an autumn for crippled children the long goodbye

The enigmatic An Autumn For Crippled Children are one of our favorite independent acts in general, let alone within the realm of black metal. The synth-abusing avant garde trio manage to make waves solely on word of mouth alone, because if they have a publicist, they aren’t doing their job properly. Two years after blowing Deafheaven‘s Sunbather out of the water for best post-black metal record of 2013 with try not to destroy everything you love (it’s true; fight me), the group are back again with The Long Goodbye, to be released next week! How are we just now hearing about this?!

The good thing about or tardiness of discovery is that the anticipation won’t have to last long. Not just that, but the band are now streaming two new songs from the record ahead of its release. Unsurprisingly, they’re both spectacular.

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Of course, it’s early, but if the rest of the album is this great, look forward to The Long Goodbye landing on our Best of 2015 countdown. And hey, Deafheaven have an album out this year as well! Wonder who will get the edge out the competition?

– JR


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