"An Autumn for Crippled Children is a depressive experimental doom/black metal band from The Netherlands formed in 2008. The band consists of 3 people playing also in other bands, which are kept secret.The name of the band is a changed song title from UK gothic band Ebony Lake.Their debut “Lost” was released in may 2010, they’re currently working on their second full-length."
It's not everyday a GOOOOOOOOOOOOD black metal band comes out of the Netherlands but An Autumn For Crippled Children breaks that mold. There's a lot of instrumental work involved with this album that has me drooling over it. It's very progressive sounding in a way but it also has that dark, nihilistic sound that is ever so present in all depressive black metal bands. I think what makes up a lot of this band is the very influential doom-esque sound to it. The overall heaviness and despair that this album outputs is amazing and lo-finess of the recording only adds to it. There are some pianos and organs and what not also incorporated into the music to give it a real atmospheric feel. Sure, it may not be that TROO AS FUCK KVLT METAL, but who the fuck cares? A good release is a good release regardless of what country it comes from or when it was made or any of that stupid bullshit guidelines crap. If you're looking for some black metal that goes above and beyond, that breaks the mold, that is experimental, that captures the essence of depression, and everything else that goes along with these types of bands similar, I'd recommend this album is the way to go.