Album Rating: 3.0
lol yeah I was reading that discussion and I also get a Eurovision feeling from the new Orphaned Land. I think that when you're not familiar with the middle eastern melodies that Orphaned Land integrate to their sound, it is easy to be impressed. But coming from the Mediterranean and being familiar with the melodies and instruments, it may sound a bit banal/forced some times. I don't have issues with the melodies per se. For example, I love how Loreena McKennitt integrates them to her music even though it's entirely different kind of music. But yeah, I did enjoy the new Orphaned Land but I'm not crazy about it.
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