This is the final review of a recording from Autumn, Leaves, Scars which continues their hybrid of depressive black metal and instrumental post rock with the album being self released in 2013 and called "The Story Of A Life".
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with no fast playing 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 and at times they have a very powerful sound to them, as for the synths when they are utilized bring a very experimental and dark ambient sound to the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced atmospheric, depressive black metal riffs that also combine influences from shoegaze and post rock to create a sound of their own along with some dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars are very dark, atmospheric 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 album.
Vocals and song writing are all absent from this recording with the music being all instrumental, while the song themes focus on darkness and depression, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound with most of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Autumn, Leaves, Scars and if you are a fan of atmospheric, depressive black metal mixed with post rock, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Things That Shall Be Burned" "Highest Walls" and "Fast Travelling Knives, Something Broken, Yes My Heart". RECOMMENDED BUY.