16:27 - !J.O.O.E.! I recall that Bismuth now, mostly due to the nice artwork. Would be so much better with some proper guitars or additional effects to give it some depth. I think bass-only bands will only ever be a novelty, bar the odd exception.
16:23 - LuciferOfGayness Yeah its underwhelming that most of the new music isnt added. Bismuth was probably on of the best doom releases last year and still isnt here [link]
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.