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Release date: 9 March 2004
Style: Progressive folk metal


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Disc I
01. Birth Of The Three (The Unification)
02. Ocean Land (The Revelation)
03. The Kiss Of Babylon (The Sins)
04. A'salk
05. Halo Dies (The Wrath Of God)
06. A Call To Awake (The Quest)
07. Building The Ark
08. Norra El Norra (Entering The Ark)
09. The Calm Before The Flood
10. Mabool (The Flood)
11. The Storm Still Rages Inside
12. Rainbow (The Resurrection)

Disc II [The Calm Before The Flood] [Limited Edition Live Acoustic CD]
01. The Evil Urge
02. A Never Ending Way
03. Mercy [Paradise Lost cover]
04. The Beloved's Cry
05. The Orphaned's Medley

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Staff review by

After a too long waiting of eight years, the oriental sun is finally shining again on your heads. My friends one of the most innovative and fantastic band from Israel is back with a new album that we can already call legend. "Mabool, the Story of the Three Sons of Seven" is the fourth album of the band, and even if their others album are damn great, I must just say that this time the band knew how to do something that everyone can like and fore sure will not be able to forget.

published 31.03.2004 | Comments (11)

Guest review by

Forget everything you know about genres. I'm used of talking about the sound of a band at the beginning of a review. But this album can't be described just by mere genre definitions. They are said to play a mixture of Progressive Death Metal with Arabic folk. But, what exactly is Progressive Death? It sounds like Death? Opeth? Orphaned Land sounds, at it's core, like Progressive Metal, with unusual song structures, technical use of instruments, and no choruses at all. Add to that a constant use of Arabic folk music, with male and female chanting, use of local instruments and riffing that resembles their music. Then add that minimal death mixture, used as some growling, which doesn't stop the beauty of the album, and the sound of some riffs, making them extremely thick and heavy.

published 04.01.2007 | Comments (8)

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rasto - 09.02.2011 at 11:47  
Rating: 10 Masterpiece
Candlemass - 07.07.2011 at 11:46  
Rating: 10 Sassi is a genius.
mz - 08.06.2012 at 23:48  
Rating: 7 Don't get the hype
Rhiannon - 29.03.2013 at 11:39  
Rating: 8 Good album, Ocean Land is cachy as hell.
Reality03 - 20.06.2013 at 18:54  
  Good Album, but overrated IMO.
LeKiwi - 04.07.2014 at 18:03  
Rating: 8 Reminds me of early Solefald with some folk elements...which is not a good thing.
musclassia - 08.11.2014 at 13:44  
Rating: 10 Caught them last night on the Mabool 10th anniversary tour - played almost the entire album (out of sequence) and reminded me of just what a fantastic piece of work this is. It must be one of the most cohesive meshes of metal and folk styles achieved yet

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