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Release date: 24 June 2013
Style: Progressive folk metal


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Disc I
01. All Is One
02. The Simple Man
03. Brother
04. Let The Truce Be Known
05. Through Fire And Water
06. Fail
07. Freedom
08. Shama'im
09. Ya Benaye
10. Our Own Messiah
11. Children
12. As I Stare At The Ocean Alone [Limited edition bonus]
13. All Is One [Turkish version] [Limited edition bonus]
14. Children [Arabic chorus version] [Limited edition bonus]

Disc II [Limited edition DVD]
01. Documentary - Creating "All Is One"
02. Studio Clips
    1 - Brother
    2 - Freedom
03. Art Clips
    1 - In Thy Never Ending Way
    2 - Vayehi Or
    3 - M I?
    4 - Bereft In The Abyss

The Best Folk/Pagan/Viking Metal Album Of 2013

Lyrics (12)

Kobi Farhi - vocals
Uri Zelcha - bass
Yossi "Sassi" Saharon - guitars, bouzouki, cumbus
Chen Balbus - guitars, glockenspiel, keyboards
Matan Shmuely - drums

Session musicians
Roei Fridman - percussion
Itzhak Ventura - flutes
Mumin Sesler - qannun
Moran Magal - piano
Salih Kemanci - violin
Umut Senyaylar - violin
Levent Duzagar - violin
Tuncay Duzagar - violin
Cem Olgun - violin
Saban Golge - violin
Ugurcan Sesler - cello
Tarkan Bergamali - viola
Judit Blanka Deák - soprano vocals
Gali Paz - soprano vocals
Karine Vartsky Volk - soprano vocals
Tanya Drubetskaya - soprano vocals
Eszter Halász - soprano vocals
Michal Kerer - soprano vocals
Sivan Traijtenberg-MIlls - soprano vocals
Yael Oren - alto vocals
Yael Abady - alto vocals
Yaara Unger - alto vocals
Noa Stav - alto vocals
Sigal Yaary - alto vocals
Shani Reiter - alto vocals
Boaz Brill - tenor vocals
Gilad Mills - tenor vocals
Yoav Simhoni - tenor vocals
Yotam Gigi - tenor vocals
Ofer Beit Halachmi - tenor vocals
Noam Ben-Hillel - tenor vocals
Eyal Comforti - bass vocals
Itai Kollmann - bass vocals
Itay Regev - bass vocals
Ariel Davis - bass vocals
David Morgenstern - bass vocals
Nate Silverman - bass vocals

Guest musicians
Sharir Amram - vocals
Elram Amram - vocals
Mira Awad - vocals
Vuslat Koçak - vocals
Nalan Tarhan - vocals

Additional info
Release dates:
June 24: Europe
June 25: USA

Produced by Orphaned Land.
Co-producer - Johan Örnborg.
Recorded by:
Johan Örnborg at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden,
Yonatan Kossov (assistant engineer - Ofri Tamim) at Bardo Studios, Israel,
Idam Amsalem at Black Knob studio, Israel,
Yilmaz Karayalim at Sesler Studio, Turkey,
Evren Arkman at Studio Barista, Turkey.
Mixed & masterd by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden.
Band photo by Ami Bornstein.
Drum tech - Ami Bornstein.
Artowork & design by Metastazis.

Staff review by

The sons of the blazing sun and brothers of the orient are a musical force which have received due attention as few bands have a sound as defined, identifiable or unique as Orphaned Land. The folk instrumentation and vocal arrangements incorporated into their music carry a strong cultural resonance that reaches the ears of many listeners from all corners of the globe and from all walks of life. An equally remarkable and noble aspect to their sound has been and remains to be the conviction they show toward spreading a message. Their studio efforts have become increasingly inspired by their undying desire to state the necessity to progress beyond the violence and hostility that afflicts us in this war torn world.

published 20.08.2013 | Comments (9)

