Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR


8.4 | 535 votes |
Release date: 25 January 2010
Style: Progressive folk metal

Owners:

599 have it
95 want it
2 trade it


Disc I
[Part I: Godfrey's Cordial - An ORphan's Life]
01. Sapari
02. From Broken Vessels
03. Bereft In The Abyss
04. The Path Part 1 - Treading Through Darkness
05. The Path Part 2 - The Pilgrimage To Or Shalem
06. Olat Ha'tamid

[Part II: Lips Acquire Stains - The WarriOR Awakens]
07. The Warrior
08. His Leaf Shall Not Wither
09. Disciples Of The Sacred Oath II
10. New Jerusalem
11. Vayehi Or
12. M I ?

[Part III: Barakah - Enlightening The Cimmerian]
13. Barakah
14. Codeword: Uprising
15. In Thy Never Ending Way (Epilogue)

Disc II[Tour Edition bonus]
01. Estarabim [feat. Erkin Koray]
02. Above You All [Demo from 1992]
03. Pits Of Despair [Demo from 1992]
04. Sapari [Instrumental]
05. Bereft In The Abyss [Instrumental]

The Best Progressive Metal Album Of 2010

Additional info
Release dates:

January 25: Europe
January 27: Japan
February 9: USA

The enhanced Tour Edition includes the "Sapari" Music Video, its making of and a making of of the photo shoot.

OrWarrior means "Warrior of Light", and the concept will be about the battle between light and darkness.

Staff review by
Darkside Momo
Rating:
9.6
"This is a resistance dispatch. Codeword: Illumination."

After a six-years-long wait, Orphaned Land are finally back. Don't be fooled by the quite classical (well, for Orphaned Land) opener "Sapari", the rest of the album is clearly not as straightforward!
And, just like their previous album Mabool, TNEWOORW (shorter this way, eh?) is a concept album. This one is quite a biblical metaphor, telling us about the spiritual journey of one man that becomes a warrior of Light. Oh, and 'Or' in Hebrew means light, hence the 'ORWarrior' in the album's title.

Read more ››
published 20.08.2010 | Comments (21)

Released one month ago, it hasn't leaved my CD played (or my Ipod) since.
It's been six long years since Orphaned Land offered us the wonderful Mabool. Did they do better? I honestly can't say... But who cares? Both are awesome masterpieces of metal, extreme, folk, prog, melody, all of that and more.
So, come abroad in this musical journey, following a soul lost in darkness that becomes a warrior of light...
Definitely an album to be experienced, not merely listened to.

Darkside Momo's picks | More picks ››

Found in 48 lists
Top lists



Comments

Comments: 77   Visited by: 1237 users
22.01.2010 - 14:21
Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk
To Mega Therion
Seams it has leaked...
----


Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one, and they all stink.
Loading...
22.01.2010 - 16:05
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Well...the band already put out 3 songs or how much...it isnt so dramatic change
----
My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep


Loading...
22.01.2010 - 18:12
Rating: 7
Mikyz
Doesn't sound too promising imo, feels pretentious. :S Topping Mabool is a near impossible task, hopefully I'm wrong. XD
----
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.
Loading...
22.01.2010 - 18:54
Inlé
Oh come on. Mabool wasn't exactly completely non-pretentious.

Either way, I shall be trying this one soon. I dont usually care for much associated with "prog", but this band have never disappointed me so far.
Loading...
22.01.2010 - 23:51
stevil2002
Topping Mabool is a seemingly impossible task but i've listened to this album once and it has great promise, a few more listens and I could be convinced, however there were, at first listen not as many beautiful sounding melodies...but all in all, an amazing, meaningful album
Loading...
23.01.2010 - 18:19
PAOK1926
Oh my God.....i loved that album....i think one of the best of decade....i love all the east sounds of this band.....!!!!

Greetings from Greece!
Loading...
24.01.2010 - 22:47
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
I wonder what Muslims will think of "Disciples Of The Sacred Oath II". I've already heard some complaining about singing words from the Holy Qur'an, but hopefully everyone can see that it is done in a respectful manner- meant to emphasize the beauty of the words. Great album, I enjoy this one more than even Mabool.
Loading...
25.01.2010 - 00:52
Rating: 6
magatouve
magatouve@hotmail.com
Written by Introspekrieg on 24.01.2010 at 22:47

I wonder what Muslims will think of "Disciples Of The Sacred Oath II". I've already heard some complaining about singing words from the Holy Qur'an, but hopefully everyone can see that it is done in a respectful manner- meant to emphasize the beauty of the words. Great album, I enjoy this one more than even Mabool.

