Genres: Black, Death, Doom
Label: Self Released
Anytime the word “Autumn” appears in the name of a band, I know that quite a few people tend to be a bit cautious. Apparently “Autumn” conjurors up images of mallcore or pitcore kids with whiny vocals, trendy tattoos and coke bottle lenses and black, squared geek-sheik rims… *shudder* flopping about on stage like a bunch of seizing land dancing trout.
Fortunately, As Autumn Calls is the furthest thing from any of that. This Canadian duo of melodic metalers bring a frigid arctic chill with them that they packaged, produced and labeled as, Emotionless. Equal parts, melodic, doom and black metals, Emotionless is a tortured, yet beautiful example of musicianship. This EP has an overall dark tone, but you can’t help but feel yourself getting pulled in several mood related directions. Mixing echoes of clean vocals and ocean floor scraping growls with an ethereally melodic guitar, As Autumn Calls did everything they could to make this three song EP anything but Emotionless.
Overall: A powerful piece of melodic metal, cloaked in a black cape and seated behind the wheel of an eighteen wheeled hearse. A funeral procession with a smoke stack!
As Autumn Calls on Myspace
Originally posted at E-MetalSpace