Origin - Origin
Reviewer: Moustapha Laithy - 2012-08-01
Origin is a new Egyptian band that has done a great job with their debut release. On that same path Orphaned Land took many years ago, Origin have now produced a great oriental Folk Death Metal Album.
As the band contains a female, clean, and growling vocals .... the band, like many others, have successfully mixed extreme with mainstream.
Here is how I analyzed the album:
1- The Guitars:
the mix of solos and riffs with an oriental sense gave it a really cool sound to hear .
2- The Vocals:
The mixture of the different types of vocals gives listeners a sense of amusement.
The drumming is so great it gives the tempo of the tracks a full length of amusement. Great bricks , great tempos. Adding an Arabian percussion instrument to the band shows the oriental theme of that music, which leads to the ideal of the lyrics they want to deliver.
4- As for the lyrics, they are great, and use themes revolving around the creation of the earth from Islamic view.
In the track “Bidaya”, they use is an Islamic prayer that gives a lovely and beautiful Islamic atmosphere to the song, especially because it’s in Arabic.
Great oriental release.