All Is One (album)

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All Is One
Studio album by Orphaned Land
Released June 24, 2013
Recorded 2012–2013
Genre Oriental metal
Progressive metal
Length 54:09
Label Century Media
Producer Jens Bogren and Orphaned Land
Orphaned Land chronology
The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR
All Is One

All Is One is the fifth album by the Israeli oriental metal band, Orphaned Land, which was released on June 24, 2013. It is the first album to feature guitarist Chen Balbus who replaced the co-founding member and guitarist Matti Svatitzky in 2012. It is also the last album to feature the co founding member and guitarist (along with oriental instruments) Yossi Sassi who left the band in 2014.


The song Brother is a ballad that discusses the relationship between Isaac and Ishmael. it is also based about the belief in the Islam that the child that was sacrificed on Temple Mount was Ishmael and not Isaac as believed in Judaism. it is expressed in the line ?That kid on the mountain, what was his name?.

the song is written from the point of view of one brother (Isaac) who writes a letter that forgives the other brother (Ishmael) for becoming enemies.

The lyrics of the song Let the Truce Be Known was inspired from the story of the Christmas truce in World War I which in it the soldiers celebrated together Christmas and the day after, they returned to kill each other. The song was composed along with the Israeli artist, Kobi Aflalo.

The Song Shamaim (In English: Sky, In Hebrew: שמיים) was written by the Israeli artist Yehuda Poliker, and it combines elements and concepts that were in the band's previous albums. the song is a closing cycle for the band, mostly because the band's name is taken from Poliker's song "Winds of War" (רוחות מלחמה).

The song Our Own Messiah contains a verse from the Jewish prayer, Avinu Malkeinu.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Orphaned Land except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "All Is One"     4:30
2. "The Simple Man"     4:53
3. "Brother"     4:55
4. "Let The Truce Be Known"   Kobi Aflalo 5:31
5. "Through Fire And Water"     4:08
6. "Fail"   Orphaned Land and Sami Bachar 6:03
7. "Freedom" (Instrumental) Orphaned Land and Sami Bachar 3:17
8. "Shama'im"   Yehuda Poliker 3:56
9. "Ya Benaye"   Aharon Amram 4:37
10. "Our Own Messiah"     5:16
11. "Children"     7:09


Band members[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Mira Awad - female vocals
  • Shahar Choir − vocals
  • Elram Amram − vocals
  • Sahar Amram − vocals
  • Moran Magal - piano
  • Roei Friedman - percussions
  • Sami Bachar - guitar
  • Tzahi Ventura - flute
  • Turkish ensemble - violins