Be'lakor The Frail Tide
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DBlitz
February 16th 2008



1690 Comments


Yea I agree... you seriously underrated them but I guess you interpret this stuff differently, I'm not trying to bash you or anything. More people need to know about this album

Oh and Crimson, thanks for introducing me to to one of the finest melodic death metal releases I have heard. I usually like faster and heavier stuff... but this, I just love it, after I read your Raintime and Dimension Zero reviews I thought I'd check what else you like and then I found this. Thank you very much =D

Confessed2005
February 16th 2008



3314 Comments


Twelve year olds being more mature than seventeen year olds?

Yep. I do think this will be something that appeals to me greatly. I'll hunt it down somewhen.

DBlitz
February 16th 2008



1690 Comments


Twelve year olds being more mature than seventeen year olds?

Who is that aimed at D=!

And yea, get it.This Message Edited On 02.16.08

violentmog
February 16th 2008



73 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Jeez, every time I listen to this, it gets better and better.

Crimson
February 17th 2008



1935 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

That's because it's awesome. So, I was talking to them about how their new album was coming along, and this is what they sent me:
[quote=Be'lakor]

Yeah, I've noticed that the Sputnik review has had some really positive comments. Thanks for writing it man!

Okay, here's an update: 3 songs complete with lyircs. Another song complete but still needing lyrics. A further 2 songs about 50% complete. So overall the next album is maybe 70% written. The music is really exciting, I can't wait to get this thing out there. We're negotiating with a couple of smallish labels but the good news is that we should definitely have *some* kind of label support, and distribution, for this next album.[/quote]This Message Edited On 02.17.08

DBlitz
February 17th 2008



1690 Comments


Nice... I can't wait for it. Hopefully it won't disappoint

Crimson
February 17th 2008



1935 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Trust me, from the two songs I have heard it, it won't. Insanely good.

DBlitz
February 17th 2008



1690 Comments


Do you have a link to the songs?

Crimson
February 17th 2008



1935 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Not the ones they sent me, which were decent quality but still recorded in a live setting, but their are three songs on youtube (bad quality, but what'ya gonna do?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf1xHLq-AFk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1b0Ake2QUg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x-dhnF0KbQThis Message Edited On 02.17.08

DBlitz
February 17th 2008



1690 Comments


Youtube is loading extremely slow for me, I heard the first one fine, last two took a while to load so only heard just about half. I'm loving what I heard. I want the new album now.

This album is really close to getting a 5 from me...

AngelPhoenix
February 17th 2008



2764 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Can I say it one more time without getting beat? lol
This album sounds like the 2nd or 3rd offering from a mature, seasoned band. This is their debut O_O. I'm still in complete shock about that. I'm sure this isn't the first time a band's debut blew people away (I've heard a lot of similar praise for DT's The Gallery) but this was the first I'd personally experienced. Immediately I'm a fan This Message Edited On 02.17.08

DBlitz
April 13th 2008



1690 Comments


http://www.sputnikmusic.com/bands.php?bandid=959

asdemonsburn told me about them ages ago, and now I see a scary resemblance between this and 12 Ablaze (released 2001). Someone get the album and you'll notice the similarities, one of the most prominent similarity would be "Ensheild My Hate Eternal" by Elysian Fields and "Neither Shape Nor Shadow" from about 2:25.

Dunno what to think, I do prefer Be'lakor more but... it sounds too similar

Crimson
April 13th 2008



1935 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'd check it out but I can't find the album anywhere, fancy uploading it so I can have a listen?

DBlitz
April 13th 2008



1690 Comments


email/msn?

Crimson
April 13th 2008



1935 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

blackbuire@aol.com

or

ukRaven_VW@hotmail.comThis Message Edited On 04.13.08

DBlitz
April 13th 2008



1690 Comments


sent

to the first oneThis Message Edited On 04.13.08

Crimson
April 13th 2008



1935 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

That's great, cheers bud, will give it a listen when it downloads.

Crimson
April 13th 2008



1935 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Alright, half way through it, and I'm not sure. They do have some similarities (the occasional maiden-asque harmonies, and some of the slower breaks are somewhat similar) but there are also a lot of differences. For one, they don't play the same genre really, they seem more symphonic black metal to me than melodic death. The symphonics in the album don't really sound like something Be'lakor would do, and there's a lot of tremolo riffing which Be'lakor don't do either.
But yeah, I can see where you're coming from, they do sound somewhat similar, but I don't see the 'scary resemblance' though. They do sound like a pretty good band though.

DBlitz
April 13th 2008



1690 Comments


I found the intro to Ensheild My Hate Eternal just like 2:25 Neither Shape Nor Shadow, kinda sounds stolen

Crimson
April 13th 2008



1935 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'll ask them about it, see if they've even heard of the band.



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