommended.



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The Take Away

Following the path of their former band Kalidia, Federico Paolini and Roberto Donati offer fans Xeneris and their debut Eternal Rising, a consistent and entertaining new chapter in their female-fronted, melodic and symphonic, power metal. Recommended.

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