AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN have today released their new album, As The Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes, via Prosthetic Records. As The Morning Dawns We Close Your Eyes is the ninth full length from the long running black metal-meets-shoegaze band. Recorded in Summer 2020, the album defies the environment in which it was created to deliver wintry black metal speckled with soaring shoegaze melodies.
Speaking on the album release, the band comments: “As The Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes had a slow start, where we thought: ‘What can we do what has not already been said and done with AAFCC?’ We soon realised that you don’t need to reinvent the wheel every time, and it’s okay to just try to create the best music you can. Once we removed that obstacle, the music flowed like it did before. The production process was spread out over time, as we tried to create the best mix within our possibilities.
“There’s an air of bittersweetness to the album. Something we like to call a ‘triumphant rage’. A rousing sensation, a mix of anger, dispair but also hope. With lyrical themes that revolve around deep and profound emotions and experiences. Emotional breakthroughs and emotional breakdowns. We are very excited to be releasing this album, which we consider some of our best work.”
Recorded, mixed and mastered within the confines of the band, AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN remains a project shrouded in mystery and the band is yet to perform live. Their reclusive nature doesn’t detract from the alluring nature of their output – if anything the anonymity adds to the mystery and intrigue. Inspired by the originators of black metal and the gothic doom of the 1990s, AAFCC have created something that pays homage to its roots but remains forward thinking. For fans of Deafheaven and Alcest, there’s plenty to uncover with As The Morning Dawns…
Traversing familiar topics such as love, life, death and eternal existential quandaries, AAFCC combine bleakness and hope, love and death – creating an unforgettable, majestic collection of songs. Recorded over a longer period of time than usual, each track got individual attention and was crafted as a stand alone element of the greater whole. They might not give away much about themselves, but they leave their mark on every one of these eight tracks.
Praise for As The Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes:
“The chemistry of the trio behind AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN is undeniable at this stage as is their mastery of the “blackgaze” sound.” – Blabbermouth
“The prolific pace at which AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN make music doesn’t affect the quality, as this is another well-rounded and compelling effort.” – Heavy Music HQ
“Even at their most grandiose, AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN emote both their ugly side and their beauty in an honest fashion.” – Treblezine
“AAFCC has crafted a thoroughly enjoyable collection of blackgaze tracks.”
– Angry Metal Guy
“As the Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes is another poignant example of how AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN gracefully handles the combination of majesty and gloom.” – Dead Rhetoric
“The definite strength of the band are the dreamily melancholic shoegaze melodies…”
As The Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes track list:
1. Carefully Breathing
2. Of Your Light
3. In Winter
4. Splendour Unnoticed
5. As The Morning Dawns, We Close Our Eyes
6. Hearts Closed
8. Last Night I Believed In You
AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN is:
Mchl – Guitars, vocals, keys.
Td – Bass, keys.
Chr – Drums, keys