Release date: 21 April 2007
Style: Melodic death metal


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01. Neither Shape Nor Shadow
02. The Desolation Of Ares
03. Tre'aste
04. A Natural Apostasy
05. Paths
06. Sanguinary

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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 (14)

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Reza - 22.02.2010 at 00:15  
  IMO it's one of the best melodic death metal albums of all times!
Aetherius - 12.04.2010 at 13:49  
Rating: 10 Yeah I certainly agree, Amazing album.:banger:
Vonpire - 28.04.2010 at 02:12  
Rating: 9 Very Good album indeed!
Abattoir - 30.04.2010 at 21:19  
  I love this stuff...amd I prefer it over the second one, which however is also a blast
tea[m]ster - 01.05.2010 at 20:29  
Rating: 8 Pretty good stuff....not too hard on the ears, love the progressive elements
Alex F - 03.02.2012 at 04:57  
Rating: 7 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.
Timmeh - 28.05.2012 at 15:09  
  3 albums later this has still gotta be close to their greatest man-tear moment 4:01-5:40

monur - 23.07.2012 at 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.
Dentura - 04.02.2013 at 12:19  
Rating: 8 Very good stuff! I first listened to this about a couple years back. I really liked it!

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