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An Autumn For Crippled Children – Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love

Black metal, post-rock, and new wave have been intimate with each other for some time. There's something about fuzzy guitars, dreamy atmospheric melodies, and a certain frostbitten tenacity that just works well together, and with every year, the genres get even more incestuous and daring in their experimentation. Just take a look around; post-black progenitors Alcest are metamorphosing into dream pop, Deafheaven are getting more romantic in their dreamy soundscapes, and Altar of Plagues went out in a flurry of vicious tremolo-picked melodies and industrial grooves. It could be argued that the fringes of black metal influenced music is one of the most interesting developments we've seen in extreme underground music lately, and few bands encompass the possibilities of this movement quite like An Autumn For Crippled Children.