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Bands like Orphaned Land (oriental metal etc.)

Discussion in 'Orphaned Land' started by Postmodernist, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Postmodernist

    Postmodernist Yachad el ha'or

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    Hi everyone,
    In this topic let's list all bands that play music that is close to Orphaned Land's, e.g. oriental metal, metal-meets-religious music, Arabian metal, atmospheric doom etc.
     
  2. Postmodernist

    Postmodernist Yachad el ha'or

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    My suggestions:

    + Arkan, album "Hilal" - Arabian folk meets death metal: colorful Arabian instruments and chants plus typical death/thrash metal (like Slayer or Machine Head)

    + (of course) Amaseffer - Jewish progressive/folk/power metal

    + Aghora - progressive metal with female vocals and Egyptian influences

    + Altan Urag - Mongolian nomadic/shamanic metal, melodic with folk and symphonic elements. Very difficult to get, I suggest that you dload it from torrentz.com

    + Almora - Turkish symphonic power metal with certain folk influences

    + Pentagram (Merzakabul) - Turkish thrash-folk metal

    + Uaral - predominantly acoustic atmospheric doom metal with folk elements from Chili

    + Kopruler (Köprüler) - Turkish arrangements of famous classical masterpieces

    + Al-Namrood - Arabian true black metal - kinda too heavy for me, with certail folk influences and anti-Islamic [ideologically pagan] texts in Arabian
     
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    gestinannan New Metal Member

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    although it is not metal at all,i think i can count 'the tea party',especially the edges of twilight era.
    but personally i think amaseffer is the closest.
     
  4. Postmodernist

    Postmodernist Yachad el ha'or

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    Thanks, I'll check The Tea Party (prog-rock with Indian and Middle Easter influences, right?). Kopruler isn't metal either, it just has this unique 'oriental' coloring. I think Amaseffer is more into power metal, and Arkan is closer to OL in other ways.

    Among non-metal performers I can also recommend Natacha Atlas (she's a Belgian Egyptian Jew who chose Islam and sings Qu'ran in new-age/jazz/fusion style), Loreena McKennitt (unique voice like Shlomit Levi's, some melodies are very Middle Eastern).

    AFAIK, Al-Namrood and, most likely, Arkan were influenced by OL's music.
     
  5. gestinannan

    gestinannan New Metal Member

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    somehow tiamat's sumerian sounds,reminds me of the OL as well.
    as for the tea party only look for their edges of twilight and splendor solis era.the other works are not that much of arabesque/eastern/or fusion.
     
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    Chanakya Orphaned Brother

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    There is this awesome band called Infernal Wrath from India whose concert that I recently saw, they are one heck of a band. They are a full on extreme metal act with a lot of Indian and Middle Eastern influence with quite a bit of an atmospheric element along with a few acoustic songs. Their album is due in a week or two, I'll link you guys to them once they upload some of their stuff on the net.

    And @ Postmodernist,
    I just checked out Altan Urag and Uaral and they are both amazing ! I shall check out the other reccos ASAP.
     
  7. Morticia NL.

    Morticia NL. Orphaned sister

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    Try to find their (partly) acoustic EP called Alhambra, some amazing versions of the songs of edges of twilight on this one.
    If you have trouble finding it, you can contact me.

    There is a very interesting part on the cd about all the oriental instruments they used, unfortunately it only runs under an ancient windows version so I haven't been able to get it to work anymore. If someone has a solution for this- I would be very interested to hear it!

    And I vote for Arkan as being very interesting! They hail from France and are formed around an old band member of the Old Dead Tree
    Here is an excellent interview about their ideas etc>>>
    http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/showinterview.php?id=2193&lang=nl

    For non metal, but cool oriental instruments with a dead can dance feel you should check Irfan - a band from Bulgaria
     
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    Stoned Junglist New Metal Member

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    Morticia NL. Orphaned sister

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    Tabletwister O.la K.ala

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    I'll second that. The Amaseffer release is a killer one!
     
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    Check out Melechesh!!!Respect!!!
     
  12. Postmodernist

    Postmodernist Yachad el ha'or

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    Oh yeah, Melechesh, Sumerian true black metal - it's always mentioned in oriental metal threads :)

    Thanks for Irfan, Morticia, I like their music.

    Ok, here you go:
    Loreena McKennitt: "Caravanserai" and "Marrakesh Night Market"
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QpRCK1IbiE&feature=related[/ame]

    Natacha Atlas:


    Kopruler, Karl Orff's "Carmina Burana":


    Altan Urag :
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SQ9bp09s_w&feature=related[/ame] [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6M6icVHZsM&feature=related[/ame]

    If you like Altan Urag, you also need to check Bugotak - Siberian folk/art-rock:
    (cover of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" in Buryatian) (cover of Deep Purple's "Highway Star"; they generally are not a cover band, but these covers just demonstrate their unique style well)

    Almora:
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC0ZGkFI8m0&feature=PlayList&p=E5EAE40B9331C6E6&index=2[/ame]

    Al-Namrood:

    http://www.myspace.com/alnamrood

    Also Narjahanam:
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_5nxpxxBs8&feature=related[/ame]
    (Jiiihaaaad ggrrgrgrgr)

    Arkan:


    Pentagram (Merzakabul):


    Uaral:


    If you liked Uaral, I also recommend Estatic Fear - Austrian neoclassical folk-doom metal
    Their second album (released 1999) is my 4-year obsession:


    Dream Theater's "oriental sounding" "Home" (Jordan Rudess playing synth imitating oud and tabla sound):


    Metallica singing Mongolian song :D


    Rammstein singing Turkish "Estarabim" :D
     
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    gestinannan New Metal Member

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    well amaseffer is absolutely fantastic,well i cant actually find an appropriate adjective to define how good they are:)
    everyone is getting so sick of me trying to make them 'hey listen,arent they great' stuffs.they are way too good for a brand new band:)
     
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    Morticia NL. Orphaned sister

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    Thanks so much for all those videos/links Postmodernist!!!! LOL! I love Loreena McKennitt and that album by Pentagram- Anatolia is amazing.
    Never knew Rammstein did this cover-dare I listen to it?
     
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    gestinannan New Metal Member

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    well about the tea party question,the video that you have mentioned could be seen in youtube.
    the alhambra version of the song 'inanna' is pretty cool,in the end of the song they play 'katibim' a very well known turkish folk/classical song. alhambra is sure a very cool album,but i think splendor solis is way too better with their celtic tunes fusing with the eastern sound.
     
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    Wow i just hear the amaseffer album!!!What a feeling.I'm starting drinking beers!!!
     
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    Morticia NL. Orphaned sister

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    la la la- BC A is laughing his ass off now that I have infected everyone on this forum with Amaseffer:kickass:
    Im only playing the album when he is not there, because I can listen to it all day, but he is a bit tired of it- oops :rolleyes:
     
  18. Postmodernist

    Postmodernist Yachad el ha'or

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    Hm, I can only listen infinitely to Amaseffer's "Zipporah". I guess that's the name of Moses's girlfriend.
     
  19. Hypnos

    Hypnos steck ihn nei!

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    this is a fake video, not a Rammstein cover
     
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    Postmodernist Yachad el ha'or

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    @Hypnos: True. This and Metallica's videos were put here just for fun. This is why there are :D next to them.
     

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