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StrongLariat - 22.03.2013 at 19:50  
  Oh, yeah!
c.metallerstein - 24.03.2013 at 06:18  
  How am I going to wait all that long !! it seems like a never ending way
JÄY - 25.03.2013 at 03:42  
Written by c.metallerstein on 24.03.2013 at 06:18

it seems like a never ending way

mikeprado30 - 26.03.2013 at 04:47  
  They never disappoint! I hope they will be in the same road for this new release
qlacs - 07.06.2013 at 21:08  
  Damn, I've never been so excited about an Orphaned Land release.
PoetofTragedies - 21.06.2013 at 00:40  
  The album, don't have grolws, and what?
Its perfect! Love this guys!! \m/,
pyrz - 21.06.2013 at 22:02  
Rating: 9 ^Don't know what you're talking about. There are growls on "Fail", for example.
Ahmed Mohamed A - 22.06.2013 at 11:41  
qlacs - 22.06.2013 at 21:27  
  I really love the album cover, it's nice to see people thinking this way.
DrM - 22.06.2013 at 22:09  
Rating: 9
Written by qlacs on 22.06.2013 at 21:27

I really love the album cover, it's nice to see people thinking this way.

Even though this idea is borrowed from Disturbed:

Orphaned Land's design is much better though. Can't wait to hear it.
pyrz - 23.06.2013 at 16:19  
Rating: 9 It looks even better with the special gold print

My favourite album of the year so far, definitely a 9.
renai - 24.06.2013 at 02:24  
  Indeed a nice album. It's my first Orphaned Land disc. It reduce much unneseccererry cheeky silly instrumentation as in their label 'progressive metal' but replaced with friendly folk lick with folk instruments.
advent - 25.06.2013 at 15:39  
Rating: 7 Mmm, an enjoyable album indeed , not special , a lot of folk and less prog elements and a lot of arabic oriental melodies are borrowed from a lot of arabic songs so it is not original for me at all , maybe a 7 well be a just rate for this album.
InnerSelf - 25.06.2013 at 23:14  
  A step down in every aspect from the former album, less variation and some pretty generic proggy moments ... moments of brilliance are still present, but not as often as you'd expect from them !
Borgir - 26.06.2013 at 18:52  
Rating: 10 This is awesome album! So damn awesome! Very well produced, great melodies and lyrics. So much better album than theirs last one. One of the best albums (2013)!
Fat & Sassy! - 27.06.2013 at 00:56  
Written by renai on 24.06.2013 at 02:24

It reduce much unneseccererry cheeky silly instrumentation as in their label 'progressive metal'...

Much like most genres, "progressive" music is a pretty broad category of music. Quirky instrumentation isn't the only characteristic of prog rock, although this album does have its fair share of that kind of thing. It's just that the band writes such accessible and natural music; it's easy to not notice it. Anyhoo, I'm glad you are enjoying this fantastic band's music. I *highly* recommend that you check out Mabool. It's is, in my humble opinion, a masterpiece.
ProgVet - 27.06.2013 at 05:59  
Rating: 9 Bravo Orphaned Land, bravo. Almost as good as Mabool, almost. Those orchestrals…
DrM - 27.06.2013 at 16:29  
Rating: 9 Just got the limited edition version and something sounded familiar with the bonus song "As I stare at the ocean alone".
My friend figured it out - the music is taken precisely from a Yehuda Poliker song חלון לים התיכון ("Chalon Layam Hatichon", a window to the Mediterranean sea).

They did have some collaborations with Poliker a few times.
Atrus - 27.06.2013 at 17:00  
Rating: 8 Their worst album. Still great, but too much generic songs, more accesible for people...
CyberSymphony - 27.06.2013 at 19:13  
Rating: 8 It's good, but rather disappointing, more symphonic and less progressive. Great use of Oriental folk again, but far too simple structures, almost generically average. Not very 'challenging' either compared to Mabool or Neverending...
qlacs - 27.06.2013 at 23:09  
  I like it a lot
chomskeet - 30.06.2013 at 07:16  
Rating: 7 Kinda disappointed it's less like Mabool than ORwarriOR was. Maybe they'll go back to their roots in a future release. Nevertheless, it's still a tight album. Very easy to listen to and quite catchy. By far their most accessible. Hopefully they'll widen their listener base and thus garner enough support to tour the US more often.
Slayerus23 - 03.07.2013 at 17:41  
  Sounds generic, easy and too much orchestral for its purpose. Also, really annoying lyrics.

