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Album: Orphaned Land – All Is One

July 12th, 2013

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Orphaned Land
All Is One
Century Media
24 June 2013

by David Keevill

Writing about Orphaned Land and not mentioning the Palestine-sized elephant in the room is near-impossible. The Arab-Israeli conflict and the murky, tumultuous politics that have followed Zionism into the twenty-first century has coloured everything that the Israeli progressive metallers have written over the last twenty years. The devastating, seemingly irreparable, culture splits that have been right in front of them their entire lives pervades their music entirely, from the lyrics and themes through to their eccentric mixture of musical styles.

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Sunday Slaylist: Metal from the Middle East

April 15th, 2012

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The Middle East is a perpetual presence in world affairs – at the time of writing, the ceasefire between Syria’s government and rebel forces rests on a knife edge, Egypt’s first truly free presidential elections in decades is already mired in controversy, and the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran continue to prove inconclusive. It’s against this background of uprising and upheaval that Jon Kerr offers up this week’s Spotify Slaylist as a “horns-up” to all our Middle Eastern metal brethren.

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