The name Be’lakor is the name of a demon from the tabletop game Warhammer. A game probably many of you have played or know someone that has. I like when bands do that, same with Ereb Altor being from Dungeons and Dragons. Anyways Be’lakor way of playing melodic death metal I’ve always held in high regard against bands such like Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum and In Mourning. Bands who have probably influenced Be’lakor a lot along the way and it’s nice to see an Australian band do something so well that’s quite heavy associated with the Nordic metal scene.
Vessels is the fourth release from the band and Be’lakor just keeps on releasing great albums. Granted I have to say I don’t think this is their best release but then again it is very hard to beat Stone’s Reach which is already a melodeath classic. Still Vessels will leave you satisfied and Be’lakor have made their already great discography even greater.