Friday, May 18, 2012

BE'LAKOR - Of Breath And Bone

To be honest, this is the first time I hear about this band, and the first full length album that comes in my hands. This is the third album from the band that comes from Australia. Right from the first minute the band shows that knows exactly what has to be done in order to create an album that will please all fans of the genre. Melodic Death Metal, with brutal vocals, tons of melodies, songs with often outbreaks to more speedy moments, everything is here, and is so wisely used that this album is absolute fun to listen to. Along with that though, the band incorporated a melancholic and emotional atmoshere to the music, something that works well, and adds depth to the whole album. Diversity is also a key point here, since there are enough melodic moments, that give a nice contradiction with the more aggressive ones, showing that the band not only knows how to write interesting music, but also how to perform it. The majority of the songs are well arranged, with nice melodies, groovy tunes that stick in mind, a very tight rhythm section and well arranged vocals. There are enough ideas here, some maybe will seem a bit strange to the die hard fans, but all are well worked and explored to the maximum. Another interesting thing is that the songs are rather big in length, but there are no weak points or songs that sound indifferent or boring. With a choice of songs so good as this, and with both musicianship and creation being on such a high level, this will be another milestone in the career of the band. If you are a fan of Melodic Death, then check this album from one of the best bands Australia has to offer.


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