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  • Redhawk1000

    Personally I don't like the new album, they've taken a very different approach with it and I have no idea if the band made this choice or the record label but it sounds more like Lacuna Coil than any of their previous works. I also don't like the fact that nearly all the Arabic influence is virtually gone, unlike their previous album "Salam", which stood out because of that. Apart from "Wingless Angel", I don't think any of the other songs are near the quality of their previous releases.

    last month
  • Dustspell

    Something is missing and perhaps too much towards to mainstream

    May 2014
  • Timmorg

    So beautiful...

    May 2014
  • pavlontey

    !!!!!!!

    May 2014
  • savaman

    OOOHHHH disappointing new album :S

    May 2014
  • Synesthesis

    Impressive music, like the musical approach and female vocals.

    May 2014
  • VinnyMiller

    HAYATIIIII!

    April 2014
  • Drostanxxx

    amazing mix of genres and of vocals - love these guys

    January 2014
  • KobiFarhi

    Cant Wait New Album

    January 2014
  • semuschka

    Wonderful music. Perfect [6]

    January 2014
  • Chteater

    Bonne fierté national :D

    August 2013
  • Pogrebnik

    +

    June 2013
  • aphoticapathy

    Wonderful music. Perfect [5]

    March 2013
  • WarriorSoul_

    Wonderful music. Perfect [4]

    November 2012
  • fei___

    Perfect. [3]

    October 2012
  • Spencer-Morris

    Exccellent melodic death metal

    May 2012
  • DemonKogure666

    Perfect.

    April 2012
  • ewgen1991

    nice -_-

    April 2012
  • DarkSymphony500

    Just discovered this band, really cool (2)

    April 2012
  • Asmothoushen

    Algerian band ;)

    March 2012
  • C0NVAIR

    Just discovered this band, really cool, but I agree with Dalal92, a bit too much screams :]

    February 2012
  • Sacrifi-sir

    great show in Vienna last week

    December 2011
  • jesterkp

    Great show with Orphaned Land in Barcelona last Saturday. They got one more fan from now on.

    November 2011
  • AlexEVG

    очень хорошо

    November 2011
  • Dalal92

    I really love the genre mix, it's fascinating. On the other hand, the male screamer is just too much for my taste. I wish he would shut the fuck up and let me focus on that beautiful music.

    November 2011
  • xxweirdwonderxx

    Yes.

    September 2011
  • xSMRTx

    Litham = Good technical Death Metal with Oriental Elements... Meleschesh = They are not jews, They are Assyrian and Armenian... $alem = pure CRAP... Arkan is a great band... but I prefer the Oriental Brutal Death Metal bands like SCARAB and NERVECELL...

    September 2011
  • DarkSoul777

    Added 4 pics in PNG format. http://www.last.fm/music/Arkan/+images?sort=date

    September 2011
  • PP667

    very good!

    September 2011
  • Atomic-Chapel

    Arkan is awesome, arabic music and death metal is just perfect ! I can't wait for the show in Belgium.

    August 2011
  • Rakshasa_FW

    Great band ;) "Groans of the Abyss" rocks!

    August 2011
  • kalmametallinen

    How about Litham?

    August 2011
  • Redhawk1000

    @StinkyBeaverOoz: Can you name me one band that mixes Arabic music (and not Jewish) with metal and death growls? You said its been done a 100 times, can you give examples? Ive been trying to find bands like that.

    July 2011
  • Redhawk1000

    @OhlookBirdies: Again Melechesh, Salem, Distorted are a very different kind of style. Dont confuse Arabic music with Israeli/Jewish music, they both have a different sound even though they use the similar oud (an Arabic instrument). That's like saying all music with an electric guitar falls under the same style.

    July 2011
  • Redhawk1000

    @SceneryofLoss: Orphaned Land dont play Arabic Music they play more of an ethnic Jewish sound. So no Orphaned Land is VERY different. Im not sure if you can tell the difference but as an Arab im used to ethnic Arabic music so I can spot that and the North African sound is clear in Arkan's music.

    July 2011
  • StinkyBeaverOoz

    Been done 100 times before.

    July 2011
  • OhLookBirdies

    Not to mention Melechesh, Salem, Distorted, Arallu, Tasnem... They weren't the first by a longshot.

    July 2011
  • SceneryOfLoss

    @Redhawk1000: No, there's Orphaned Land.

    July 2011
  • Redhawk1000

    I dont think anyone else has mixed Arabic music with metal before these guys. I cant believe no one has tried.

    July 2011
  • TruliAndedZombi

    Jerusalem - Sufferpolis <3

    July 2011
  • miotailtmilidh

    Awesome awesome.

    July 2011
  • endtell

    I would've never thought about that kind of genre mix.

    June 2011
  • Miron2004

    Interesting!not bad....

    June 2011
  • Redhawk1000

    Beyond Sacred Rules is my favorite song on the new album.

    May 2011
  • Redhawk1000

    @XmimixcoreX : True all that matters is the music, but I dont think any other band plays this sort of genre like Arkan (in combining Arabic/North African tunes with metal ). Labelling it as "oriental metal" places them with other bands that have a very different sound. Grouping this as "melodic death metal" or "oriental metal" would just let the unique sound of the band get lost. And personally, id love to hear more bands learn from them and combine Arabic music with metal.

    May 2011
  • Caedryan

    The riff from "Blind Devotion" at 3.35 is unbelievably epic.

    May 2011
  • XmimixcoreX

    who cares about tags! the music is all what matters

    May 2011
  • Redhawk1000

    I dont like when people call Arkan's music "Oriental Metal", I think "Arabian Metal" is a better term.

    May 2011
  • simonitroX

    New album is fantastic and I realized it has more female vocals involved. More female vocals = more win! Awesome album... love it!

    May 2011
  • Luis-85

    The New Album is Great! Yeah!

    May 2011