Whatever separates the lines on the map, the music unites them.
How it sounds
Like Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir or like eating bacon with Arabic couscous
Why listen to it
Because it is essentially Progressive metal with oriental elements and has very special musical diamonds from very capable musicians.
After all, it is the harshest expression of psychedelic expressions of rock in the ’70s.
Not everyone likes the very oriental sound and not all musicians have the mastery to combine it properly.
Suppose you can not do headbanging
Where we meet it
The Middle East, mainly in Israel and the Southern Mediterranean.
When did it start
The early 1990s, with the landmark year of 1993.
Who are the pioneers?
The Israeli Orphaned Land with their album The Beloved’s Cry gave the impetus for the creation of this genre.
In fact, the unorthodox gambling quickly gained the attention of the media, giving it its name.
The Melechesh from Jerusalem are also considered pioneers of the genre, combining it with black metal themes.
Distorted from the city of Bat-Yam is the first metal band with female vocals in Israel.
You have to listen
Myrath from Tunisia, The Kordz from Lebanon, Lazywall from Morocco, Andaz Uzzal from Algeria, and the Egyptian Massive Scar Era.
Days of glory
Hahahahahahahahaha… a couple of bands know a relative recognition, but so far.
In addition to Orphaned Land and Myrath, the species is in prolonged infancy.
They seem to be simply going against the conservative establishment of their countries, rather than experimenting with the already difficult combination of sounds.
More bands are judged with sympathy for their courage, than for the musical result.
What is it confused with
With Progressive metal, many times with an Imam calling for prayer, but at the same time taking an electric guitar lesson.
How do you describe it to an irrelevant person
Something Arabic, played by Israelis with electric instruments.