Be' Lakor
Of Breath and Bone
Style: Melodic Death Metal
Release date: 1 June, 2012
Playing time: 61:21

In November 2009 I was impressed by this bands second release 'Stone's Reach'. The band from Down Under was unknown to me back then and I think not only to me. One and a half year later that will be different. They played at the Summer Breeze 2010 festival and are confirmed already for the 2012 edition.

I'm not surprised that this band has increased their fan base. On this new album they continue the musical road they started with 'Stone's Reach. Intelligent melodic death metal with rather unpredictable parts in their songs. Again an album that grows after each spin. Beautiful keyboard lines, nice epic melodies, great guitar parts, grooving drums and deep 'out of the toes' grunts. The way in which the  band uses acoustic guitar parts in several songs gives them an identity of their own.

On their previous album I compared the band with Amon Amarth, but these influences have been thrown more in the background. On this album they have developed further and show even more that they can write excellent strong songs that never get bored. Sometimes you still hear a little bit Opeth and Dark Tranquility in the music, but I just tell you that just so that you get a little idea of what to expect. The songs have an average of about 8 minutes, but before you know it they pass by.

There are a lot of melodic death bands out there at the moment, but I can strongly advice you to listen to this Australian band.


01. Abeyonce
02. Remnants
03. Fraught
04. Absit Omen
05. To Stir the Sea
06. In Parting
07. The Dream and Waking
08. By Moon and Star

Label: Kolony Records
Distribution: Kolony Records
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 2 June, 2012