Header
Orphaned Land - The Beloved's Cry (Demo) CD (album) cover

THE BELOVED'S CRY (DEMO)

Orphaned Land

Experimental/Post Metal


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Bookmark and Share
The Crow
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars The debut of this incredible band from Israel was this good EP...

Their ideas was not really clear yet, and the sound is poor... But this is a really interesting hearing anyway. The first song from Orphaned Land were more Death Metal oriented than their later El Norra Alila, and not so complex, imaginative and perfectionated like the masterpiece Mabool. But it's original enough to having a good rating...

The rough death metal riffs are mixed with some oriental instruments, and hearing some arab melodies mixed with the Kobi Fahri's growls is something unique... We must admit that Orphaned Land were maybe the pioneers of this mixture between 80's and 90's death metal with the tradicional music from Israel. And we have better work from this band than this inmature EP... But the roots and the good ideas were here yet.

Best tracks: Seasons Unite (good and complex track), Above you All (with a great oriental melody used again in Mabool...) and The Beloved's Cry (a classic acoustic and obligated in the Orphaned Land's concerts).

Conclusion: rough, inmature and short... But full of new ideas and some good songs. Sahara perfectionated this style and some of this songs later, El Norra Alila was another step forward, Mabool was the confirmation and their great masterpiece... But The Beloved's Cry gave us a glimpse of the incredible potential of this band: deep and conceptual lyrics, good Kobi Fahri singing, the typical Yossi Sassi solos, use of traditional instruments... The elemets were here, they only had to be perfectionated.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to The Crow (BETA) | Report this review (#166144)
Posted Wednesday, April 09, 2008 | Review Permalink
UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR
Honorary Collaborator
2 stars The Beloved's Cry is a demo album from Israelian progressive extreme metal act Orphaned Land. The demo was originally released by the band but has since been re-released a couple of times with an added DVD bonus track on the re-release from M.D.M.A Records from 1999. To be honest Iīve always kept my distance to the band. When their debut album Sahara was released I listened to it in a record store and dismissed it and I havenīt listened to any other album from the band since. Iīm trying to make amends to that by listening to the albums now and reviewing them.

The music on The Belovedīs Cry is in Doom/ Death metal territory. There are not many progressive tendencies here. There are a few middle eastern sounding parts but they are very few. Bands like Paradise Lost ( Lost Paradise, Gothic) and Novemberīs Doom comes to mind. Most songs on the album is in that doom death style with deep growling vocals and heavy doomy but generally mid-paced riffs. The title track stand out though as it is a ballad/ duet where vocalist Kobi Farhi sings clean and is complimented by a female voice. Beautiful but not excellent. It reminds me a bit of the gothic tinged Moonspell.

The musicianship is good, but the interplay is not really that interesting. I like the deep growling vocals though.

The production is good when you remember that itīs a demo. This is below standard studio album quality though.

The Belovedīs Cry is a pretty good Doom/ death album but itīs not very interesting to me personally. I much prefer other releases in that genre. 2 stars will be my rating.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to UMUR (BETA) | Report this review (#189204)
Posted Friday, November 14, 2008 | Review Permalink
2 stars The real debut album from Orphaned Land.

Sahara is officially the debut album from this band. But this demo is clocking in at forty minutes and has a good sound. Then again, Sahara is such a legendary & influential debut album that I think we leaves it as it is.

Beloved Cry is forty minutes of dark death metal with some hints of what to come on Sahara. But the songs on Beloved Cry is very much more straight forward death/doom metal than their official albums. But it is pretty evident that this band was going places with this demo and it caught the attention of the metal world.

The quality is OK, but not really anything more than that. This is a purchase for the Orphaned Land collector and nobody else. I frankly finds the music competent delivered, but rather dull too. Which explains my rating.

2 stars

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to toroddfuglesteg (BETA) | Report this review (#563365)
Posted Sunday, November 06, 2011 | Review Permalink

ORPHANED LAND The Beloved's Cry (Demo) ratings only


chronological order | showing rating only

Post a review of ORPHANED LAND The Beloved's Cry (Demo)


You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.08 seconds