I guess most Muslim metal fans wouldn't mind it... but don't know about the conservative close-minded bastards. Orphaned Land anyway is one of the most popular metal bands in the Middle East. it's almost the only Israeli musical act I know of which enjoys a considerable dedicated following in the Arab and Islamic World. This is not at all a small thing by an measure in the light of the relations between Israel and most Muslim countries.... hope the album is as great as Mabool, though this is not an easy task at all!
Loading...
25.01.2010 - 16:23
DahliaRock
Really mixed feelings about this album.. it sounds nice, but nothing sticks, not like Mabool.. and sounds like Mabool at times, and not strong enough.. I guess I will have to listen about 50 more times before I can decide?
Loading...
26.01.2010 - 11:12
Rating: 9
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Gotta listen to the album, everyone seems to have an opinion about it, either great or very disappointing. Let's see.
----
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.


My Instagram
Loading...
26.01.2010 - 11:53
Darkside Momo
Retired
It's good to hear them again. And yes it's the same quality as Mabool. Better or worse, I don't know, and I'm not sure I care.
What's sure is that it's beautiful, emotional, and that I'm enjoying it a lot.
----
My Author's Blog (in French)


"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you"

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I am awake"
Loading...
27.01.2010 - 02:28
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
I am very impressed with the drumming and production, everything sounds beautiful. Kobi's haunting melodies are stuck in my head all day. I wish this album wasn't so good so I could actually listen to my new Myrath CD more than once already
Loading...
27.01.2010 - 14:54
Deadsoulman
Lemmyng
I can't say for the album as a whole because like Mabool I need to let it sink in, but that little melodic riff in "The Path Part 1 - Treading Through Darkness" is totally awesome.
Loading...
27.01.2010 - 20:57
Darkside Momo
Retired
Written by Deadsoulman on 27.01.2010 at 14:54

I can't say for the album as a whole because like Mabool I need to let it sink in, but that little melodic riff in "The Path Part 1 - Treading Through Darkness" is totally awesome.

There are many awesome parts like this one. And Kobi Farhi is just awesome (even more).
BUT, this album is more difficult to get into than Mabool...
----
My Author's Blog (in French)


"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you"

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I am awake"
Loading...
27.01.2010 - 21:06
Rating: 7
Mikyz
AFter a few listens, I got more into the album but it still isn't near the level of Mabool. A few tracks are very enjoyable though like Bereft in the Abyss. I believe that one of the reasons it didn't sink in like Mabool is because it isn't as melodic. Well that's just me.
----
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.
Loading...
27.01.2010 - 21:21
|pyro|
Written by Deadsoulman on 27.01.2010 at 14:54

I can't say for the album as a whole because like Mabool I need to let it sink in, but that little melodic riff in "The Path Part 1 - Treading Through Darkness" is totally awesome.


This song is so awesome. I can't get enought of it. Reminds me of middle eastern Dream Theater.
Loading...
27.01.2010 - 22:33
Rating: 7
seafood
I never listened to Mabool, but after the first few listens it topped everything I heard from last year (maybe except of Kalisia). Still got to listen to it few more times, but it's on a good way of becoming one of my favourite
Loading...
28.01.2010 - 01:10
Zuzuz0r
Written by Darkside Momo on 27.01.2010 at 20:57

this album is more difficult to get into than Mabool...


I thought I was the only who thought that, but it seems don't, I completely agree on this album being harder to get into, Mabool was way more catchy and melodic, and focused more on that kind of stuff, ORwarriOR seem to be more focused on songrwiting.
----
If this grand panorama before me is what you call God
Then God is not dead.
Loading...
28.01.2010 - 13:49
Rating: 6
Wes
This band would be way better without the Arabic stuff. It's cool but I don't know ><
I hate to criticize this album because they put so much work into it and in many ways it's a work of art.

But I just can't say I like it or like listening to it, and somehow as someone said it feels PRETENTIOUS. what the hell.
Loading...
29.01.2010 - 14:51
Rating: 9
mariano
If you don't like the "Arabic stuff" then why would you listen to a band that has been tagged as Oriental Folk Metal?

In my opinion that's the specie that makes their music sound so interesting. All those melodies and rare instruments are the essence of Orphaned Land, it is what makes them sound different from stupid bands like Nile.
Loading...
29.01.2010 - 16:24
Rating: 9
Hamird
HIV+
Mariano is correct, what's the point of listening to a middle-eastern folk Metal band when you don't like the middle-east? Though they're not all Arabic.. Mostly the elements used in their songs are Hebrew/Jewish and Turkish..
Loading...
30.01.2010 - 16:57
Rating: 9
Jeff
Freaky Admin
Written by Deadsoulman on 27.01.2010 at 14:54

I can't say for the album as a whole because like Mabool I need to let it sink in, but that little melodic riff in "The Path Part 1 - Treading Through Darkness" is totally awesome.



