Belle Morte: With contrasts – in music, lyrics and visual imaginary……

Belle Morte – Crime Of Passion

Belle Morte is a musical project from Belarus, Minsk playing something in between symphonic and gothic metal. The idea behind Belle Morte is playing on contrasts – in music, lyrics and visual imaginary .Belarus Symphonic Metal discovery Belle Morte: have signed a deal for the release of their debut album Crime Of Passion with Wormholedeath.

Band statement:

«We are extremely proud to share that we have signed with WormHoleDeath label, and our first full length album Crime Of Passion will be released soon. This is a big step for us, as we’ve spent over 2 years crafting it track by track. Compared with our debut EP, Crime Of Passion has a way darker sound and vibes and more complicated arrangements with multiple influences. We believe we’ve advanced musically, and signing with WormHoleDeath will help us reach more people. We are thrilled to become a part of the family and can’t wait to see how it goes!».


1. Overture

2. Who are you

3. If only you knew

4. To Get Her

5. Beauty and the beast

6. My little demon

7. Broken things

8. Beauty meant to kill

9. Lace

10. My legacy

11. To get her (Acoustic)

The album was recorded at Ivory Records, produced, mixed & mastered by Sergey Butovsky.

About the album:

«The album is called Crime Of Passion and it’s inspired by John Fowles’s novel The Collector. It tells a coherent story which started as an unhealthy obsession and stalking and resulted in murder, both from the side of the murderer and his victim. The idea of having a full-length album appeared when we were working on the EP. We had enough material for it at that moment, but at the same time didn’t want to rush and really wanted it to be well-thought and professional, so it took us 2 years to complete it. In general “Crime of Passion” has a way darker sound and vibes, compared to our first EP “Game on”. The story we tell here doesn’t have a happy ending, so you are witnessing how the situation unfolds, getting more and more intense and having a tragic finale».

«Musically Crime Of Passion has more complicated arrangements, a lot of djent/progressive and even some black metal elements and a very diverse material. For example, Beauty Meant To Kill doesn’t have guitars at all, relying heavily on powerful symphonic parts with electronic instruments and percussion. If Only You Knew has a lot of prog metal and some djent elements. Guitars became heavier and more sophisticated, especially in My Little Demon and Beauty At The Beast. We are using a lot of different elements on the Crime Of passion and we made it all sound consistent and not trivial at the same time. Each element used reveals different nuances, making it all sound like a mono rock-opera, with leitmotivs and instrumental parts, which are there not for the sake of being there, but for the sake of strengthening presence effect, shedding more light on the emotions of the characters» .

Belle Morte Biography

Belle Morte is a musical project from Belarus, Minsk, playing dark symphonic metal with gothic/progressive flavor and melancholic vibe. The first single Mercy was released on Dec 9, 2017, accompanied by a music video later on. Debut band’s EP Game On was released in 2018. 4 tracks listed on the EP have asymmetric songwriting structure and jarring dynamic jumps from balladry to metallic symphonic bluster. Later on, Belle Morte collaborated with Norwegian melodic death metal band Addendum and released Mistakable Monster single together.

The song is about trying to find back to the ones you have loved and lost. A tale about two sisters, locked in different worlds. After EP the band focused on producing a full-length conceptual album inspired by John Fowles’s The Collector. During this period My Legacy, To Get Her and Lace singles were released. The second Belle Morte’s music video was shot for the Lace single. Album named Crime Of Passion tells a coherent story which started as an unhealthy obsession and stalking and resulted in murder, both from the side of the murderer and his victim.

The idea behind Belle Morte is playing on contrasts – in music, lyrics and visual imaginary. It’s about seeing its own beauty in disturbing things, ugly things, and, vice versa, seeing the bad side in nice things which might not be that obvious at the first sight.


About Ulf Backstrøm (7437 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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