Be'lakor - Stone's Reach



8.9 | 923 votes |
Release date: 20 June 2009
Style: Melodic death metal

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01. Venator
02. From Scythe To Sceptre
03. Outlive The Hand
04. Sun's Delusion
05. Held In Hollows
06. Husks
07. Aspect
08. Countless Skies

The Best Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal Album Of 2009
Top 20 albums of 2009: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 60

Additional info
Produced by Warren Hammond and Be'lakor.
Recorded with Warren Hammond and Phil Forbes at Pennydrop Audio, Melbourne in the early months of 2009.
Piano recorded at Sing Sing Recording Studios, Melbourne.
Mastered at Crystal Mastering, Melbourne, 2009.

Cover artwork - 'Head of Medusa' by Gianfrancesco A. (geanfrancois.deviantart.com/gfrphotoproduction@live.it).

Guest review by
Njord
Rating:
8.2
When I listened to this album for the first time my first thought was "this is clearly melodic death, but there's something about it", something that marks the line between another copy and a new way of design from the same prototype. Despite the guitars following Gothenburg death metal, one innovation of this band is the demarcation of that style because there's no chorus/verse imposed law, there's no fear of falling into doom or entering solos at low speed. It's very important to be creative inside the musical genres and this Australian group achieve it in a brilliant way.

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published 18.09.2009 | Comments (9)

Staff review by
Raiden
Rating:
9.0
After hearing and reviewing the first offering of Melodic Death Metal from Australia's Be'lakor I found it to be a rather promising debut. The promise wasn't misplaced either as the band have backed themselves up rather nicely with this new album entitled Stone's Reach. While their previous release The Frail Tide was good, the new album is cleaner production-wise and I think a deeper piece of work as well.

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published 02.10.2009 | Comments (41)

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02.01.2012 - 10:06
Rating: 9
MetalButt

Posts: 95
From: India

Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.01.2012 at 09:52

Written by MetalButt on 02.01.2012 at 09:38
din like d album or wat?

I think he was referring to your unique typing skills.

:O wonder why?
well im much of a texter so use a lot ov abbreviations..:beer2:
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24.05.2012 - 22:08
Rating: 6
mz

Posts: 4001


I've listened to this album once . Dont get the praise over this album. I dont mean its bad, its actually very interesting and beside Insomnium,Be'lakor is the best melodeth band I know now but again its an unoriginal album. Now im going to give it another try and hope to love it.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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01.06.2012 - 00:12
Neiluria

Posts: 119
From: France

Nice. I love track 8, my fav on the album!!
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24.06.2012 - 05:13
Melánicol..l

Posts: 7
From: El Salvador

I recently heard it and...this shit is awesome!
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19.08.2012 - 15:05
Mountain King
K i K o

Posts: 558
From: Slovak Republic

Good music, the vocals are not my style and they kind of ruin the whole rating for me...
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29.08.2012 - 18:14
Rating: 7
Zaph
The Nothingth

Posts: 2522
From: Belgium

Written by MetalButt on 02.01.2012 at 10:06

use a lot ov abbreviations

Good to know there's an abbreviation for "of."
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Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
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30.08.2012 - 16:27
Lokaeda
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Written by Lord Pisi Pisi on 23.03.2010 at 09:16

Wow a damn fine album.. I haven't listened to such good doom stuff since 13 or 14 years from Anathema silent enigma era.



"Doom" ? I laughed.
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02.09.2012 - 03:27
Rating: 9
Hallford9000

Posts: 242
From: Germany

This album is like a kick in the balls and a hug.
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02.09.2012 - 11:55
Rating: 9
MetalButt

Posts: 95
From: India

Written by Zaph on 29.08.2012 at 18:14

Written by MetalButt on 02.01.2012 at 10:06

use a lot ov abbreviations

Good to know there's an abbreviation for "of."

not an abbreviation but just sounds cool...behemoth taught this..:P
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10.09.2012 - 17:42
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict

Posts: 882
From: Russia

This album reminds me of Dark Tranquillity, Amon Amarth, Opeth and Agalloch at the same time, which isn't bad considering that those are all the bands I love.
And I also need to mention one of the most impressive cover artworks and layouts I ever saw.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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11.09.2012 - 14:00
Rating: 7
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman

Posts: 1164
From: Australia

Written by NocturnalStalker on 10.09.2012 at 17:42

This album reminds me of Dark Tranquillity, Amon Amarth, Opeth and Agalloch at the same time, which isn't bad considering that those are all the bands I love.
And I also need to mention one of the most impressive cover artworks and layouts I ever saw.


