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Mabool: The Story of the Three Sons of Seven

Orphaned Land - Mabool: The Story of the Three Sons of Seven
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Based on 38 ratings
2004 Ratings: #138
Liked by 7 people
February 23, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Century Media / Label
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One of the best metal albums ever, Mabool takes Israeli folk music and mashes it together with some of the tightest and greatest metal sounds in modern music.

My biggest complaint about Baghoul's adventure album is how long the adventure is. But otherwise, this is prog and it is enjoyable.


A creation of progressive metal with lots of folk elements; a concept album about a mythological/religious story; a perfect cohesion; a unique sound. That's all Mabool is about, an album that will let you experience a trip to Israel and back... or, more like, a fascinating story.

Note: if the tracks in the middle were as strong as the first four and last four ones, it could be as good as the best album in music history for me.

+bonus points for giving me the chance to dive deep into the story


With a narrative behind, Mabool: The Story of the Three Sons of Seven is a decent work of progressive music, but leaves something to be desired. This isn't boring, however, I don't find this sound particularly interesting or innovative, though every track is presented in a way that is easily enjoyable.

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Track List

  1. Birth of the Three (The Unification)
  2. Ocean Land (The Revelation)
  3. The Kiss of Babylon (The Sins)
  4. A'salk
  5. Halo Dies (The Wrath of God)
  6. A Call to Awake (The Quest)
  7. Building the Ark
  8. Norra El Norra (Entering the Ark)
  9. The Calm Before the Flood
  10. Mabool (The Flood)
  11. The Storm Still Rages Inside
  12. Rainbow (The Resurrection)

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Added on: August 2, 2016