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Be'lakor - Coherence



8.4 | 300 votes |
Release date: 29 October 2021
Style: Melodic death metal

Owners:

99 have it
46 want it


01. Locus
02. The Dispersion
03. Foothold
04. Valence
05. Sweep Of Days
06. Hidden Window
07. Indelible
08. Much More Was Lost

Top 20 albums of 2021: 2

Additional info
Recorded in Melbourne with Troy McCosker.
Mixed by Jens Bogren.
Mastered at Fascination Street by Tony Lindgren.

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
8.5
Based on the pattern of their releases so far, we can expect the follow-up to Coherence in 2027, offering plenty of time in which to enjoy Be'lakor’s latest beast of a record.

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published 28.10.2021 | Comments (12)

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05.11.2021 - 00:57
Rating: 9
Steiner

Two instrumentals on one album?
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05.11.2021 - 11:15
Rating: 8
Nightmare^

Love the band, whatever they do is high-quality, everything fits together perfectly and they are masters in riff transitions. For example "Valence" is a masterclass in musicianship. Unfortunately I can't give this album more than 8, I find that somehow it has more "filler" material than before.
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05.11.2021 - 11:56
Rating: 8
MeatWolf

Written by Steiner on 05.11.2021 at 00:57

Two instrumentals on one album?

Three.
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05.11.2021 - 23:57
Rating: 9
Steiner

Impressive! The Dispersion, Sweep Of Days and Indelible.
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06.11.2021 - 08:02
Rating: 6
Muzmuz

Very disappointing album!
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06.11.2021 - 09:56
Rating: 9
metalstormer

This one is a grower and it is better than last two albums.
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07.11.2021 - 16:42
Rating: 7
3dd

Better than the last album, but it's not that impressive, it's ok.

"Valence" stands out from the rest.
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08.11.2021 - 23:31
Rating: 8
BloodOnTheCeilin

Worst Be'lakor album ever. So yeah, an 8/10 at least.
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09.11.2021 - 00:38
Rating: 9
Steiner

You really have to listen to this release uninterrupted from start to finish to appreciate (or genuinely dislike) the album. In that way it's almost like a Tool album. Also the reviews I'm reading from established metal critics online complaining about the length of the album and of individual songs is kinda laughable. It's like visiting the Taj Majal and complaining about the lack of parking or the long lines. This album has been a total grower for me.
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09.11.2021 - 09:03
Rating: 6
Redel

Written by Steiner on 09.11.2021 at 00:38

complaining about the length of the album and of individual songs is kinda laughable. It's like visiting the Taj Majal and complaining about the lack of parking or the long lines.

There is a difference.
People did not complain about waiting time for release of the album or delivery of their copy. They complained about the album itself, here its length.
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09.11.2021 - 15:42
Rating: 7
AndreMarcos

Be'lakor is one of those bands that i just don't get i guess ... The albums has its moments, and is not bad by any means, it just never seems to click for me
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09.11.2021 - 17:28
Rating: 9
hyper

I listen to this record almost everyday at the gym. this album kicks the rear end
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10.11.2021 - 21:04
Rating: 7
bgcasio

Much weaker than the previous…
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12.11.2021 - 14:14
Rating: 6
Litvin

Sounds a lot like Omnium Gatherum in many parts
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15.11.2021 - 12:14
Rating: 10
lust

However, I listened to all the albums again.

In my opinion, this is the best metal album of the year.
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16.11.2021 - 20:51
skeksis25

Prefer the Omnium Gatherum album
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18.11.2021 - 06:27
Cthulu

I believe this is a concept album. I'm fairly certain the lyrics are trying to tell a story, but I can't quite figure out what it is.
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19.11.2021 - 04:27
Stunning Cactus

Written by AndreMarcos on 09.11.2021 at 15:42

Be'lakor is one of those bands that i just don't get i guess ... The albums has its moments, and is not bad by any means, it just never seems to click for me


This is EXACTLY how I feel. And I love bands like Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum, so I'm confused why I just can't jive with these guys. Oh well.
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19.11.2021 - 15:22
Rating: 8
MeatWolf

Written by Cthulu on 18.11.2021 at 06:27

I believe this is a concept album. I'm fairly certain the lyrics are trying to tell a story, but I can't quite figure out what it is.

Yes it is, whole album takes place on a mountain.
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23.11.2021 - 01:46
zeromus44

Well, seems like it's an unpopular opinion but this is the Be'lakor album I most enjoyed since Stone Reach.
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23.11.2021 - 06:27
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
This just doesn’t do anything for me.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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25.11.2021 - 23:23
Rating: 7
Kvothe

Something strange has happened to me with this album. I've already heard it like 20 times, I don't know why. I feel that it could improve in many parts, and yet I want to say first the good points of this album: It has the acoustic passages that I have liked the most in Be'lakor. The highest point of the album would be Valence. Now the bad thing about the album: if perhaps lyrically it is coherent, musically it's not. They have become so prog that inertia is greatly lost. Maybe it's the lack of memorable melodies that have been heard on the other albums (except Valence and Sweep of Days). The lowest point on the album is Foothold, in my opinion. I just can't like it. I still think that this album does not deserve less than a 7, but it does not deserve more than that. And also emphasize the length of the album. I still think that something between 40-45 minutes would have improved it.
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Here, waiting very quiet right front The Doors of Stone
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