Monday, September 21, 2009

Orphaned Land - Mabool

Year of release: 2004
Genre: Metal/Folk
Country: Israel

01. Birth Of The Three (The Unification)
02. Ocean Land (The Revelation)
03. The Kiss Of Babylon (The Sins)
04. A'salk
05. Halo Dies (The Wrath Of God)
06. A Call To Awake (The Quest)
07. Building The Ark
08. Norra El Norra (Entering The Ark)
09. The Calm Before The Flood
10. Mabool (The Flood)
11. The Storm Still Rages Inside
12. Rainbow (The Resurrection)

In a few words:
This album proves that metal and folk music are not very far actually. This Israeli band mixes their metal (sometimes progressive, others atmospheric) with traditional instruments, resulting in a very interesting album. Extra credit goes to the female voice.

Personal highlights:
"Ocean Land (The Revelation)", "The Kiss Of Babylon (The Sins)" and "Norra El Norra (Entering The Ark)"