We don’t know much about the elusive trio An Autumn For Crippled Children but for over a decade they have been developing an intriguing atmospheric black metal formula that today thrives within the bleak soundscapes of the new album “All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet”.
“I Became You” opens the album with fragile melodic progressions and melancholic guitar tonalities surrounded by the moody synths that constantly amplify the shoegaze inspiration and the tormented feelings.
“Water’s Edge” is filled with luminous guitar harmonies flowing freely through delicate multilayered atmospheric waves creating spaced out rhythmic crescendos in contrast with the extreme metal style of the mysterious growls.
On “Paths” the shoegaze flair generates dreamy melodic tapestries and subtle rhythmic patterns that naturally evoke melancholia but also a pale sense of hopefulness through the comforting vibes of the intricate atmospheric arrangements.
The slower passages of the title track naturally emphasize the gloomy essence of the synths and the reassuring tonalities of the vivid guitar melodies but the charismatic rhythmic section will eventually create more energetic and darker dynamics.
While the otherworldly melodic soul of “The Failing Senses” continues to focus on ethereal atmospheric textures and celestial harmonies, guitars can acquire harsh tonalities to properly channel a primal black metal inspiration.
With the release of “All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet” An Autumn For Crippled Children embark on an emotional sonic journey that spontaneously leads to a distinct blend of magical melodies and obscure nuances.