Acod – Inner Light EP
French extreme metal group Acod play a visceral style of melodic death metal with hints of black metal, which is akin to early Arch Enemy meets Hypocrisy. There are some hints of black metal from the Immortal side of things.
These guys have been around for ten years, with three albums and two EPs to their name, including this EP.
This is the first time I am listening to their music, and I tell you, it’s heavy, melodic, dark, and in your face at the same time. “Black Creed” is the cut with slight hints of black metal mannerisms from Immortal, and has plenty of darkened moments making this song sound miserable and depressive at times. The other two songs are well played and written with plenty of emphasis given to very solid songwriting.
The three songs on here definitely sound really good, hoping the band will stick with their ultra heavy and melodic style for their upcoming full length CD.
The EP artwork for “Inner Light”, showing two twin dragons out for vengeance gives their three songs so much of a sinister vibe, you’ll feel as if your life is threatened once you start listening to the hell found on “Inner Light”. Sarjoo Devani