Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs



8.1 | 246 votes |
Release date: 26 January 2018
Style: Progressive folk metal

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32 want it


01. The Cave
02. We Do Not Resist
03. In Propaganda
04. All Knowing Eye
05. Yedidi
06. Chains Fall To Gravity
07. Like Orpheus
08. Poets Of Prophetic Messianism
09. Left Behind
10. My Brother's Keeper
11. Take My Hand
12. Only The Dead Have Seen The End of War
13. The Manifest - Epilogue

Line-up
Kobi Farhi - vocals
Matan Shmuely - drums, percussion
Chen Balbus - bouzouki, guitars, piano, vocals, xylophone
Idan Amsalem - bouzouki, guitars
Uri Zelcha - bass

Guest musicians
Tomas "Tompa" Lindberg - vocals
Hansi Kürsch - vocals
Steve Hackett - guitars

Additional info
Mixed by Jens Bogren.
Mastered by Tony Lindgren,
Edited by Linus Corneliusson at Fascination Street Studios.
Recorded by Jens Bogren and Idan Amsalem at Fascination Street Studios and at Black Knob Studio.
Additional recordings by Yonatan Kossov at Jaffa Sound Arts and Bardo Studios.
Cover art & photography by Metastazis.

Staff review by
Darkside Momo
Rating:
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According to most Orphaned Land fans, the quality went downhill - if ever so slowly - since Mabool... but a masterpiece is hard to top anyway. So, what about Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs?

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published 15.01.2018 | Comments (12)

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06.07.2017 - 17:07
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
This is gonna be a masterpiece at the very least.
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02.10.2017 - 09:03
tiny dog ghosts
High hopes. Nothing really came near Mabool, but nothing has been BAD from them either.
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16.12.2017 - 19:52
Antares8001
You had me at Hansi Kürsch.
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29.12.2017 - 17:10
Rating: 9
Netzach
Sounds like they have come full circle, there's a little bit of every one of their past albums here - the death prog of Mabool, the lush symphonic instrumentation of Orwarrior and the choirs and pop sensibility of All is One.

I was afraid the departure of Yossi would have dire consequences but nope, this is on par with their best stuff.
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02.01.2018 - 11:52
Rating: 7
Kais
Highly anticipating this.
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07.01.2018 - 13:33
Rating: 8
Grouch Douglas
I just watched an interview with Kobi and he said some songs on the album were censored on purpose. I find that experiment a little strange and i hope the bleeps don't ruin the listening experience. I still am really looking forward to this one though.
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13.01.2018 - 18:45
Darkside Momo
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Written by Grouch Douglas on 07.01.2018 at 13:33

I just watched an interview with Kobi and he said some songs on the album were censored on purpose. I find that experiment a little strange and i hope the bleeps don't ruin the listening experience. I still am really looking forward to this one though.

Source, please?
Well I hope they won't be on the album version. What a waste if they are.
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14.01.2018 - 20:30
Rating: 8
Grouch Douglas
Written by Darkside Momo on 13.01.2018 at 18:45

Written by Grouch Douglas on 07.01.2018 at 13:33

I just watched an interview with Kobi and he said some songs on the album were censored on purpose. I find that experiment a little strange and i hope the bleeps don't ruin the listening experience. I still am really looking forward to this one though.

Source, please?
Well I hope they won't be on the album version. What a waste if they are.

It was on a YouTube channel called Loud TV. The band also made a post about it on their facebook page. Unfortunately it looks like it will be on the album version.
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15.01.2018 - 00:25
Darkside Momo
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Written by Grouch Douglas on 14.01.2018 at 20:30

It was on a YouTube channel called Loud TV. The band also made a post about it on their facebook page. Unfortunately it looks like it will be on the album version.

Thanks for the answer mate!

Here's the whole post on facebook:
Quote:
Many fans ask us about this "beep" sound on 'We Do Not Resist'.

'Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs' is an angry/tragic protest album. We are the ones that actually have decided to censor ourselves, when you'll have the album booklet at your hands, you'll also see that these words are deleted and censored.

We basically wanted to use the "beep" sounds as parts of the music. Also as a part of the concept, as if we are trying to deliver a message and being silenced by the system.

The "beeps" sounds appear on four different place around the album. We were always big fans of all these sounds - white noise (We already used it from the times of El Norra Alila & Mabool), Phone sounds & radio freqs (ORwarriOR), Morse (All Is One) and now those "beeps" too - all those sounds that are there in Propaganda and Censorship are part of the music if you want.

