All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet, the latest full-length from Dutch atmospheric black metal unit AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN is out now and streaming via their new label home of Prosthetic Records.
A ten-track chronology of the human condition that heaves under the weight of both distortion and emotion, All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet seamlessly defies all genre constraints as vivid melody provides a counterpoint to dismal soundscapes and harsh vocals. Embracing an insular approach to their output, the stunning offering was recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by the band. The cover art was also created by the trio, with all elements of the record shaped by their collective vision. The final package delivers an emotional gut punch of melancholic ruminations.
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All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats via Prosthetic Records. For orders go to THIS LOCATION.
AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN has been emitting their distinctive blend of abrasive black metal and melodic shoegaze from behind an opulent veil of synths and strings for over a decade. Although their original inspirations — black metal and ‘90s doom/goth bands — can still be detected in new material, they’ve evolved to incorporate so much more.
Opting to remain anonymous, and with live performances yet to be realized, AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN channels everything they want to communicate via their recorded output. Often incomprehensible, the lyrics still convey honest sentiments in a way that has resonated with fans since their first release. The universal nature of love, death, life, loss, pain, and misery is condensed into majestic instrumental passages and verbalized through a choir of multiple instruments, of which the human voice is just one.
“…you’ve likely spent an inordinate amount of time wondering what second wave black metal infused with a healthy does of Pornography-era Cure might sound like. Well, we’re both in luck because clearly AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN have not only pondered that same idea, but moved forwarded and produced an album, All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet, that has successfully integrated both seemingly disparate sounds.” — Decibel
“The still anonymous trio balances rawness and warmth, consonance and dissonance, and look beyond the use of sheer force in achieving the goal of expanding minds and crushing hearts.” — Outburn
“…a brilliantly rewarding listening experience that proves beyond any doubt, that extremity and subtlety can come together in perfect harmony to create something really rather beautiful.” — Man Of Much Metal
“…as unforgiving as it is beautiful. All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet is the quintessential internal struggle put into musical form. It is anxiety, angst, agony, and, dare I say, even a little bit of hope.” — Toilet Ov Hell
“…black metal, post-punk, goth, new wave, shoegaze, dreampop, what have you — have always sort of worked together in some way or another… but it’s the unlikely way that these influences were pulled together that makes AAFCC so delightfully weird and engaging.” — Heavy Blog Is Heavy
“It’s best described as a collage of alternative and extreme music. Not really a little bit of everything, but a pastiche of styles that aren’t immediately complimentary, but come together to produce something unique – without sounding forced or contrived. This wouldn’t be possible if the band wasn’t made up of skilled musicians who know exactly how to execute their vision.” — The Void Report
“…expansive and sumptuous, allowing emotion to wash over the listener alternately like the warm Mediterranean or conversely the brutal North Sea.” — Ave Noctum
“…The Dutch trio has wisely returned to the miserable and dramatic moors that made them so impactful in the first place…. this is not catch-all music, nor does it reside in a comfortable and tidy box to be picked apart by the BM ruling class. Rather, the persistent mystery and intrigue that has always surrounded AAFCC will only grow in stature thanks to All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet.” — Dead Rhetoric
“Their ability to fluctuate and amplify cathartic emotions through the unconventional means of dream-like shoegaze a la Lantlos is commendable…” — V13
“…a masterful exhibition of mixing extremes at a high pace yet not coming over as repetitive or a gimmick.” — Echoes And Dust