French Atmospheric Black Metal trio AODON, in collaboration with No Clean Singing, have premiered forthcoming album Portraits. Stream it in its entirety at the link below!
“We’re approaching the halfway mark on 2023’s calendar, but we’ll venture the bold speculation that even by year-end you’ll have a hard time finding an album more overwhelmingly powerful in its sound and mood than Portraits.”
– No Clean Singing
“I’m not sure what it is about France that has the ability to spawn an absurd number of top-tier melodic, atmospheric black metal bands, but with Portraits, Aodon has joined the ranks of bands that should be mentioned early in any conversation about the regional export.”
– Toilet ov Hell
AODON will release its third album, Portraits, June 9 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Willowtip Records.
The new opus is a harrowing journey into the depths of human nature. On Portraits, AODON introduces us to nine individuals, one for each track on the album; fictitious or real, guided towards their fall by a different element: misery, ego, addiction, belief, violence, obedience, abuse, destruction or love.
The artwork of Alex Eckman Law perfectly represents this reflection on the unsuspected elements present in each one of us beyond appearances, leading us to nothingness.
Summing it all up, the band released the following statement concerning the forthcoming album:
“With Portraits, we gave free rein to all the ambivalence of Aodon’s music, both enraged and melodic, hostile and immersive. It was the perfect setting to present these nine dark destinies.”
FFO: Infestus, V:28, Mgla
Music composed and recorded by M-kha.
Lyrics written by Alix R.
Mixing and mastering by AJ Viana Productions.