Orphaned Land, Melechesh and Betzefer must be the three metal
acts most known by metal fans outside Israel. The Danish connection on this
album is that the mix and mastering took place in Aarhus under the
professional eye of Tue Madsen.
This is their third album and does it bring them eternal success? Well, at first
I have to say that Matan Cohen's guitar riffs sound very groovy and crunchy, but
that is not only their strong, but also their weakest point. Dimebag Darrell has
definitely been a big influence, but after a few songs I miss the variety.
Certainly, the songs have a lot of groove, but after a while I loose my interest
and it gets a bit too much of the same. Besides Pantera, bands like Soulfly and
Sepultura have inspired the band also. The album sounds good, heavy and is in
perfect balance, but I miss some excitement. Never am I hanging on the edge of my
seat and also the vocals of Avital Tamir start to bore a bit after a while. If I
have to choose a favorite song, it must be "Milk", in that song there is a
certain death metal kind of part with different singing style.
I get a little bored after a while, but perhaps a lot of you will not have that problem and that's why, I can advice you
to listen to them if you are into groovy modern thrash music.