Aanod – Yesterday Comes Tomorrow (2016)

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Hailing from France, today we have Metalcore/Modern Metal new comers Aanod and their blistering release “Yesterday Comes Tomorrow”. Perfectly blending traditional Metalcore elements with more Soilwork/In Flames inspired Melodic Modern Metal elements, the band manages to craft seven solid tracks that showcase their talents. As the lines between Metalcore and other genre’s continue to blur, we are more than impressed with bands like Aanod and their fresh musical ideas.

Opening with the crushing “Gambler”, the band sets a very solid standard with an opener filled with powerful riffs and pummeling vocals. There influences from everything from Melo-death to Death/Metalcore are quickly evident and very well incorporated together. Reminding us a bit of Dark Tranquility and Soilwork, “DNA” and “Resource” are some of the album’s most engaging and gratifying songs.

For those that are moved more by clean vocals, the melodic nature of “Pariah” will surely appeal to you. Perfectly blending the old-school Melodic Death Metal riffing with more modern tempo changes allows “Starvation” and “Cubes” to brilliantly shine thanks to their musicianship. All instruments are quite well executed, making the music entertaining and engaging from all angles.

The closer “Crafting” nicely balances atmospheric passages with more direct and punishing riffs and screams. Overall, “Yesterday Comes Tomorrow” is a very solid release that continues to blur the genre walls between Metalcore and Melodic/Modern Death Metal. If you are a fan of bands like Kalmah, Dark Tranquility, Sybreed and Hatebreed, look no further and start listening to Aanod.

Band: Aanod Album: Yesterday Comes Tomorrow

Label: Dooweet Records

Release: September 19th, 2016

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Genre: Metalcore / Melodic Death Metal

Country: France

Rating: 87/100
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