An Autumn For Crippled Children are a band that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of post black metal and shoegaze and this is a review of their 2018 album "The Light Of September" which was released by Consouling Sounds.
Powerful sounding bass guitars and shoegaze elements start off the album along with some synths that also add in touches of new wave and synth pop also being utilized at times while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams as well as the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style.
Elements of post rock can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with the songs also bringing in a great amount of clean playing while one of the tracks is an instrumental and when tremolo picking is utilized it gives the music more of a raw feeling as well as a small amount of blast beats being utilized briefly when the music speeds up briefly and the riffs also utilize a lot of melody.
On this recording An Autumn For Crippled Children remain true to the shoegaze and post black metal mixture of previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover depression, anger, anguish, love and hate themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from An Autumn For Crippled Children and if you are a fan of shoegaze and post black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Light Of September" "Lovelorn" "A New Day Has Come" and "The Golden years". 8 out of 10.