|Review: Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs|
|Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs|
Label: Century Media
Year released: 2018
Genre: Folk Metal
Review online: March 30, 2018
Reviewed by: Bruno Medeiros
for:Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
Rated 4/5 (80%) (7 Votes)
Orphaned Land became a phenomenon by allying the extremely attractive Middle Eastern Folk sound with Death Metal on their first albums, being one of the most unique bands at the time, and from then on they went only uphill. The sixth full-length by the Israeli quintet led by Kobi Farhi and Uri Zelcha draws a parallel between contemporary reality and Plato's Allegory of the Cave, and the result is one of the most beautiful, personal and painstaking albums of 2018 so far.
By using a mix of Middle Eastern aura with aggressive Metal elements like in "We Do Not Resist" and "Take My Hand", or by going on a full-epic scale like in "The Cave", the band succeeds on telling a compelling, memorable and sorrowful story. Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs stands tall as one of the best records of the year until now, and Orphaned Land remains as one of the few bands nowadays that can illustrate their struggles, conquests and defeats of real life through music.
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