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Be'lakor - The Frail Tide

8.6 | 604 votes |
Release date: 21 April 2007
Style: Melodic death metal


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Be'lakor is a five piece Melodic Death Metal band from Melbourne, Australia. "The Frail Tide" is the bands' debut album, and it seems like they've jumped out of the blocks quite nicely with this one.

Be'lakor describes their music as "aggressive vocals underpinned by dark atmospheres inflections and resonant harmonies". This is a reasonably accurate description of the band. The atmospheres produced almost remind you of a Doom aura. There are piano/keyboards used, and they do make a nice undertone throughout the music. The band is party inspired by nature and this is noticeable at times through expressive keyboard playing. The vocals are also well done. They're usually deep, but also often roaring and strong, a little akin to those of Novembers Doom. Although some parts of this album will remind the listener of some of the Doom/Death bands out there, this is still Melodic Death Metal.

published 17.04.2007 | Comments (15)

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22.02.2010 - 00:15
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IMO it's one of the best melodic death metal albums of all times!
12.04.2010 - 13:49
Rating: 10

Yeah I certainly agree, Amazing album.
28.04.2010 - 02:12
Rating: 9

Very Good album indeed!
Beware the Shadows of Dusk
30.04.2010 - 21:19

I love this stuff...amd I prefer it over the second one, which however is also a blast
01.05.2010 - 20:29
Rating: 8
Au Pays Natal
Pretty good stuff....not too hard on the ears, love the progressive elements
03.02.2012 - 04:57
Rating: 7
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Listen to the first ten seconds of the album and you'll get hooked. Vocals could be better, but its made up for in the epic-ness of the instrumentation.
28.05.2012 - 15:09
3 albums later this has still gotta be close to their greatest man-tear moment 4:01-5:40

23.07.2012 - 15:32
Rating: 9

One of the best albums your ears going to listen. Don't miss it or you'll regret. Following albums are not that good.
04.02.2013 - 12:19
Rating: 7
Secundum Filium
Very good stuff! I first listened to this about a couple years back. I really liked it!
Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
19.09.2022 - 19:39
Rating: 7
A Nice Guy
It has such a grim and eerie looking album cover, but the music is nothing like what you would expect from the cover, it's actually rather mellow and melancholic rather than dark and atmospheric. I'm hearing so many influences on this album from other bands such as Opeth, Insomnium and Dark Tranquillity, and there is no doubt that there is some seriously talented musicianship within this band, who have put so much into this, but I still find the melodies slightly generic and the sound and song structures a wee bland tbh. It's a solid album overall with some interesting moments here and there, but I find it a tad dull at times.

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