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Orphaned Land - All Is One

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Release date: 24 June 2013
Style: Progressive folk metal


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Disc I
01. All Is One
02. The Simple Man
03. Brother
04. Let The Truce Be Known
05. Through Fire And Water
06. Fail
07. Freedom
08. Shama'im
09. Ya Benaye
10. Our Own Messiah
11. Children
12. As I Stare At The Ocean Alone [Limited edition bonus]
13. All Is One [Turkish version] [Limited edition bonus]
14. Children [Arabic chorus version] [Limited edition bonus]

Disc II [Limited edition DVD]
01. Documentary - Creating "All Is One"
02. Studio Clips
    1 - Brother
    2 - Freedom
03. Art Clips
    1 - In Thy Never Ending Way
    2 - Vayehi Or
    3 - M I?
    4 - Bereft In The Abyss

The Best Folk/Pagan/Viking Metal Album Of 2013

Kobi Farhi - vocals
Uri Zelcha - bass
Yossi "Sassi" Saharon - guitars, bouzouki, cumbus
Chen Balbus - guitars, glockenspiel, keyboards
Matan Shmuely - drums

Session musicians
Roei Fridman - percussion
Itzhak Ventura - flutes
Mumin Sesler - qannun
Moran Magal - piano
Salih Kemanci - violin
Umut Senyaylar - violin
Levent Duzagar - violin
Tuncay Duzagar - violin
Cem Olgun - violin
Saban Golge - violin
Ugurcan Sesler - cello
Tarkan Bergamali - viola
Judit Blanka Deák - soprano vocals
Gali Paz - soprano vocals
Karine Vartsky Volk - soprano vocals
Tanya Drubetskaya - soprano vocals
Eszter Halász - soprano vocals
Michal Kerer - soprano vocals
Sivan Traijtenberg-MIlls - soprano vocals
Yael Oren - alto vocals
Yael Abady - alto vocals
Yaara Unger - alto vocals
Noa Stav - alto vocals
Sigal Yaary - alto vocals
Shani Reiter - alto vocals
Boaz Brill - tenor vocals
Gilad Mills - tenor vocals
Yoav Simhoni - tenor vocals
Yotam Gigi - tenor vocals
Ofer Beit Halachmi - tenor vocals
Noam Ben-Hillel - tenor vocals
Eyal Comforti - bass vocals
Itai Kollmann - bass vocals
Itay Regev - bass vocals
Ariel Davis - bass vocals
David Morgenstern - bass vocals
Nate Silverman - bass vocals

Guest musicians
Sharir Amram - vocals
Elram Amram - vocals
Mira Awad - vocals
Vuslat Koçak - vocals
Nalan Tarhan - vocals

Additional info
Release dates:
June 24: Europe
June 25: USA

Produced by Orphaned Land.
Co-producer - Johan Örnborg.
Recorded by:
Johan Örnborg at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden,
Yonatan Kossov (assistant engineer - Ofri Tamim) at Bardo Studios, Israel,
Idam Amsalem at Black Knob studio, Israel,
Yilmaz Karayalim at Sesler Studio, Turkey,
Evren Arkman at Studio Barista, Turkey.
Mixed & masterd by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden.
Band photo by Ami Bornstein.
Drum tech - Ami Bornstein.
Artowork & design by Metastazis.

Staff review by
The sons of the blazing sun and brothers of the orient are a musical force which have received due attention as few bands have a sound as defined, identifiable or unique as Orphaned Land. The folk instrumentation and vocal arrangements incorporated into their music carry a strong cultural resonance that reaches the ears of many listeners from all corners of the globe and from all walks of life. An equally remarkable and noble aspect to their sound has been and remains to be the conviction they show toward spreading a message. Their studio efforts have become increasingly inspired by their undying desire to state the necessity to progress beyond the violence and hostility that afflicts us in this war torn world.

published 20.08.2013 | Comments (9)

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25.07.2013 - 21:26
Rating: 8

Predictable album yet one of 2013's best.
30.07.2013 - 17:52
Rating: 8
Metal Addict
I like "All Is One" much more than their previous album. While on "The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR" it seemed to me that they tried to sound very progressive (might be the influence of Steven Wilson), on this record the music appears to be a bit simpler and, in my opinion, more honest, straight-from-the-heart. That's why I enjoy it.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
25.08.2013 - 05:57
Rating: 8

I would have loved to see more proggy stuff. But the melodic stuff on this album is fantastic. The opening tracks blows me away. A very solid 8.
07.09.2013 - 16:21
Rating: 9
Dreamless Eyes

07.09.2013 - 16:21
Rating: 9
Dreamless Eyes

11.09.2013 - 20:37
Rating: 8

Nice ethnic touch and good songs. One of the best albums of this year to me
21.09.2013 - 01:30
Rating: 9
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba
Woe I love this album esp. "Brother", This is one of the top ten Oriental album ever .
30.09.2013 - 04:06
Rating: 9

Simply amazing
04.07.2014 - 18:18
Rating: 8
High Fist Prog
Easily their most refined album. It felt like they actually knew what they were doing here.
12.08.2014 - 22:41
Rating: 10

LOL best Pagan/Viking Metal Album :lol:
09.04.2015 - 09:02
Rating: 8

More symphony, less prog.
Good album, maybe for a larger audience target, I preferred the previous two!
"Be water, my friend" (Bruce Lee)

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