Orphaned Land   Sahara
3.5
great
Release Date: 1994
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4.0 excellentWish | December 29th 06

Sahara is Orphaned Land's debut LP. With eight track filled with their special form of death/doom metal and traditional Arabic instruments, this is a truly special album. Tracks like "Ornaments of Gold" and "The Beloved's Cry" show that this band are in a league of their own. Comparing those songs show this band's versatility. This album saves the best until last with "Orphaned Land - The Storm Still Rages Inside..." - a nine-minute-ten-second classic that gives anything else this band has released a run for its money.

I'd like to say that this is their best album to date, but that arrived ten years later with the release of the breathtaking Mabool.


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2.5 averageArchibald C. Burke | March 10th 09

This isn't to say that the band or their music is untalented and unoriginal, because this album is neither of those things. However, there seemed to be something powerfully lacking on this record that kept it from attaining a much higher place in my ears. It feels like there is a lot of potential coming from this band, I just feel like a lot was wasted with this debut. Perhaps I just started listening to this unit in the wrong place, and will check elsewhere in their discography.

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2.5 averageadonkipod | July 19th 17
4.5 superbbens | March 22nd 17
3.5 greatLeprosy123 | December 15th 16
3.5 greatNusmahun | December 13th 16
5.0 classichsb | November 19th 16
4.0 excellentmEyck07 | October 5th 16
2.5 averageElynna | August 12th 16
3.0 gooddesecravity | June 23rd 16
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4.0 excellentmEyck97 | May 25th 16
3.5 greatAlon Sinnery | May 22nd 16
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4.0 excellentBlackMonolith | January 16th 16
3.0 goodmanosg STAFF | September 30th 15
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4.0 excellentYiftah Gebel | September 24th 15
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2.5 averageAlice Naqsaadjan | August 23rd 13
5.0 classickhazaria | June 22nd 13
2.5 averageGard3n | April 25th 13
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3.5 greatPhate72 | January 23rd 13
4.0 excellentRAGG | December 26th 12
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3.5 greatAwake88 | September 12th 09
4.0 excellentSet | September 11th 09
3.0 goodZion | August 23rd 09
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4.0 excellentbiz666 | November 17th 07
2.5 averagePorter W. Richards | October 23rd 07
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4.5 superbTrivium616
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3.0 goodJeff Rowan

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