Saruman Sings Symphonic Metal

Saruman Sings Symphonic Metal

Christopher Lee sings as his relative Charlemagne


Album: “Charlemagne”

Genre: Operatic Rock / Symphonic Metal / Musical Pop

Released: March 15, 2010

Produced: Cadiz Recording Company

Review

Dracula, Saruman, Count Dooku, or however you know him, Sir Christopher Lee sings about his historic relative King Charlemagne! That’s right: 8th Century Karolus Magnus (Charles the Great), King of the Franks as operatic rock! Charlemagne became the Christian Emperor of Western Europe, in the face of Pagan Barbarians and the wreckage of the Roman Catholic Empire. He was the Son of King Pippin the Short, and his worst defeat was against the Basques in Iberia (Spain). The oldest surviving historic epic in French Literature, “The Song of Roland”, is about one of Charlemagne’s knights when they were departing Iberia.

Now, this album plays as a dramatic Broadway musical; whimsical, over-the-top, emotional and even educational; complete with historic narration! Orchestral music, the type often used for Motion Picture Scores, bleeds into occasional Heavy Metal riffs. For fans of Christopher Lee, Medieval History, Opera Rock, and high quality cheese this album is a must!

Previous recordings with “Rhapsody of Fire” and “Manowar”

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