Our Bandcamp of the day features Dutch, post-black metal outfit An Autumn For Crippled Children, and their brand-new album, All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet, released via Prosthetic Records.
A ten-track chronology of the human condition that heaves under the weight of both distortion and emotion, All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet seamlessly defies all genre constraints, as vivid melody provides a counterpoint to dismal soundscapes and harsh vocals.
Embracing an insular approach to their output, the stunning offering was recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by the band. The cover art was also created by the trio, with all elements of the record shaped by their collective vision. The final package delivers an emotional gut-punch of melancholic ruminations.
An Autumn For Crippled Children have been emitting their distinctive blend of abrasive black metal and melodic shoegaze from behind an opulent veil of synths and strings for over a decade. Although their original inspirations, black metal and 90s doom/goth bands, can still be detected in new material, they’ve evolved to incorporate so much more.
All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats via Prosthetic Records and can be ordered here.