Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Autumn, Leaves, Scars/The Story Of A Life/2013 CD Review


  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.

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