Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone



8.6 | 908 votes |
Release date: 1 June 2012
Style: Melodic death metal

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733 have it
108 want it


01. Abeyance
02. Remnants
03. Fraught
04. Absit Omen
05. To Stir The Sea
06. In Parting
07. The Dream And The Waking
08. By Moon And Star

The best Melodeath / Extreme Power / Gothenburg Metal album of 2012
Top 20 albums of 2012: 2

Line-up
George Kosmas - vocals, guitars
Steven Merry - keyboards, piano
Shaun Sykes - guitars
Jimmy Vanden Broeck - drums
John Richardson - bass

Session musicians
Megan Sykes - flute

Additional info
In memory of Dimitris Haitidis (28/12/87 - 29/6/11).

Recorded between the months of December 2011 & February 2012.
Recorded and engineered by Warren Hammond at Pennydrop Audio, Melbourne.
Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden in March 2012.
Produced by Be'lakor.

Image on album cover originally painted by Gabriel Ferrier.

All album art selected by Be'lakor and prepared by Costin Chioreanu at Twilight 13 Media. All other album design done by Costin Chioreanu with the assistance of Be'lakor.

Staff review by
Troy Killjoy
Rating:
9.0
In what can only be described as a natural progression of one of the most highly regarded melodic death metal albums of the decade in Stone's Reach, Be'lakor have taken to the studio once more with the hopes of building on their already unrelenting momentum.

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published 23.05.2012 | Comments (89)

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15.11.2012 - 17:01
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by LeKiwi on 15.11.2012 at 16:52
I realise it's a good rating in comparison, but then again most bands' efforts are worthless.


...What? Is this the only good album this year?
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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15.11.2012 - 18:52
Rating: 9
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Mr. Doctor on 15.11.2012 at 17:01

Written by LeKiwi on 15.11.2012 at 16:52
I realise it's a good rating in comparison, but then again most bands' efforts are worthless.


...What? Is this the only good album this year?


I admit to exaggerating the amount of praise this album deserves, but my rating proceeded only after a few spins at which point I had yet to tire of it. I am still in the process of re-rating most of the albums to a lower level But yes, this is the album that had the greatest impression on me this year; I'm a sucker for melodies as opposed to complexity, as much as I love a good amalgamation of the two
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29.01.2013 - 03:02
ScnD361
The best album I've hear in my whole life
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31.01.2013 - 18:07
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by ScnD361 on 29.01.2013 at 03:02

The best album I've hear in my whole life

That's sad. This is pretty average when it comes to their style
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28.06.2014 - 16:26
Rating: 9
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Can't leave Be'lakor fans without this:

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29.06.2014 - 12:23
Rating: 6
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Just yesterday someone played this album for me on his cell phone as he thought this was a very outstanding and interesting album, but all I thought was that this album was so generic and average
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The Fangirl.
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29.06.2014 - 12:45
Rating: 6
mz
Written by Angel N. on 29.06.2014 at 12:23

Just yesterday someone played this album for me on his cell phone as he thought this was a very outstanding and interesting album, but all I thought was that this album was so generic and average

If you don't like this album to the core, then you have no ears. Nothing else can explain it
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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29.06.2014 - 12:58
Rating: 6
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by mz on 29.06.2014 at 12:45

If you don't like this album to the core, then you have no ears. Nothing else can explain it

But there is nothing special or interesting about it, I could predict how most of the songs would go on, it's repeating the same old style of all the other melo death in the most imitating way, I mean following exactly the same musical path as all the other melo death did
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The Fangirl.
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29.06.2014 - 13:34
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Written by mz on 29.06.2014 at 12:45

If you don't like this album to the core, then you have no ears. Nothing else can explain it

Be'laBore ran over my dog and punched my daughter. That's my legitimate reason for not liking them.
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29.06.2014 - 14:57
Rating: 6
mz
Written by Angel N. on 29.06.2014 at 12:58

But there is nothing special or interesting about it, I could predict how most of the songs would go on, it's repeating the same old style of all the other melo death in the most imitating way, I mean following exactly the same musical path as all the other melo death did

I guess you don't waste enough time on MS like me since you didn't get the reference.
I agree with what you said about this album, though I put this band above most other melodeath bands these days.
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29.06.2014 - 14:57
Rating: 6
mz
Written by Guest on 29.06.2014 at 13:34

Be'laBore ran over my dog and punched my daughter. That's my legitimate reason for not liking them.

legitimate enough
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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23.09.2014 - 20:53
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
I've been playing this WAY too much lately and it seems to have grown on me to the point where I'd put it in my top 5 Melodeath albums ever.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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02.11.2014 - 22:16
Rating: 10
MetalAce
The Eternal
OK, don't look at my rating! Be'lakor is something special, something mystery, I really enjoyed their music. THIS album is outstanding even nowaday I'm still listening to this.
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25.11.2014 - 21:23
Rating: 10
MeloMania
I would describe this band as almost an acquired taste. When I first heard this album, it was different, but I didn't feel anything too special about it. Upon a second listening, I really started taking notice of a few songs that stand out. Remnants, in particular, is a beautifully written song. Asbit Omen also stood out. I listened to it a third time, and really liked it. At this point, I almost can't stop listening to it. I personally like it as much as Stone's Reach, and Be'lakor is really growing on me as a whole. They are in production for their fourth album now and I am eagerly awaiting.
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08.09.2015 - 02:16
Rating: 8
Poat
MMmmm shyea its sort of heavy, not crazy heavy though.
Heavy Score: 6

For ranking system see: Poat's Heavy Ranking System
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03.02.2016 - 21:38
Rating: 9
desire
The Dream And The Waking is awsome.
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04.04.2017 - 23:39
Rating: 10
Himedal
Came here today to change my rating from 8 to 10. these kids are fantastic. the new album is also very good.
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What goes by is life to be taken
The doom calls upon the forsaken
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