Haha true! And not only on this song (the riff of "From Broken Vessels" for example is excellent too ! )


Imo, ORwarriOR is less epic than Mabool, a bit more "popy" but a lot more progresssive and then deeper and complex. That's just different but it cleary rocks too, and Orphaned Land didn't fall into the stupid trap of the "let's do the same thing again, it will work!"
----
Come with us to Hellfest 2011!
Loading...
31.01.2010 - 05:25
Zuzuz0r
Lol, taking out the Middle Eastern influence from Orphaned Land, is like taking out the acoustics from Opeth, or taking out the growls from Death Metal, or eating a hamburger without meat, or whatever, you get the point.
----
If this grand panorama before me is what you call God
Then God is not dead.
Loading...
31.01.2010 - 21:03
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Introspekrieg on 24.01.2010 at 22:47

I wonder what Muslims will think of "Disciples Of The Sacred Oath II". I've already heard some complaining about singing words from the Holy Qur'an, but hopefully everyone can see that it is done in a respectful manner- meant to emphasize the beauty of the words. Great album, I enjoy this one more than even Mabool.


Indeed .
The words that they used are on of the most beautiful parts in The Holy Qur'an discribing Allah's beauty
I was sceptical but decided to give this band a try and I was not disappointed
I actually got the chills after listening to "Disciples Of The Sacred Oath II"
----
He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
Loading...
31.01.2010 - 21:46
InnerSelf
proofread free
Now I am listening to this song again and after realy consentrating I believe the band did not use the same words used in The Holy Qur'an

Something feels wrong
----
He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
Loading...
31.01.2010 - 22:38
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
Written by InnerSelf on 31.01.2010 at 21:46

Now I am listening to this song again and after realy consentrating I believe the band did not use the same words used in The Holy Qur'an

Something feels wrong


Here is a link to the lyrics
http://www.lyricsmania.com/disciples_of_the_sacred_oath_ii_lyrics_orphaned_land.html
Loading...
01.02.2010 - 15:02
Rating: 9
Drekavac
Well... I started listening to this album a couple days ago, i sure love Orphaned Land and this album is awesome but in my opinion, i think the guys made a mistake choosing Steven Wilson to be their producer, he made them sound just like Opeth in some songs, "The Path Part 1 - Treading Through Darkness" for instance, Kboi's vocals is Mikael's himself. don't get me wrong, i like Steven Wilson and he's a great musician, it's just that i wasn't expecting that kinda resemblance.

overall, great album 9+
Loading...
04.02.2010 - 11:15
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Introspekrieg on 31.01.2010 at 22:38

Written by InnerSelf on 31.01.2010 at 21:46

Now I am listening to this song again and after realy consentrating I believe the band did not use the same words used in The Holy Qur'an

Something feels wrong


Here is a link to the lyrics
http://www.lyricsmania.com/disciples_of_the_sacred_oath_ii_lyrics_orphaned_land.html



الله نور السموات والأرض مثل نوره كمشكاةٍ فيها مصباح
يهدي الله لنوره من يشاء ويضرب الله الأمثال للناس والله بكل شيءٍ عليم
[English translation:]
Allah is the light of heavens and earth, his light is like a blessed niche that needs no fire to set ablaze.
Allah guides to his light those who find him in their hearts, and sets forth parables for mankind,
Allah is cognizant of all.

So I was right
The "Ayah" is actually longer
but I have nothing to say
----
He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
Loading...
04.02.2010 - 11:47
Darkside Momo
Retired
Written by InnerSelf on 04.02.2010 at 11:15

الله نور السموات والأرض مثل نوره كمشكاةٍ فيها مصباح
يهدي الله لنوره من يشاء ويضرب الله الأمثال للناس والله بكل شيءٍ عليم
[English translation:]
Allah is the light of heavens and earth, his light is like a blessed niche that needs no fire to set ablaze.
Allah guides to his light those who find him in their hearts, and sets forth parables for mankind,
Allah is cognizant of all.

So I was right
The "Ayah" is actually longer
but I have nothing to say

What do you mean by that? Did Kobhi changed the way to pronounce it?
----
My Author's Blog (in French)


"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you"

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I am awake"
Loading...
04.02.2010 - 11:52
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Darkside Momo on 04.02.2010 at 11:47

Written by InnerSelf on 04.02.2010 at 11:15

الله نور السموات والأرض مثل نوره كمشكاةٍ فيها مصباح
يهدي الله لنوره من يشاء ويضرب الله الأمثال للناس والله بكل شيءٍ عليم
[English translation:]
Allah is the light of heavens and earth, his light is like a blessed niche that needs no fire to set ablaze.
Allah guides to his light those who find him in their hearts, and sets forth parables for mankind,
Allah is cognizant of all.

So I was right
The "Ayah" is actually longer
but I have nothing to say

What do you mean by that? Did Kobhi changed the way to pronounce it?


No
there are "very long" parts missing "parts that give more value to this Ayah"
in terms of pronouncing he did a very good job
----
He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
Loading...

Hits total: 30923 | This month: 44