El Norra Alila is the second full-length studio album by the Israeli band Orphaned Land, released on July 18, 1996 by Holy Records. The album was reissued as a deluxe edition in July, 2006 as a 10-year-anniversary for the album and contains extras; the song "Disciples of the Sacred Oath" and video clips of "Ornaments of Gold" and "The Evil Urge".
There are religious translations within the album name, "Nor" means "the light" in Arabic, "Alila" meaning "the night", "El" meaning "God" in Hebrew and "Norra" meaning "terrible", and "Alila" meaning "tale". This means that the album can be translated as; "God of Light – Evil of the Night" and gives reference to its concept.
This album is a masterpiece of experimental fusion music. You know, the guys dare to go beyond the conventional metal sub-genres, and that's great cos there are so many elements to be appreciated!
You can listen a very good vocal arrangement, acoustic and traditional instruments such as Qanun, tambourine, darbuka, zil, tar, bendir and dumbek, powerful guitar's riffs and thousands of details that will keep you captive for sure.
The key emphasis is upon the embellished guitars.
Kobi Farhi - vocals
Yossi Sasi - lead guitars
Matti Svatitzki - rhythm guitar
Uri Zelcha - bass
Sami Bachar - drums