Monday Metal: Ground Zero Pilgrims by Al Qaynah

I’ve found something, I believe is, rather unique for this week’s Monday Metal. Al Qaynah is a folk metal band from Afghanistan. Many people don’t realize that metal is alive and well in the Middle East even though some countries in that region have declared the music illegal. Ground Zero Pilgrims is an interesting sounding song as it has a very Middle Eastern sound but maintains a fast pace and a powerful sound. It’s an instrumental so if you need vocals this song isn’t for you: