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Metal 1on1 is proud to present a black death

metal act, with there seventh release << En Olam >>

FFO: Behemoth, Mayhem, Marduk, Enslaved,

Nile, early Venom, Teutonic Thrash Metal


Band: Arallu

Home: Israel (Ma'ale Adumim, West Bank)

Style: Black Death

Title: En Olam

Type: Full-length

Release: 22nd September 2019

Runtime: 38:21

Label: Satanath Records / Exhumed Records

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑: 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖙𝖆𝖗 & 𝕭𝖆𝖘𝖘: A extreme-fule driven duel mixture of brutal, atmospheric/melodic black metal & down tune death metal, with swift riffs/rhythm sections, while added middle eastern instrumental sections

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑: 𝖁𝖔𝖈𝖆𝖑𝖘: Harsh cold vocals (full of life)

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖗𝖚𝖒𝖘: A mixture of fast adrenaline/slow tempo – of extreme drum patterns & blast-beats

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖁: 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑: I'm pleased to be introduced to Israeli band Arallu, and their seventh full-length release 'En Olam.'" ("there is no world" Hebrew language)


En Olam is not any sturdy/full of life black death metal demonic beast; this is a vortex of extreme monster, that intertwines more than the aggression of black/death metal but interweaves the influence of Middle Eastern folk music & mythology, giving the music an Arabic mystical aroma


The albums start with the sounds of Arabic winds and ambient soundscape, then the guitars, anthem drums and ferocious vocals make their appearance, transporting the listener, to the band's arid homeland, while the rest of the album gets better and better in its playtime of (over) thirty-eight-minute release

Moving onto the rest of the album, Arallu pulls out all the tricks, of making a perfect release, that doesn't capture the sound/feel of the Arabic middle-east, but gives the listener the Arabic taste and feel of the Arabic middle-east, by interweaving Arabic Middle Eastern instruments/music, such as Saz, Oud, Kanoon, Drabukka, toms and many other traditional instruments, into their black death foundation, giving the listener a truly (experience of) Arabic feel/vibe


While the album plays a combination of black/death metal with Middle Eastern influences & instruments, the band adds that extra magical spark to their music, I must say, do find the band members have taken the spiritual influences/elements of the heaviest of Marduk, aggressive/carnage of Behemoth, cold torturing sound/vibe of Mayhem, atmospheric folky melodic death, a niche of slow heavy-doom death vibe, thrashy sound of early Venom & Teutonic Thrash Metal while adding Hebrew quotes/Mesopotamia folk/mythology, beautiful melodies/rhythm sections, monochromatic, nasty icy vocals and not forgetting (some) theatrical moments, excellent guitar playing, thundering drums, altogether creating an Abrac Nightmare & cultivated 'war metal anthem' sound of their own


I thoroughly enjoyed this album; I would recommend for any extreme/black/death metal fans and to add to your collection

*full of energy*

*entertaining* *a true masterpiece of craftsmanship & musicianship*

War Anthem


Black Death

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁: 𝕬𝖗𝖙𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖐: Fits the album, and the band's music very well, looks like the gates to the underworld in Mesopotamian mythology (In Mesopotamian mythology, "Arallu" is the underworld kingdom ruled by the goddess Ereshkigal and the god Nergal where the dead are judged)

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑: 𝕺𝖚𝖙𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌: Where do I begin

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖎𝖘𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊: none


Butchered (bass, vocals)

Gal Pixel (guitar, b. vocals)

Eylon Bart (saz, darbuka, b. vocals)

Omri Yagen (guitar, b. vocals)

Assaf Kassimov (drums)


#01. The Center of the Unknown (04:11)

#02. En Olam (03:15)

#03. Devil's Child (04:56)

#04. Guard of She'ol (04:35 )

#05. Vortex of Emotions (06:11)

#06. Achrit Ha'yamim (01:43)

#07. Prophet's Path (03:23)

#08. Unholy Stone (02:57)

#09. Trial by Slaves (03:54)

#10. Spells (03:16)


The War on the Wailing Wall (1999)

At War Against God EP (2001)

Satanic War in Jerusalem (2002)

The Demon from the Ancient World (2005)

Desert Battle – Descending to the Sands (2009)

Magen Jerusalem EP (2009)

Geniewar (2015)

Six (2017)

En Olam (2019)

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