Beginning today, YellMagazine.com will be home to the premiere of Retrospect from AUTUMN’s new album, Cold Comfort. Retrospect is a prime example of the heaps of melody and groove on Cold Comfort. Terrorizer Magazine describes the sound as “Haunting, lush gothic metal the Netherlands that drips with melody.” This is one that fans of Katatonia, The Gathering, etc. will not want to miss!
Make also sure to check out the title track and first single Cold Comfort and the pre-order options at www.metalblade.com/autumn.
Cold Comfort is the band’s fifth full-length effort and their third for Metal Blade Records. It offers a collection of striking songs blended into a diverse and yet surprisingly compact album, one that AUTUMN considers to be their most personal and meaningful to date.
While AUTUMN’s roots remain firmly planted in heavy rock/guitar-oriented soil, their branches are stretching out to more progressive musical genres and alternative approaches to the sound of individual songs. Guitarist Jens van der Valk elaborates: “In terms of sound we realized there were still leaps to be taken out of our comfort zone and into unthought-of possibilities. As a first step in the right direction, our main focus was on a more open, transparent sound, one through which the often multi-layered nature of our songs would be optimally channeled.”
AUTUMN needed not look far for a man to put at the helm with the right pioneering philosophy for the band to begin taking leaps: Erik-Jan Dodd, AUTUMN ‘s live sound engineer since the My New Time era, envisioned a more vintage approach for Cold Comfort. An experiment the band was all too eager to embrace, explains guitarist Mats van der Valk. “If there’s anyone who knows what we’re all about and more importantly: what we could potentially be all about, it’s E-J.”
Cold Comfort track listing:
1. The Scarecrow
2. Cold Comfort
3. Black Stars In A Blue Sky
6. End Of Sorrow
8. Truth Be Told (Exhale)
9. The Venamoured
Cold Comfort is out now in Europe and available as a limited first edition digipak-CD including two exclusive bonus tracks!
Marjan Welman – vocals
Jerome Vrielink- bass
Jan Munnik – keyboards
Jan Grijpstra – drums
Mats van der Valk – guitar, grunts and backing vocals
Jens van der Valk – guitar and backing vocals