Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone



8.6 | 885 votes |
Release date: 1 June 2012
Style: Melodic death metal

Owners:

717 have it
105 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: 5

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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04.06.2012 - 03:46
Rating: 10
Zealot644
The world has until December to give me a better album than this.
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04.06.2012 - 03:54
Rating: 10
Zealot644
Written by JÄY on 03.06.2012 at 18:07

I used to be able to enjoy this kind of deep, complex music before I had kids, but now I find find myself wishing it was more straight forward and to the point. Maybe some of you with 1 hour of music listening time per day and agree.


Sounds like you need to get an hour to yourself. All I'm reading is "I havent given this album a chance yet"
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04.06.2012 - 09:08
Rating: 8
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Zealot644 on 04.06.2012 at 03:54

All I'm reading is "I havent given this album a chance yet"

Maybe because he can't..?
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Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
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04.06.2012 - 14:18
Rating: 10
Zealot644
Written by Zaph on 04.06.2012 at 09:08

Written by Zealot644 on 04.06.2012 at 03:54

All I'm reading is "I havent given this album a chance yet"

Maybe because he can't..?


The only reason I said that is because what was written is stupid and doesnt show anything. What's the point to saying "Havent listened yet, meh." ?
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04.06.2012 - 14:31
Rating: 5
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
Written by JÄY on 03.06.2012 at 18:07

I used to be able to enjoy this kind of deep, complex music before I had kids, but now I find find myself wishing it was more straight forward and to the point. Maybe some of you with 1 hour of music listening time per day and agree.

I don't really see anything complex in this album; in fact, some sort of complexity and innovation is something that I am really missing here...
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
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06.06.2012 - 06:56
Rating: 8
omjaimes
omjaimes
If you are very concentrate in the album for sure you never be bored, very rich in melodies, with riffs almost perfect ... but It don't impressed me so much .. I really prefer Stone's Reach for it pleasant innovative sound
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06.06.2012 - 09:12
Soulhole
Dude these guys are on a fucking roll for sure... 10/10 for me! cant stop listening to it
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06.06.2012 - 09:15
Soulhole
This shit is beefy... its basically like a beef cake... but metal...
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06.06.2012 - 09:50
Soulhole
Written by InnerSelf on 01.06.2012 at 14:34

Just when I gave up on Melodeath


that's alright, at least we have HavoK for you...
BTW i like both...
hope you like thrash or I'll look like a dick...
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06.06.2012 - 14:12
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Soulhole on 06.06.2012 at 09:50

that's alright, at least we have HavoK for you...
BTW i like both...
hope you like thrash or I'll look like a dick...

I haven't really ventured that much into thrash, so we'll have to wait and see if you're indeed a dick
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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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06.06.2012 - 16:32
Rating: 10
OpethRules
2 people rated "5" ?!?!? :-)
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06.06.2012 - 16:48
Rating: 6
InsaneMetal
Quite a boring album, and I loved Stone's Reach.
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06.06.2012 - 17:18
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by InnerSelf on 06.06.2012 at 14:12
I haven't really ventured that much into thrash, so we'll have to wait and see if you're indeed a dick

If you're going to venture into thrash don't start with that watered down revivalist crap. (Havok, Evile, Warbringer, etc.)
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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06.06.2012 - 18:01
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Troy Killjoy on 06.06.2012 at 17:18

Written by InnerSelf on 06.06.2012 at 14:12
I haven't really ventured that much into thrash, so we'll have to wait and see if you're indeed a dick

If you're going to venture into thrash don't start with that watered down revivalist crap. (Havok, Evile, Warbringer, etc.)

Mikyz made a kick ass thrash list, will probably start from there.
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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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06.06.2012 - 20:25
Rating: 6
Valaskjalf
TheImperturbable
Its so weird for me that I actually like this band, because they remind me of a refined version of Amon Amarth (a band i freekin despise). Sort of Amon Amarth minus the predictable riffs and vikingness and a bit of Insomnium in there somewhere as well.

