La letra del grupo suele tratar sobre naturaleza, paganismo y mitología griega. It's simply not progressive enough for the album to be carried by its instrumental work and it's certainly not progressive enough to really justify the generally long track lengths that the band have served up here, most of which go by the seven minute mark with the exception of Luma and A Thread Dissolves. There are eight tracks here and even after a few listens I can't say I can tell you much about any individual piece as they have done nothing to be remarkable. Additional programming and soundscapes by Julian Renzo. The Dream and the Waking 8. En serio gran banda tarde meses en encontrarla ara poder bajar su musica y el unico era Bandcamp. Guess I'm way out the loop when it comes to music but there are countless bands out there that I have yet to encounter or discover but my thirst in metal is exquisite and I am still discovering these new bands everyday that quenches that thirst and Be'lakor has done just that.
Points for making a bit more of an effort than most I suppose, but at the end of the days Vessels is another one of those latter group melodic death metal releases that I won't ever feel inclined to listen to again. From Scythe to Sceptre 3. Neither Shape Nor Shadow 2. The Desolation Of Ares 3. Sure, the band are well playing enough and the growled vocals are decent and most importantly it does sound to be as if Be'lakor have tried to put some thought into their album, but it simply comes across as a miss hit, offering nothing of substance to drag me back into it. I'll be fair, having a bit of patience with it has allowed Vessels to open up to me enough for it to now hold my attention a bit better, but I can't say that I think my initial reaction was at all off the mark.
There are shades of brilliance in the instrumentation, the rhythms, the song structures, the intonations, the production, the melodies - too many things to spell out. My first impressions were rather mixed. Vessels 2016 is their fourth album. Is Vessels a bad album? In fact if I'm honest pushing into the second half of the album I was actually starting to feel bored out of my tree. Admittedly both of these groups may be doing exactly the same thing, it's just that some do it better than others. Saludos desde Mexico y gracias de verdad! The main impression I get from this release is that it's missing that certain special spark that transforms an album from being merely listenable to being something worth listening to. Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, New York City.
Be'lakor have showed themselves to be a singular talent, coming up with one of the year's best. . Every so often though there comes a group like Be'lakor of Australia, who try to create something more progressive out of their melodic death metal sound. For a melodic death metal band there aren't any real lyrical hooks of the kind artists like Arch Enemy or Scar Symmetry have delivered on their best records and while Be'lakor's music is somewhat progressive it's only enough for me to sit up and pay attention for a moment while listening to the album. Vessels is Be'lakor's fourth full-length, and first concept album. To Stir the Sea 6. That catches my attention, but being my first experience with Be'lakor's music, I went into this album not really sure what to expect.
Ambient sounds of the wild recorded at Cataract Gorge, Tasmania. Mixed and engineered by Julian Renzo. P aís:Australia Año Inicio:2004 Estilo:Melodic Death Metal, Atmospheric Metal Pass:destileriasonora Info:Quinteto nacido en Melbourne, Victoria, en donde llevan una sobria carrera de cuatro discos, donde se muestra la evolución desde el Melodic Death Metal hasta la incorporación de elementos Atmospheric. No, not really, but ask me about it tomorrow and I don't think I'll remember anything about it. First time I've ever heard of this band. I have one main reason for saying that: even after a few listens there isn't really anything about Vessels that stays with me upon its conclusion. There's the kind that's fast, epic and catchy despite itself, and then there's the kind that just comes across as generic, B-grade stuff designed for the masses to lap up that may be decent enough to listen to, but fails to make any lasting impression.
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