2021 Best of Metal: #11 Be’Lakor-Coherence

Origin: Melbourne, Australia

Release date: 10/29/2021

Personnel: George Kosmas-vox/guitar, Shaun Sykes-guitar, John Richardson-bass, Steve Merry-keyboards, Elliott Sansom-drums

The album is pure Scandinavian melodic death metal by way of Melbourne, Australia. I swear there is a secret tunnel running from Finland to Australia. There is no other way to fully explain how Be’Lakor managed to produce an album that feels this frozen. This album is reminiscent of Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum and even early era Katatonia. Lush epic songs are what you can expect on this one.

4.5 flip flops out of 5

The list so far:

11. Be’Lakor-Coherence
12. Hooded Menace-The Tritonus Bell
13. Quicksand-Distant Populations
14. Harakiri For the Sky-Maere
15. Converge and Chelsea Wolfe-Bloodmoon: I
16. At The Gates-The Nightmare of Being
17. The Vintage Caravan-Monuments
18. Nervosa-Perpetual Chaos
19. Baest-Necro Sapiens
20. Agrypie-Metamorphosis