Here they are, pioneers of prog doom from the Holy Land, famous Israel band became fully pfledged from immaculate taste of Holy Recs. For a true metal head ORPHANED LAND is too exotic, oriental and exciting, portioning gearing of artificial nirvana. Mabool is a grandiose work of art dedicated to pre-flood period. We can only admire the way they revive old legends for our imagination. To make them even more vivid ORPHANED LAND invited folk emseble and choir. The result is marvelous. I can hardly compare the band to anyone or anything, think of professionalism of OPETH, atmosphere of DEAD CAN DANCE, conceptual unity of FORGOTTEN SILENCE, Mabool is somewhere very close. 70 minutes do not last long rather the reverse - very breath taking with various music themes, chaotic death parts, altered vocals, sophisticated instrumentals, portraying desert landscapes bathed in twilight sun rays. I can't help figuring out lyrics written in English, Latin and Hebrew. Frontcover is splendid of course and suits the antique mood. The album is very gripping and challenging. Let's say it - a masterpiece of the genius band.