AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN is one of these bands that let the music do all the talking. It makes for short interviews but they make it up with releasing killer albums. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

You have one of these names that do not really tell what kind of metal you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
-Not really hard. It comes from a song by Ebony Lake. We like that band alot.

Does it feel like you have helped shape a whole new sub-genre of metal? What kind of reaction did you get to your sound when you released your first recordings?
-Our first album is a mixture a black metal and doom/death. Maybe some depressive BM. Not really our own style like the later albums. We don’t feel like we created a subgenre. We just do the music we like. We are not interested in genre boundaries to be honest.

We all carry baggage with us that affects us in one way or another but what would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-I think nineties black metal and nineties doom/death metal (the peaceville three).

What is the scene like in your area? Is it important that there is some sort of local scene for a band to develop or can a band still exist in a vacuum of no scene/no bands?
-We very much exist in a vacuum and do not engage with the local scene. We would have no interest in any scene.

Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
-No, this band is a very personal expression. No grand scheme’s. No movements, not something bigger. Rather something very small: the intimate world of the members.

When you play the sort of music you play I guess you can have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
-A great cover should have an atmosphere linked tightly to the music, or at least enhance the music in some way. It can be everything.

What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
-Music is music. A physical object can be nice to have but the most important thing should be the music. Digital music might be killing the industry but never the music itself.

What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-Probably a good one but we don’t play live.

What would you like to see the future bring?
-We have no idea. Hopefully some more music.

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