This album is the best choice for people who seek rich melodic instrumentations in riffs and solos of rock music accompanied by vocals as colors to the music itself.
Yell’s songs present a variety of genres, from Heavy Metal to Hard Rock, Progressive Rock and even Soft Rock, so one could have a challenging listening time. Meanwhile it doesn’t become repetitious due to its progressive style spirit. Eventually the eastern blend evokes deep senses of various emotions which transcend the minds to fly further so that one can feel his/her soul lighter and fresher after each round of listening!
The lyrics are in Persian (an ancient national language of Iran). Most of the lyrics are selected from the most famous classical Persian poems versified by the most outstanding Persian poets such as Sa’adi, Ferdowsi and Masoud-Sa’ad-Salman; but the music is composed so that the lyrical theme preserves harmony among songs so that the listener do not feel them apart. And the special matter is that in composition of these songs there hasn’t been any intention to reflect anything stylistic (i.e. rock or metal), but they actually are composed in a manner so that they can reflect the soul inherent in the poems themselves; so Arashk claims that even the style is autonomous. As a result one may not feel any paradox between singing Persian and rock or metal style and so preserving the important point that the lyrics and the music should always agree on a same spirit.
Despite the ancient style of the poems (mostly versified about 700 years ago), maybe their concepts are even more present and influential in today’s life than ever! The lyrics hire variety of concepts, from the emotions of an imprisoned man or the groaning of lovers, to the words of a rebel leader or a man fighting against the enemy.
Arashk is an Iranian hard/progressive rock band:
Pouyan Khajavi: Vocals, Guitars, Basses
Salim Ghazi Saeedi: Guitars, Keyboards
Shahram Khosraviani: Drums