So it's just for you to know what's the reasons behind it.
We censored ourselves.
And we did not resist!
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"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
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15.01.2018 - 21:24
ManiacBlasphemer
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Written by Darkside Momo on 15.01.2018 at 00:25

Quote:
Many fans ask us about this "beep" sound on 'We Do Not Resist'.

'Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs' is an angry/tragic protest album. We are the ones that actually have decided to censor ourselves, when you'll have the album booklet at your hands, you'll also see that these words are deleted and censored.

We basically wanted to use the "beep" sounds as parts of the music. Also as a part of the concept, as if we are trying to deliver a message and being silenced by the system.

The "beeps" sounds appear on four different place around the album. We were always big fans of all these sounds - white noise (We already used it from the times of El Norra Alila & Mabool), Phone sounds & radio freqs (ORwarriOR), Morse (All Is One) and now those "beeps" too - all those sounds that are there in Propaganda and Censorship are part of the music if you want.

So it's just for you to know what's the reasons behind it.
We censored ourselves.
And we did not resist!



I find this moronic a bit. But wth, I'll listen to it first then pass the judgement.
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15.01.2018 - 22:13
Darkside Momo
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Written by ManiacBlasphemer on 15.01.2018 at 21:24

I find this moronic a bit. But wth, I'll listen to it first then pass the judgement.

As I said in the review, while I can understand how it fits the concept, music-wise it just doesn't work...
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26.01.2018 - 02:40
Rating: 9
Really good stuff, not as accessible as All Is One but it's really working for me on repeated listens.
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26.01.2018 - 06:52
Rating: 8
masterofdisguise
I woundn't say this is my favorite album from this band (Mabool still is), but I'm loving it. Not only the music is great, but the concept behind makes it even better. It's pure emotion.
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26.01.2018 - 22:46
Rating: 8
Nick Carter
Just a spark away from being a great album. Still my favorite 2018 album.
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27.01.2018 - 07:26
Rating: 10
diamondblack
This album is amazing. Possibly one of the best OL's work.
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28.01.2018 - 23:55
Rating: 9
ThomasBryant
Love it one of my favorites this year so far.
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29.01.2018 - 11:58
Theodore V
Sorry to all the fans but I don't get this band at all...
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30.01.2018 - 21:14
Rating: 9
SAY10
This is probably my favorite work from Orphaned Land and "Chains Fall to Gravity" goes right to my all-time favorite songs list. Amazing album.
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02.02.2018 - 14:58
Rating: 7
Dark Horizons
Written by Theodore V on 29.01.2018 at 11:58

Sorry to all the fans but I don't get this band at all...
No problem if you don't like OL, but rating 1 is really ridiculous. And not objective.
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08.02.2018 - 22:42
Rating: 8
Nick Carter
Written by Theodore V on 29.01.2018 at 11:58

Sorry to all the fans but I don't get this band at all...

Giving a "1" to a band you "don't understand" sounds too drastic to me. Don't you think its too low?
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12.02.2018 - 15:09
Rating: 7
ShadowGlanzmann
Not bad. Not spetacular. A good album.
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16.02.2018 - 18:17
Rating: 5
metalbrat
Orphaned land is an over rated band always. And this album really sucks. Rating reached 8 just because of their hard-core fan base.
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17.02.2018 - 12:42
angel_heart
I love this album. It slows down a bit at the middle, but it starts picking up again with Like Orpheus and the second half is on par with Mabool and The neverending way. I'm so glad to see them returning to the heavier gruntier stuff, while also keeping the gentle touching moments of All is one. And I actually like how the beeps fit into the songs.
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19.02.2018 - 12:14
Therapy?
I've never managed to really get into this band or like it a lot... I don't know exactly what it is. Maybe the oriental sound that gives me the feeling I'm listening to an Aladdin musial, or maybe it's the overly cheesy voice. I dunno. I want to like it but I simply don't, and this album doesn't change that unfortunately.
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08.03.2018 - 17:02
Rating: 9
Kuroboshi
Although I've always recognised OP's talent and writing skills, I've never been able to enjoy Orphaned land very much for some reason. But this is a really good album. The melodies are catchy, the oriental theme works very well this time. And the vocals are really good. I like the flirts with rapping.
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09.03.2018 - 13:10
Rating: 9
Written by metalbrat on 16.02.2018 at 18:17

Orphaned land is an over rated band always. And this album really sucks. Rating reached 8 just because of their hard-core fan base.


I wouldn't call them overrated, I don't know anyone that listens to OL aside from in the Internet realm
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