An Autumn For Crippled Children – Lost (2010)


With an extremely interesting (and messed up) name, I was very intrigued by this band. After reading the release’s press information I got even more excited, since they claimed that the band mixes Atmospheric Doom Metal with Black Metal and Post-Rock, a combination that on paper sounds heavenly but in practice can be a total failure.

So being both excited and skeptical about An Autumn For Crippled Children (AAFCC for short), I decided to dive in and take a swing at this release. Let me tell you, this album is all that it was hyped to be and even more, the music is both dense and haunting creating a tick atmosphere that will immerse you into AAFCC’s demented world since the first minute of “Lost”.

For 50 minutes, “Lost” offers the listener a deep voyage into rich sounding music that will make you loose your mind. The brilliant fusion of Doom, BM and post-rock is haunting and beautiful. All the feelings of hopelessness and despair that this album carries are transmitted to the listener like a brick to the psyche.

Every song in “Lost” features a unique musical palette that is diverse enough to keep this album flowing flawlessly and never getting dull. The constant struggle between fast paced BM parts with the melodic aspect’s of AAFCC’s music is brilliantly balanced never letting go. The whole ‘Doomy’ aspect of the music is what keeps this album together and brings all the emotions into place to create a highly depressive release.

There is not much more that we can say about the band’s music and the experience that awaits you with “Lost”. With the excellent production behind this release you can enjoy this brilliant release with all its little hidden quirks and in a crystal clear way, something that many bands in the Depressive BM genre lack.

When it comes to Depressive Post-Black Metal it can’t get any better than “Lost” and being AAFCC’s debut album we can only expect bigger and better things for them in the future. So stop listening to all other crappy Depressive BM music you currently enjoy and get this album, it will surely blow your mind.

Band: An Autumn For Crippled Children Album: Lost
Label: ATMF Records

Release: April 2010

Official Site myspace
Genre: Depressive Post- Black Metal

Country: Netherlands

Rating: 90/100

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