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Orphaned Land


Experimental/Post Metal

4.09 | 296 ratings

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5 stars Mabool - The Story Of The Three Sons Of Seven is the third album of the band from Israel called Orphaned Land. Here we see a very special prog metal album, since it don't fall in the same categories as progressive metal, because of its obvious heavy guitars, neither falls under the extreme progressive metal, because of its also heavy vocals.However, to call this Israeli band as experimental metal is also wrong, because of 2 things: the experimentation that they are making here is not as big as this genre supposes and and they have been doing the same kind of music ever since they began the band, with obvious quality increases. The exact genre of this band is progressive folk metal, but, under the circumstances present at this web site, experimental metal will just have to do the job.

But enough about this sub-genre gibberish. Lets talk about music here. As i said before, Orphaned Land have the heaviness of metal, presented in their crushing guitars and growling - like vocals, but still have that folk feeling, presented in their melodies, that are noticeably influenced by traditional arab and jewish music , use of traditional instruments of the middle - east, lyrics in hebraic and the whole progression of the album, which (the album) have a incredible feeling of having beginning, middle and end.

To top all that, the lyrical theme of the album is about some kind of mythological birth of the three main monotheist religions and about the story of the world flood that made Noe build the arc. Very unique approach of such touchy and dangerous theme, specially on the middle east, where religious understanding and tolerance are things with such a short supply. That approach caused the album to be a concept album.

Overall Rating: Joining the terrific music, great lyrics, great theme for an album, great approach of the lyrics and with a very balanced amount of heavy and soft songs, this album is for sure a masterpiece of its own and completely deserves the 5 star rating.

CCVP | 5/5 |


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