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Orphaned Land


Experimental/Post Metal

4.06 | 330 ratings

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5 stars Magnificent and marvelous. After so many words being written for this album I can only add that it captures you and never leaves you.The band produced a great concept, mixed various styles, especially their local ones, performed epically and gave us a monumental record. Surely a milestone to their career and one of the great ones of Progressive Metal.

As for the story and the lyrics, I am not an expert of religion(s) but the scriptural story is interesting. The band made a good choice by selecting various languages. It gave a more pious prespective to the songs. The three characters of different religions is a nice idea. If there are any hidden messages, well I don't know but it fits to the music.

And the music is excelent. It reminds you of many things (goth, folk, symphonic) but you must admit, it's unique. It is their sound and I believe in the future we will use this band as a measure. All performances are strong and well balanced. Everything is where it should be.

The only disadvantage of this record are the growling parts. I never got used to it in any death metal band but in this record are justified.It is for the sake of diversity.

In the beginning I wanted to give 4 stars. After the second listening I got to 4.5 stars. Now I believe that anything different from 5 stars will be unfair. Masterpiece.

Sophocles | 5/5 |


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