Am I the only who thinks that they just stopped being metaphorical about religion and stated everything they believe and stand for in these lyrics? There's no art nor soul on saying things this way after releasing such albuns as Mabool or Orwarrior.. We all already know what they want.

This is not challenging at all and their arabic driven songs sound too uninspired and seem all the same. I'll try to give it another pair of spins, but I feel really disappointed regarding this as one of my all time favorite metal bands.
tea[m]ster - 04.07.2013 at 18:56  
Rating: 6 After the first song the album goes downhill for me. I hate that.
Ajay Singh - 11.07.2013 at 23:50  
Rating: 10 Soothing middle eastern melodies. I see some fans expected complex structures, but I don't relish technicality in folk music esp. middle eastern music. Plain vanilla is always goooood.
May the Orphaned land be always barren. \m/
Zadion - 14.07.2013 at 09:57  
Rating: 8 This is honestly a solid album, very good to great, but man... Mabool and ORwarriOR are LEGENDARY. I'm disappointed they threw out so much of the prog.
Sincarnator - 17.07.2013 at 10:34  
Rating: 8 This is something i'm relly proud to own
Unhealer - 17.07.2013 at 15:50  
Rating: 7 Starts really well, but gets damn repetitive as the record progresses. All are pretty much easy-listening songs and it gets tiring, not much diversity in this one. The strongest point here is clearly the production, it sounds amazing.
hadriel - 20.07.2013 at 19:27  
Rating: 5 Most shallow and dumbed down album this band has released both in terms of composition and lyrics.
Sincarnator - 21.07.2013 at 20:13  
Rating: 8 'Brother' shook me totally... but the title track fell back!! still the album's good
CyberSymphony - 23.07.2013 at 17:46  
Rating: 8 Sooooooo disappointed with All Is One, as good as this album is may be. It is getting more and more predictable and boring every time I listen to it. Their worst IMO but its still good music.
DoommyThrashcan - 25.07.2013 at 21:26  
Rating: 8 Predictable album yet one of 2013's best.
NocturnalStalker - 30.07.2013 at 17:52  
Rating: 8 I like "All Is One" much more than their previous album. While on "The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR" it seemed to me that they tried to sound very progressive (might be the influence of Steven Wilson), on this record the music appears to be a bit simpler and, in my opinion, more honest, straight-from-the-heart. That's why I enjoy it.
Ajay Singh - 03.08.2013 at 16:01  
Rating: 10 To me this is the best album in 2013. Though I'm looking forward to behemoth and fleshgod apocalypse's new releases, So far in 2013, the band REALLY worked on their piece would be orphaned land. Best one is children & fail. I sometimes feel like metalbands, these days are losing their grip, but this album makes me love metal even more day by day (after epic fail of BS). 10 years and still on, you are the reason I still check metalstorm. I will always support OL, in all ways I could. Keep making good music guys. \m/
phanto - 25.08.2013 at 05:57  
Rating: 8 I would have loved to see more proggy stuff. But the melodic stuff on this album is fantastic. The opening tracks blows me away. A very solid 8.
Dreamless Eyes - 07.09.2013 at 16:21  
Rating: 9 Amazing.
Dreamless Eyes - 07.09.2013 at 16:21  
Rating: 9 Amazing.
Atom89 - 11.09.2013 at 20:37  
Rating: 8 Nice ethnic touch and good songs. One of the best albums of this year to me
Mehdi Taba - 21.09.2013 at 01:30  
Rating: 10 Woe I love this album esp. "Brother", This is one of the top ten Oriental album ever .
TheOldBoy - 30.09.2013 at 04:06  
Rating: 9 Simply amazing
LeKiwi - 04.07.2014 at 18:18  
Rating: 8 Easily their most refined album. It felt like they actually knew what they were doing here.
Mariusz - 12.08.2014 at 22:41  
Rating: 10 LOL best Pagan/Viking Metal Album :lol:
yeah1980 - 09.04.2015 at 09:02  
Rating: 8 More symphony, less prog.
Good album, maybe for a larger audience target, I preferred the previous two!

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