Aodon are a band from France that plays an atmospheric form of post black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "11069" which will be released in March by Willowtip Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the music more of a raw feeling. Vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style.
Elements of post metal can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length as well as the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody.
Clean playing can also be heard in some parts of the recording as well as the music also having its atmospheric moments. Some of the riffs and leads also add in a dissonant touch at times and synths can also be heard on the closing track. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in French and cover dark and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Aodon are a very great sounding atmospheric post black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Les rayons" "L'instinct" and "Le parfum des pluies". 8 out of 10.