Interesting comment about the cover art - I really love it too. Wonder if anyone knows if that's a real statue somewhere in the world?
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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11.09.2012 - 14:02
Rating: 9
Risto
Wandering Midget

Posts: 954
From: Finland

Written by Ace Frawley on 11.09.2012 at 14:00

Interesting comment about the cover art - I really love it too. Wonder if anyone knows if that's a real statue somewhere in the world?

It's the statue of Perseus in Florence, Italy.
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11.09.2012 - 14:06
Rating: 7
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman

Posts: 1164
From: Australia

Written by Risto on 11.09.2012 at 14:02

It's the statue of Perseus in Florence, Italy.


Thanks for that - you learn something new every day. I'm so uncultured.
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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18.09.2012 - 08:51
Rating: 10
Lord Pisi Pisi

Posts: 8
From: Turkey

Written by Guest on 30.08.2012 at 16:27

Written by Lord Pisi Pisi on 23.03.2010 at 09:16

Wow a damn fine album.. I haven't listened to such good doom stuff since 13 or 14 years from Anathema silent enigma era.



"Doom" ? I laughed.


I wrote it wrong actually I meant pop rock dude
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29.03.2013 - 17:22
Rating: 9
Diverge

Posts: 1258
From: Canada
This was one of the first albums that truly exposed me to the greatness of Metal Storm. I wouldn't have learned about these guys without them years ago. Admittedly, my music taste has changed a lot, but I do remember this was a great album back in the day.
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01.08.2013 - 00:19
Rating: 9
Hallford9000

Posts: 242
From: Germany

Just wow. Nothing revolutionary but such perfectly crafted songs. Some of the best riffs the melodic death metal scene has to offer.
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08.09.2013 - 15:30
NorthernDickhead

Posts: 220
From: Finland

Very tight sound. This is one of those melodeath bands,that worth to listen,even the genre is mostly pretty boring and worn.
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Olen täys idiootti jätkä.
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30.05.2014 - 01:44
Rating: 10
Powerslavex
Alexskywalker

Posts: 777
From: UK

Fucking wonderful album i'm so glad i listened to it 10/10
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23.09.2014 - 11:26
Rating: 9
_deepblack

Posts: 210
From: Iran

Very good pure melodic death album
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15.10.2014 - 19:53
telephonebear

Posts: 123
From: UK

Australia is surprising me with all these amazing bands i keep discovering. austere, woods of desolation, be'lakor. and of course ac/dc
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21.10.2014 - 05:31
Nereus

Posts: 5
From: New Zealand
Written by telephonebear on 15.10.2014 at 19:53

Australia is surprising me with all these amazing bands i keep discovering. austere, woods of desolation, be'lakor. and of course ac/dc


AC/DC? Never heard of them. They must be new.
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21.10.2014 - 12:37
Rating: 7
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman

Posts: 1164
From: Australia

Written by Nereus on 21.10.2014 at 05:31

Written by telephonebear on 15.10.2014 at 19:53

Australia is surprising me with all these amazing bands i keep discovering. austere, woods of desolation, be'lakor. and of course ac/dc


AC/DC? Never heard of them. They must be new.


Yeah, relatively new compared to some other bands still kicking around i.e. The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd.
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14.04.2015 - 02:04
Rating: 10
Ichinose

Posts: 114
From: Greece

What can I say? Whoever thinks this is crap needs to get the marmalade out of their ears.
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"But who prays for Satan? Who in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most" - Mark Twain
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21.10.2015 - 06:25
Rating: 10
jadis40

Posts: 7
From: USA
"Countless Skies" - Such an amazing track. Love this whole album.
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03.02.2016 - 02:25
Rating: 10
errorcode99

Posts: 259
From: USA

This is now one of my favorite melodeath albums. I keep coming back to it.
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03.02.2016 - 21:38
Rating: 9
desire

Posts: 16
From: Iran
Every single track is great... no filler.
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24.03.2016 - 21:04
Rating: 10
koob

Posts: 231
From: France
Giving this a 10, this is probably the only worthy Melodeath album of the decade.
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16.08.2016 - 20:25
Rating: 10
MetalAce
The Eternal

Posts: 98
From: Iran

This is truly a masterpiece. Been listening to this album for 2-3 years. "Countless Skies" is the most memorable track of this album. Their latest album was a gem release too.
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11.09.2016 - 21:43
Rating: 10
Ziberdia

Posts: 2
From: France

One of the most wonderful melodic death album I ever listened !
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