Middle Eastern Magic: Narjahanam – Hushood AlNar

NarjahanamOriental metal covers a great deal of territory, both musically and geographically. For most metal fans it remains an untapped source of excellent music.

Various Oriental metal bands play just about every kind of metal. The bands come from North Africa, the Middle East, India, South-East Asia, China and Japan. Some top-class Western bands do super Oriental metal too. What usually characterises any Oriental metal is the fusion of Western metal with ethnic musical structures, melodies, themes and/or instruments.

I’m sure I’m half Arab as well as half Jewish, half Zulu, half German, half Hindu, half Irish, half Viking, half Ginger Tabby Cat and half of other nationalities that can’t do arithmetic with fractions. Arab music in any form makes me tingle. When it’s Arab metal, I tingle with considerable vigour.

For your listening pleasure and delight, I’d like to feature many Oriental metal bands from different countries. First up is Narjahanam, from Bahrain. The flavour of their death metal is delicious.



About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

Posted on November 3, 2014, in News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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