Netherlands's An Autumn For Crippled Children have returned with a new recording which continues the mixture of post black metal and shoegaze from their previous releases and this is a review of their 2020 album "All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet which will be released in May by Prosthetic Records.
Clean post rock style playing starts off the album while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. Atmospheric sounding keyboards also mix in with the heavier sections of the music along with the songs also adding in a great amount of shoegaze elements.
Vocals are mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams while the music sticks to mostly a slow or mid paced direction. Influences of doom and goth metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs along with the guitar riffing adding in some melodies at times and when guitar leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style and as the album progresses a brief use of fast playing and blast beats can also be heard on a couple of tracks.
On this recording An Autumn For Crippled Children remain true to the mixture of post black metal and shoegaze that they have established on previous releases. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover depression, anguish, anger, hate and love themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from An Autumn For Crippled Children and if you are a fan of post black metal and shoegaze, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I Became You" "Paths" "The Failing Senses"and "Distance". 8 out of 10.