Israel’s folk metal pioneers Orphaned Land need no introduction. Formed in 1992, they’ve been active for more than 20 (there was a hiatus between 1997 and 2001) years and giving us prime examples of folk metal. They take their time between releases but one can always be sure that the next Orphaned Land records is going to be amazing. And we’ve assured of that once again when they returned with Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs, 5 years after All Is One. This is an utterly impressive album that is crafted passionately and diligently. I’m not at all hesitant call Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs their magnum opus. Since this was the case, an interview with them was a must. We had a chat with the lead guitarist (also bouzoukist, pianist, and xylophonist) Chen Balbus.
Rating: 9.5/10 Rating: 26 January 2018 Label: Century Media Orphaned Land has been on my radar since their beginning. They have a different sound and vibe from most folk-metal/progressive rock bands. They have been focused on creating a unique sound and also for spreading a message of peace and inclusion …Continue reading →
By: Vinicius Rating: 5.5/10 Release: 28 August 2016 Label: Century Media Records “Kna’an” is a collaboration between Amaseffer and Orphaned Land. I can summarize “Kna’an” in one word: disappointment. After the awesome and epic “All Is One” (2013) I didn’t expect this – really… and Amaseffer made a nice work …Continue reading →
10-4-2015 Effenaar Eindhoven, The Netherlands Orphaned Land I had to wait a long time for this, but finally I get to see Orphaned Land live. After the shaped a new style of Middle-Eastern metal the last few decades, they also stand out for their mission. A mission to shape a …Continue reading →
Score: 8/10 Release: 24-6-2013 Label: Century Media Records In 2011 Orphaned Land released a live DVD. But we have to go back to 2010 for the last studio album of these Oriental Folk-metal band. Their previous studio album The Never Ending Way of OrwarriOR was a real masterpiece, one of …Continue reading →
To promote Oriental Metal Kobi Farhi, the singer of Orphaned Land put together a compilation CD. We received it to write a review about it, something we’re doing with pleasure of course. This is not a usual one for our reviewers, we’re not reviewing all metal, and this is like …Continue reading →
Rating: 10/10 Release: 25 January 2011 Label: Century Media Records For anyone who doesn’t know this band: play this CD “The Never Ending Way of ORWarriOR” and you know immediately where they’re from. The Middle-east is dripping of this album. The description Middle Eastern metal which is used by the …Continue reading →