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Be’lakor’s “Valence” is Awesome in the Truest Sense of the Word


MetalSucks’ much-beloved Be’lakor are be’laback with a fresh be’labanger, “Valence.”

The track, to which I could ascribe pretty much every adjective ever to describe awesomely awesome melodeath-doom, arrives in advance of the band’s new album, Coherence, which is out tomorrow (Friday, October 29) on Napalm.

Look, for all I know, Dimebag is gonna rise from the grave today and release something that will totally blow our minds. Barring that, this is probably the best new song you’re gonna hear today. When I called it “awesome” in that last paragraph, I was referring to the original definition of the word — “extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear” — and not the way we use it colloquially. It’s the kind of song that’s so good that even if you don’t think you’re in the mood for this particular style of metal right now, you will quickly get into the mood for this particular style of metal. It has its own overwhelming center of gravity that way.

Says the band of the track:

“’Valence’ is a song which brings together elements of all our previous albums – perhaps especially the sounds and moods of Stone’s Reach and Of Breath and Bone – and then combines them with some of our newer ideas.

“The studio footage, filmed in Melbourne by Oli Sansom, was captured in the tracking and recording spaces where Coherence was created – and so it’s is a fitting song to accompany the release of the album. Enjoy!”

Check it out below. Pre-order Coherence it here.

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