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T(h)rash of the Orient

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Track listing (Songs)

3.Forsee (Instrumental)2:13-0
4.The Sniper4:07-0
5.Ground Incursion4:45-0

Line-up (members)

  • Skeeter: Lead Guitars, Rhythm Guitars, Bass
  • Adnan Ekko: Rhythm Guitars, Lead Guitars, Back-up vocals.
  • Ali Khalil: Drums, Vocals
  • Guests:
  • Hussam Jefee: Oud on track 3
  • Fares Mara'ashli: Derbakke on tracks 1,2,3,4.
Album Art by Ziad Chamma
Recorded at home studios in Latakia City, edited and produced by Ali Khalil and

T(h)rash of the Orient Reviews

Reviewer :  level 2   70/100
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F.T.U.N. left me with an ambiguous feeling, as the compositions were simply too close to what Soulfly and Sepultura had offered on their album and the vague suspicion that some ideas had been recycled by the Syrian band could not be shaken off. The similarities are still there on T(h)rash of the Orient, but the band attempts to move out of the shadows of their archetypes a bit and progresses into a new direction by webbing elements from the Arabian music into their own compositions.

A facet that has remained the same is the performance by the vocalist, whose voice still reminds on Max Cavalera. Maybe this is just a strange coincidence, but it leaves the listener nevertheless perplexed about what is going on here. Presumably, I am not too nit-picky here, because the vocals are performed quite well and work actually fine with the music.

Generally speaking, the approach of combining thrash with groove metal is still present, but some additional facets have been woven into it. Not only did the band use Arabian instruments for this record -- an Oud and a Derbakke --, but also some riffs show some reference to the band's cultural background, which is nice and makes the music more interesting. Through this it is lifted from the suspected copycat-approach to something more independent respectively an identity; yet this progression is still in its children's shoes and further effort is needed in order to bring it on a new level. In comparison with F.T.U.N. demo, the songs have
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