Be'lakor show few (if any) signs of innovation here. But what ultimately matters is the established sound at hand, which remains engaging and even addicting. Other than "In Parting," there aren't any potential classics to truly speak of, but some of the sections are among the most gleefully intoxicating. Refinement is the name of the game here, and for the results we've been bestowed, it's one that's sure to keep the plays coming.
Melodic, progressive breathtaking death metal, Be'lakor have made their absolute best album, with the technicality being so eloquently executed that every riff and drum beat seems to be adding onto a story, every section is completely inspired and the vocals carry it all at the head. The other aspects are always boosting the immensely powerful atmosphere that this album conveys, the synthetics are also notable, as they help create a dark ominous feeling while at the same time remaining subtle and only slightly washed over the rest of the instrumentals.
Excellent from start to finish. I'm not a fan of lengthy songs, but Be'Lakor manages to even keep my attention throughout. I had no idea what to think after seeing this album cover, so I decided to check it out and was not dissappointed in the least bit. The gutteral vocals add to the mood that the instrumentation represents, and really makes Of Breath and Bone not only an enjoyable listen but also a rememberable one which is very important in a genre like this.