ARKAN "Hilal"

 •  Posted in: Kogaionon ReviewsRating: 0.94/1
ARKAN "Hilal"
  • Album: Hilal
  • Year: 2008
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  • France

Rather Algerians than French, these young musicians made their debut at Season Of Mist, with an extremely beautiful Oriental Death Metal album, standing proof to the fact that ORPHANED LAND aren’t the only talented band using this approach. More aggressive than Kobi’s voice, with clear sequences of violent Death Metal like NILE or MELECHESH, but also involving traditional interludes, very spicy and exotic, where the female voice and the darabuka's are mighty, the ARKAN sound is both melodic and explosive, generating an authentic sample of quality music. I cannot get too critic with this album, because it really sounds good… maybe there would be something to say about the brutal change-over from harsh fragments to atmospheric ones. Otherwise, a remarkable album!