Dutch symphonic metal/rock outfit Autumn have announced their upcoming fifth album titled Cold Comfort, to be released November 8th via Metal Blade Records and 4th/7th in Europe. Cold Comfort, their third album on Metal Blade Records, 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."
Cold Comfort tracklist:
01. The Scarecrow
02. Cold Comfort
03. Black Stars In A Blue Sky
06. End Of Sorrow
08. Truth Be Told (Exhale)
09. The Venamoured
Check out the title track and first single "Cold Comfort" at this location and the album trailer below.
The band will thereafter embark on a mini-tour through The Netherlands. Below are the confirmed dates: