AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN share new single This feels like dying

Long running Dutch atmospheric black metal trio AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN has  released a new single, This feels like dying, from their forthcoming tenth album Closure. This feels like dying is the third track to be taken from the upcoming full-length, which is due for release via Prosthetic Records on August 4.


Speaking on This feels like dying’s release, MCHL (guitars, vocals, keys) comments: „This feels like dying is about living with a constant fear of things going bad, and a sense of an impending end. Sometimes it can feel like these are the last good days.“

In the fifteen years since their 2008 inception AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN have become a staple act in both black metal and shoegaze circles, delivering hauntingly evocative missives of introspective, yearning and sorrow alike. On Closure, the Dutch band continues to push the sonic template of their disparate influences to its limits, resulting in a sound that nurtures their ethereal sensibilities as much as their wall of sound approach to the genre’s more extreme inclinations.

Recorded by the band between September 2021 and May 2022 in the Netherlands, Closure’s production spotlights the trio’s complex melodies with an accomplished sheen without compromising on the staple lo-fi elements of AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN’s foundational intensity.

On their latest full-length, AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN’s well trodden themes of loss, love, and self-actualisation continue to be expanded on in depth with an all too human ache permeating throughout. Well over a decade into their existence, primary songwriter MCHL’s vessel for melancholia and catharsis remains as poignant and vital to the modern atmospheric black metal canon as ever.