With eight tracks, being them Scars, Void, Wombs of Emptiness, Autumn Shades, The Wind and the Leaves, Climax of Sorrow, Nightfall and Escape II, Autumn really breaks emotional, intellectual, artistic and musical barriers. True to the proposal, visceral to the ground, and delightfully revealing a sonorous and astoundingly solid and unbound musical artistry, Autumn is a virulent, powerful and highly harmonious record, where the soul of depressive and dark poetry is perfectly inserted into the heart of a profoundly genuine Black Metal sound, although filled with a more inventive and innovative initiative. With melodic, daring and melancholic tunes that evoke the spiritual consternation of a hybrid pattern of transcending sorrow, Coldworld proves, shows and exhibits an astounding and perfect level of musical proficiency, like you have never heard in the history of Black Metal. Intensely intensifying the boundaries, provoking the limits and building the sonorous walls of the subgenre that we get ourselves used to call Depressive Suicidal Black Metal – or simply DSBM, to the ones most familiar with –, Autumn turned out to be such a groundbreaking and furious record, that it is impossible not to feel amazed by it at the first hearing.
Complying with some general and monumental standards – at the same time that this one man only project inserts his highly effusive level of authenticity into his music – his sound is incredibly enthusiastic and voracious to the core, with impressively fast and aggressive guitars, while the rhythm manages to counterbalance the lucid outbreaks of the songs, being hugely grotesque, beautiful, poetic and obscure, at the same time. And these remarkable qualities, filled with a very ambitious poetry of sonorous ambivalence, are intertwined with a highly diffusive melancholy throughout the whole record, while you can feel deeply at the heart of your emotions the unbreakable balance that exists between these beautiful album, and all the artistic alignments that gets you through the beauty of its dimension.
Autumn follows the line of a very original and authorial style of Black Metal. If you’re not familiar with this musician’s work – if you already are, the recommendation, of course, is unnecessary – you have to hear for yourself this exhilarating masterpiece. Infusing some brief moments on the sideline of minor elements that sculptures influences from soft folk, acoustic melancholic rock and ambient metal, this record really outstands itself in each and every way possible. You will be barely able to hold your breath.
With a perfect convergence of elements that works really well for this peculiar and very personal style of Black Metal – that would be generically obvious to call simply DSBM, although appears to be a primary component of his music – Autumn, the most recent album by the German BM project Coldworld, really deserves your attention. With its heavier notes, groundbreaking fast rhythms, cutting edge ripping vocals, lucid, deep and profoundly razor blade harmonies, somber and elusive guitar lines, and exhilaratingly ecstatic sonorous digressions, without ever breaking its primary melancholic undertones, Autumn manages to be a real, compound and visceral masterpiece, that will certainly catch your attention immediately. Certainly one of the best records of the year, you will feel amazed when hearing it. So catch this one, or you will regret immensely! This is way more than just a record, but an exceedingly high and fantastic artistic victory.