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Mik’s Top 50 – Intros That Instantly Grab My Attention #19-20


#20 Be’lakor – Remnants

“Winter’s first marrow cracks, mother bides the spring
Ne’er evade the hand of death and coursing pain it brings”

This is a great, haunting intro that immediately gets stuck in your head and makes you tap your foot to the catchy melody. The Australian band Be’lakor are masters of mournful, sweeping guitars and pounding drums; the whole album ‘Of Breath and Bone’ from 2012 is filled with memorable riffs and fantastic compositions. It should not be missed.

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Tales From Bandcamp: Of Breath and Bone by Be’lakor


1897232888-1If you happen to fancy yourself a fan of melodic death metal, be prepared to meet your new favorite band of the moment (quite possibly much longer).  Hailing from the land down under (Australia) the quintet of Be’lakor have crafted one hell of a beast of an album in Of Breath and Bone.  Using blizzards of sick riffing, tight rhythms, thundering vocals, and insanely catchy leads mixed with engaging moods and dynamic shifts this record never ceases for a moment to suck you in.  While I can still draw comparisons to melo-death stalwarts like In Flames, Insomnium, and Amon Amarth, Be’lakor really have made a sound all their own here.  Each track has a unique feel and they also sport that diversity stuff I happen to like so much.

So, give yourself a treat and check out Of Breath and Bone and as always, if you dig it, tell your fellow metal brethren and grab yourself a copy.  Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!

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