The track "A Natural Apostasy" is probably the most diverse on the album. It actually has quite a nice build up from the start. Following that is a flowing heavier section and towards the end is an almost folk-like guitar piece coupled with a meaningful and well played flute segment by Megan Sykes. Be'lakor has created an album that will probably never bore you.
A truly great beginning for a mighty band. This stands on its own, it's not just a first album that is good to have listened to and move on.
In some ways this is not as tight, not as perfect compositionally as the next three albums. But very fine music nevertheless.
Favorite track: A Natural Apostasy.
“Moving in a distinctly Progressive direction… Australian riff-artists Be’lakor [produce] what could well be the best Melodeath album ever made…” - Metal Reviews: 88/100
“…belligerent catchy riffs and incredibly melodic twin solos masterly peppered with mesmerizing piano/synth work, accidental folk inclusions and thunderous inhuman growls… 43 absolutely slaying minutes…” - Treehouse of Death: 9/10
“The Frail Tide just oozes metal perfection at almost every note, riff, solo and synth line … for you fans and labels reading this, if I can give my ringing endorsement to another unsigned band…this year that deserves your attention right now, it’s Be’lakor. ” - Metal Review (Album of the Week): 9.4/10
BONUS: Purchase includes high-res album booklet, containing album art and lyrics.