Autumn, Leaves, Scars are a band from Romania that plays a very depressive form of instrumental post black metal and this is a review of their self released 2012 album "Negative".
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars, as for the synths when they are utilized bring a very dark, atmospheric, ambient and post rock sound to the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced depressive black metal riffs that also utilize some post rock and shoegaze influences as well as a great amount of dark sounding melodies to create a sound of their own, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding post black metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized use finger picking and full chords to enhance the post rock elements of the recording.
Vocals and song writing are all absent from t his recording with the music being all instrumental, while the song themes cover darkness and depression, as for the production it has a very, dark, raw and primitive sound with the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Autumn, Leaves, Scars are a very great sounding hybrid of depressive black metal and instrumental post rock and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Neglect" "Life, Love, Negativity" and "Draw Me A Ruin Pt. 2". RECOMMENDED BUY.