Slaves for Life

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Slaves for Life
Amaseffer album.jpg
Studio album by Amaseffer
Released Israel: June 6, 2008
World: June 24, 2008
Recorded June 29, 2007–July 14, 2007 at Bazement Studio, Germany
Genre Progressive metal
Folk metal
Length 1:17:51
Label InsideOut Music
Producer Erez Yohanan
Amaseffer chronology
Slaves for Life
(2008)
When the Lions Leave Their Den
(?)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
Blabbermouth.net 8/10 stars[2]
Metal Hammer 6/7 stars[3]
Metal Underground 4.5/5 stars[4]
Metalist Israel 4.5/5 stars[5]

Slaves for Life is the debut album by Israeli folk/progressive metal band Amaseffer, released on June 6, 2008 in Israel and June 24, 2008 worldwide, by InsideOut Music.

The album is the first in a trilogy of albums, telling the old testament's story of the Exodus, from the Hebrew slavery period in ancient Egypt, through the years in the desert, and up to the entrance of the twelve tribes of Israel to the promised land of Canaan (later Israel).[6] The first in the trilogy, the album tells the story of the events starting with the Hebrews slavery, through the birth of Moses and ends with the ten plagues of Egypt.[7]

In the time of the recording, the band just parted ways with their vocalist Andy Kuntz, and lead vocals on the album were recorded by Mats Leven (Krux, ex-Therion, ex-At Vance, Yngwie Malmsteen).[8] Additional vocals were recorded by Kobi Farhi of Orphaned Land, Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy and Yotam Avni of Prey for Nothing.

Although the album's sound mostly considered progressive metal, it also contains a mixture of symphonic metal, world music and Middle Eastern touches.[9]

The band's drummer and main songwriter Erez Yohanan has produced the album, and is also providing vocals as the narrator of the story. The album was mixed and mastered by Markus Teske.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Sorrow" 2:40
2. "Slaves for Life" 8:27
3. "Birth of Deliverance" 11:11
4. "Midian" 11:47
5. "Zipporah" 6:10
6. "Burning Bush" 6:33
7. "The Wooden Staff" 9:13
8. "Return to Egypt" 3:25
9. "Ten Plagues" 11:28
10. "Land of the Dead" 6:53

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About.com review
  2. ^ Blabbermouth.net review
  3. ^ Metal Hammer review
  4. ^ Metal Underground review
  5. ^ Metalist Israel review
  6. ^ "Amaseffer Homepage - The Story of the Band". Amaseffer. Retrieved 2008.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ "The Holy Bible - Exodus". God through Moses. 
  8. ^ "Mats Leven to Guest on Amaseffer Project". blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  9. ^ "Amaseffer CD description on InsideOut Music web page". InsideOut Music. Retrieved 2008-06-06.