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Paradie Lost & Orphaned Land
- May 9th 2005 - Cologne (D), Live Music Hall -
When we arrived at the Live Music Hall the last notes of Society 1 were fading and so I can't tell you anything about their set. But still early enough for Israel's metal band no. 1 - Orphaned Land. The sextet have some fans here in Europe who couldn't wait to see them live for the first time. As they are part of a package they just got 45 minutes and so they concentrated on songs from Mabool - The Story Of The Three Sons Of Seven. Orphaned Land's music is nothing for the narrow-minded! They combine melodic death metal with Israelic folk and add some progressive elements and a dark atmosphere. An outstanding mixture. Frontman Kobi Farhi has a huge variety which spans from deep growls to clean vocals. A tight band played this songs which have many different facets. It was great to see them bringing orient and occident together. The traditional outfit of Kobi Farhi looks a bit strange for us, usually we see it just in the news, but it shows that the Israeli try to stick to their roots as well as opening up to the western culture - music-wise. Songs like Ocean Land and Halo Dies put the audience under a spell and led them into a world of sounds we aren't used to. The guys are so talented that they don't need the bonus to be exotics, but perhaps it makes people more curious. Anyway, they deserve to get more attention. That they have some fans here was most obvious when they started the traditinal song Norra El Norra which more then just a handful fans sung along. They are building a bridge between nations, religions and races. What a band! I hope they get the chance to play some festivals next summer to give more people the chance to discover the outstanding music of Orphaned Land. And perhaps they can come back one day and bring all the exotic instruments with them which they use for the recordings...
Setlist Paradise Lost:
So Much Is Lost
Symbol Of Life
Accept The Pain
For All You Leave Behind
As I Die
Close Your Eyes
Over The Madness
It's been a while since Paradise Lost toured and even no they are not really touring. In August they played at a festival held by their new album GUN Records / Supersonic which celebrated their 10th Anniversary and now they play this one show in Cologne during their promotion trip for their latest album Symbols Of Life.