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Release date: 9 June 2008
Style: Progressive metal, Oriental folk metal


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01. Sorrow
02. Slaves For Life
03. Birth Of Deliverance
04. Midian
05. Zipporah
06. Burning Bush
07. The Wooden Staff
08. Return To Egypt
09. Ten Plagues
10. Land Of The Dead

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"Oriental" Folk / Progressive Metal
Label: InsideOut Music / SPV
Israel: 2008
Length: 77:44

Line-Up on the CD:
Lead vocals: Mats Levens
Oriental vocals: Kobi Farhi
Guitars: Yuval Kramer
Guitars: Hanan Avramovich
Drums: Erez Yohanan

Special guests:
Growls vocals on "Midian": Angela Gossow
Growls vocals on "Midian": Yotam 'Defiler' Avni
Female vocals on "Zipporah": Maya Avraham
Bass on "Zipporah" and "The Burning Bush": Yair Yona
Tablas on "Slaves For Life" and "Midian": Yatziv Caspi
Flutes: Amir Gvirtzman

The album is the first in a trilogy about the history of the people of Israel as portrayed in the old testament.

The album was recorded and mixed by Markus Teske (Vanden Plas, Abydos, Saga live) and the artwork was done by Mattias Noren (Evergrey, Kamelot, Epica).

Staff review by

Israel is maybe not the most famous Metal country but obviously the Metal scene there is probably one of the most intelligent and innovative one. If we have some legendary bands like Orphaned Land, Salem, or Blackfield (which is half British of course) we have now a new pretender and definitely this is something! With their first release which features a lot of amazing guests, the guys of Amaseffer already prove that we will have to keep their names in our minds, "Slaves For Life" is an exceptional and original epic release.

published 10.12.2008 | Comments (33)

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BMR Monkey - 09.01.2011 at 18:47  
Rating: 10 This album is on my top 3 of 2008, among with amon amarths
MétalNoir - 12.01.2011 at 02:59  
Rating: 7 According to the album cover, isn't the exact title supposed to be "Exodus - Slaves for Life"?
Mehdi Taba - 05.06.2011 at 17:59  
Rating: 10 This a east treasure .
qlacs - 04.01.2013 at 16:01  
Rating: 7 Damn, when I heard the vocals I knew it's Mats Levén. That guy is so awesome.
Rhiannon - 25.03.2013 at 14:04  
Rating: 6
Written by qlacs on 04.01.2013 at 16:01

Damn, when I heard the vocals I knew it's Mats Levén. That guy is so awesome.

Totally agree, he is one of my favourite male vocalists, I love him in Therion.
This album is OK, although a bit boring, too long and slow songs. The best ones IMO are Slaves For Life and Land Of The Dead.
qlacs - 26.09.2013 at 15:32  
Rating: 7
Written by Rhiannon on 25.03.2013 at 14:04

This album is OK, although a bit boring, too long and slow songs. The best ones IMO are Slaves For Life and Land Of The Dead.

Exactly. It's feels very slow and not building up the way I'd expect. Mats is awesome though, check out Radiance if you haven't
BlessedMetal - 13.11.2013 at 16:38  
Rating: 9 MAsterpice
metalmorph282014 - 06.03.2014 at 00:15  
Rating: 10 Brillant album, beautiful piece of art---

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