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Orphaned Land


Experimental/Post Metal

3.87 | 291 ratings

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5 stars To put it in simple words, The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR is Orphaned Land at its best. The mix between their Middle Eastern influences with death metal and progressive metal through the album makes for an unique and ground-breaking sound. The vocals on this album are absolutely flawless, Kobi Farhi is a very talented man and he manages to sing in a melodic calm voice and a menacing growl tone.

The concept of the album is about the classic fight of good versus evil, focusing in the "light" and the optimistic side of life. The lyrics aren't as good and touching as they were on Mabool, but I think The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR flows easily, despite the length (80 min).

This album is definitely an improvement from their previous, Mabool, because of various aspects like production (by Steven Wilson, so you know it's great) and composition (they seem more focused and the music flows more naturally).

Some highlights of the album are: From broken vessels, Disciples of the sacred oath II, New Jerusalem, Barakah and Codeword: Uprising. But don't let this fool you, the whole album should be listened as a whole because it's truly a great experience.

An awesome, original, unique, brilliant and entertaining album. I believe in the future we will be talking of this record as a true classic.

jav1919 | 5/5 |


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