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Orphaned Land


Experimental/Post Metal

3.87 | 291 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars For European like me, Israel is quite exotic country. It's not Arabic and Israelites would take this probably as offense, but some elements they are incorporating in their music are the same. Let's just call it "Middle-Eastern". There for sure has to be something in the water.

Strings, wild rhythms, choral singing at times, wild pace and complex ' n ' promising song, that's intro - Sapari. Unfortunately, this song (and others) are sometimes so unclear that I don't understand what they are actually singing. Hopefully, lyrics are in English (thank you for choosing to do it this way so people like me can understand without Hebrew dictionary).

But this is not Prog Metal at all costs, sometimes we get some kind of Post Metal guitar sweep picking or sometimes just plucking of strings.

Hell, this is (as Hellboy says) helluva record, these M-Eastern flavours are everywhere through this record and Death Metal growls are of low amount (so Marty is happy because I believe in a world where you can get "tough" music without them, but don't believe me, many people like them so what). So many influences, so many melody twists, so interesting and rewarding experience, this album is real deal that treats listener very well.

There is story, but I wouldn't bother myself with understanding it for now, it will come later (same procedure I did with Scenes From a Memory).

Words simply cannot define how extremely beautiful "The Never Ending Way of ORwarriPR" is. Because what you get here is definitely one of the most interesting experiences of 2010. Truth is that this year brought many albums so far and only some of them are good.

Some simply aren't, but this happens when you have so many releases here.

They simply cannot please everyone and they aren't even trying to do it.

But "Orphaned Land's" fourth installment to world of Prog Rock,

that's something different. Real deal they say, attractive title.

Mysterious cover, even looking like common tattoes.

Unlike this review's row width, this album isn't

descending in quality, on the contrary, it

is evolving, growing on you not with

each listen, but with each track.

Of course, except last one

which serves as some

kind of outro. This

is usual, I'm

used to it.




bad really to

mention, because

this record is almost flawless.

Of course, I'm leaving some kind of

backdoor here because you know, let's give it

few weeks or even months and we'll see what's the final result of this

really unique album. So far one of the best ones I've heard from this year to be honest.

OK, let's promise poor old Marty this little expressionist form of designing review, I don't do this regularly (I never did this actually)

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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