Be’lakor has managed to blow us away once more by releasing an extremely amazing album, even better than their highly praised debut album “The Frail Tide”.
This Australian Melodic Death Metal band has been able to quickly climb spots as one of the premier Melodic Death Metal band’s of the scene, and they have done so with only 2 releases under their belt, both of them were self-released.
The band since releasing “Stone’s Reach” have signed with Aussie label Prime Cuts Music, and hopefully the get the exposure they need since their music is very impressive and well made. The album brings us 8 songs of top notch Melodic Death Metal that will have you playing this album over and over.
The band has improved considerably in their song writing abilities and you can clearly notice since most songs are very long and never get dull, the intrinsic melodies worked out by their guitar player are some of the best out there. The bass guitar is perfectly sitting in the middle of the music but is noticeable when needed.
The drum track is very solid as well since it holds all the music together, changing the pace when needed and letting the melodic aspect of the music shine perfectly. Keyboards are present but you will not pay much attention to then until you have been listening to the music for quite a while, since they just provide enough undertones here and there to complement the music.
George Kosmas growls are pretty solid, adding just another layer of amazingness to this release. Overall this band is pretty well rounded having excellent musicians in every position of the band.
“Stone’s Reach” has quickly become one of my favorite albums of 2009, but now it’s time for me to go back and enjoy this excellent album, and for you to try and get this album which is now available via iTunes, so you don’t have an excuse of not being able to find it in stores.
|Album: Stone's Reach
Release: June 20, 2009
|Genre: Melodic Death Metal