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Orphaned Land


Experimental/Post Metal

4.08 | 323 ratings

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5 stars This is a truly extraordinary concept album, that mixes musical cultures in an incredibly unique way. Not only is the music fascinating, but the story of Mabool is as well: telling the tale of three sons (angels) of the Seventh (Seventh son of God), representing the three major religions of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Each of these angels has a power and a symbol: the angel representing Judaism is represented by the Star of David, and his power is magic. The angel of Islam is represented by a half moon, and his power is strength. The angel of Christianity is represented by a cross and his power is wisdom. In the plot of this album, the three angels have a mission to warn humanity of their sin, and prevent war. They fail to do so, and humanity is punished with the flood. It is quite an interesting concept, and the music is no less interesting. Orphaned Land has an uncanny ability to blend styles of many cultures, and they integrate traditional instruments from these cultures, and even sing in multiple languages throughout the album. Occasionally, they even use traditional pieces of music and reinterpret them in their own unique Oriental Metal style. All in all, this is a thrilling ride that will take the listener on a journey unlike any they've ever experienced.
dtguitarfan | 5/5 |


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