Orphaned Land- I really liked the first minute of the song. Everything else was meh. The music was complex and I dug the Middle-Eastern melodies and harmonies, but it wasn't all that memorable beyond the great riffs and licks during the first minute. Plus, I thought the vocalist was weak. His growls were toothless and his cleans, especially the falsettos, lacked power.
Eluveitie- This is easily my favorite of everything posted. I looked them up on Metallum and the lineup on this album- Slipknot should take a lesson from them- THIS is how you do metal with 8 or 9 people and make it sound like huge, epic, bigger than the Swiss Alps music and not just dissonant noise. I loved the variety of growls along with the symphonic cleans, the guitars sounded really beefy but still raw and not overprocessed/too clean, the folk instrumentation during the bridge was nicely incorporated, the little bass breakdown 3:30 in, lyrics in two languages...
Jawsh- Winwood is a very accomplished musician, so why'd you have to pick his radio pop hit? Now, when it comes to Winwood, THIS is where it's at (him kicking ass with Clapton, Trucks, and others): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT-SFgkVlno
And I do thoroughly enjoy jazz, blues, funk, old Motown, world music, classical... I am a bass player after all and my teacher greatly influenced my appreciation for jazz and jazz-fusion. But I don't really want that right now.