I can definitely see why everyone rates it so highly, even though Im not sure why I do.
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IF THE MILK IS SOUR...I AINT THE KINDA PUSSY TO DRINK IT
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06.06.2012 - 23:08
Soulhole
Written by InnerSelf on 06.06.2012 at 18:01

Written by Troy Killjoy on 06.06.2012 at 17:18

Written by InnerSelf on 06.06.2012 at 14:12
I haven't really ventured that much into thrash, so we'll have to wait and see if you're indeed a dick

If you're going to venture into thrash don't start with that watered down revivalist crap. (Havok, Evile, Warbringer, etc.)

Mikyz made a kick ass thrash list, will probably start from there.


Yeah i'd start with old slayer, metallica, megadeth, anthrax myself
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07.06.2012 - 08:58
Soulhole
Written by Troy Killjoy on 06.06.2012 at 17:18

Written by InnerSelf on 06.06.2012 at 14:12
I haven't really ventured that much into thrash, so we'll have to wait and see if you're indeed a dick

If you're going to venture into thrash don't start with that watered down revivalist crap. (Havok, Evile, Warbringer, etc.)


Havok is still a really good band
reminds me of Flotsam and Jetsam
hardcore bay area thrash metal ...but from Colorado duuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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07.06.2012 - 12:51
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
This album is starting to grow on me. Makes me proud to be an Aussie that a band of this quality can come from our humble little country.
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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09.06.2012 - 00:36
Rating: 6
@gent_-_orange
A boring album IMO, I guess I am destined to never like Melodeath.
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Alone he sits, A vanquished Lord upon an oaken throne, presiding o'er this conflict that chills him to the bone, for each tarnished blade that festers is a thorn thrust in his side and his pain alone bears witness to the folly of mankind.
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09.06.2012 - 00:40
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by OpethRules on 06.06.2012 at 16:32

2 people rated "5" ?!?!? :-)

D: Someone has a different opinion than you?!?!?!
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forever bummed out
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09.06.2012 - 14:11
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Soulhole on 07.06.2012 at 08:58

Havok is still a really good band
reminds me of Flotsam and Jetsam
hardcore bay area thrash metal ...but from Colorado duuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrr


what is the connection between Flotsam and Jetsam and the Bay Area
nothing at all, also not in sound en geographically they are from Arizona
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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09.06.2012 - 16:05
Timmeh
Dudeman
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09.06.2012 - 16:25
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Timmeh on 09.06.2012 at 16:05
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320900487515&ssPageName=ADME%3AL%3ALCA%3AAU%3A1123

Pretty much like selling 100 copies with just the one album. Good for them.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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10.06.2012 - 00:08
Rating: 8
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Timmeh on 09.06.2012 at 16:05

Did anyone see how much the #1 digipack went for? Pretty insane.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320900487515&ssPageName=ADME%3AL%3ALCA%3AAU%3A1123

Smart move...
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Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
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10.06.2012 - 07:11
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
As it currently stands, the rating will put this in the top 40. Only needs another seven votes to make the top 200 list.
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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10.06.2012 - 16:18
Timmeh
Dudeman
Written by Ace Frawley on 10.06.2012 at 07:11
As it currently stands, the rating will put this in the top 40. Only needs another seven votes to make the top 200 list

#36 as of 200 votes.
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10.06.2012 - 16:24
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
This the top album of 2012?
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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10.06.2012 - 16:29
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.06.2012 at 16:24

This the top album of 2012?

Are you even surprised? It's a melodeath album.

Apparently it's the 39th greatest album of all time too...
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10.06.2012 - 16:38
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.06.2012 at 16:29


Are you even surprised? It's a melodeath album.



Not really surprised no since somehow this band has been overrated like hell here on MS also for their first couple of albums.
And of course it's generic melodeath as well which the punters lap up like mad dogs.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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10.06.2012 - 17:51
Rating: 10
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.06.2012 at 16:38

And of course it's generic melodeath as well which the punters lap up like mad dogs.

Now everyone's shocked.
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