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Release date: 25 November 1994
Style: Death folk metal

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01. Sahara: The Sahara's Storm
02. Sahara: Blessed Be Thy Hate
03. Sahara: Ornaments Of Gold
04. Sahara: Aldiar Al Mukadisa -The Holy Land Of Israel
05. Seasons Unite
06. The Beloved's Cry
07. My Requiem
08. Orphaned Land - The Storm Still Rages Inside
09. Above You All [bonus]
10. Pits Of Despair [bonus]

Lyrics (8)


Line-up
Kobi Farhi - vocals
Yossi "Sassi" Saharon - guitars, oud
Matti Svatitzki - guitars
Uri Zelcha - bass
Sami Bachar - drums
Itzik Levi - keyboards, sampler, piano

Session musicians
Hadas Sasi - vocals
Albert Dadon - tarbuka
Abraham Salman - kannun
Amira Salah - vocals


Additional info
Recorded in "Sigma" studios, Tel Aviv, Israel in June 1994.
Produced by Orphaned Land.
Engineer: Tamir Muskat.
Assistant engineer: Gary Gani.
Secondary assistant engineers: Eran Zira, Yotam Agam.
Mixed by Tamir Muskat, Orphaned Land, Gary Gani and Asaf Bar-Lev.
Executive producers: Holy Records, Orphaned Land and Asaf Bar-Lev.
Remastered in 2001 by Itzick Filiba at Master Disk.

2-LP version released in February 2012 limited to 999 copies (333 gold, 333 white-splatter and 333 black vinyl) including two bonus tracks.

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Uirapuru - 01.06.2010 at 22:33  
  The first half of this album is such a disappointment.

Doom/Death with some few choruses and an oriental atmosphere here and there, poorly added to the album's ambience.. technical parts that completly interrupt the moments where the sonority flows pleasant.. and songs waaaaaaay too long.

On the other hand, ''Ornaments Of Gold'' is a nice song, and from ''Seasons Unite'' to on the album gets a little better in some way.. blending the oriental stuff in a better way. The remix of ''The Beloveds Cry'' (among digipack bonuses) is also great.

But overall this is highly overrated.
Darkside Momo - 01.06.2010 at 22:43  
Rating: 8
Written by Uirapuru on 01.06.2010 at 22:33

But overall this is highly overrated.

You say that because now we are able to compare it with Mabool and ORWarrior, which are both much, much better...
Back then, Sahara and El Norra Alila were pure greatness, as they were so unique...
JD - 07.05.2011 at 14:55  
Rating: 8
Written by Darkside Momo on 01.06.2010 at 22:43

Written by Uirapuru on 01.06.2010 at 22:33

But overall this is highly overrated.

You say that because now we are able to compare it with Mabool and ORWarrior, which are both much, much better...
Back then, Sahara and El Norra Alila were pure greatness, as they were so unique...

Can't Agree more!
musicalkaratekid - 10.02.2012 at 15:30  
Rating: 7 This is probably the underrated album of OL's back catalogue, though the vocals really drag it down a bit. There is still some good songwriting to be found on here, as on the last two tracks.
b_la_bestia - 24.05.2012 at 22:48  
Rating: 10 It's neither underrated nor overrated it is what it is. I must agree that if this was not your first OL album then it might be a little disappointing. I started listening OL with Sahara a few years back and I just fell in love with Ornaments of gold.
Góral - 20.02.2013 at 23:38  
Rating: 7 Good album to start, but then it gets only better.
NocturnalStalker - 20.08.2014 at 18:11  
Rating: 7 Good album, but not too impressive compared to many other albums released in early-mid 90's. And somehow I noticed that I like bonus tracks more than the others.

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