Elaborate and unrestrained ACOD dives deeper into the Abyss!
A new chapter has been written... The French ACOD has just returned from beyond to relate you their journey on the other side. Some stories must be told, some stories must be revealed, it is time to unveil: “Versets Noirs”!
Hidden from everyone, a sorority of witches needs to find the chosen one in the afterlife. Now the day is slowly ending and the night will fall on humanity. They found him, but only one can change the course of history. Burdened with fear, borrowed from melancholy and Mediterranean melodies, your soul will travel to the heart of different eras, constantly crossing the path of witches.
You will discover it through these four Black/Death occult metal tracks that make up this cursed sixth album of ACOD. Trowned into the meanders, the brutality and the elevation will be draped with a black veil to leave no choice to the passenger of the afterlife. The cover track from Samael ‘Black Trip’ sublime it, summarizes by closing the doors of this opus.
Occasionally a record will come along with so much obvious effort and variation put into it that it feels like the band really planned out some veritable tour de force, and such is the case for ACOD’s “Verset Noirs”. Ostensibly an admixture of black, death and thrash metal, they’ve also got no opposition to tossing in symphonic sequences, narrative samples, or more accessible riffs and melodies than you might expect given their track record. The bottom line is that they have crafted this comprehensive album in which anything can go as long as it services the songwriting, and you will enjoye the experience for all that it draws upon, and the fact that it defies any sort of easy predictability while not swinging too far outside the box.
1. Habentis Maleficia
2. The Son of a God (The Heir of Divine Blood)
3. A Thousand Lives in a Second
4. May This World Burn
5. Black Trip (Samael cover)
Frédéric Peuchaud - Vocals
Jérôme Grollier - Guitars, Bass, Backing Vocals & Orchestration