Autism, at least this Autism, are from Lithuania, and their heavy post-rock a.k.a. post-metal a.k.a. post-hardcore play from seven years (when they released their first EP). This year, they make a statement about the level of their music with Have You Found Peace? where they show how to express a very peculiar story with the usage of music.
The Lithuanians' album is well-thought through down to the smallest details. It makes a story of a teenager called Nolan who, after an accident, deals with guilt and psychological problems. The boy writes some unsettling letters only to disappear in the end. The album, as the band state, is an "epitome of the band’s use of cinematic storytelling, and is somewhat of a musical Gesamtkunstwerk", a story told mostly with crushingly melancholic and extremely disquieting guitars.
But only with them. An important person of the album is Krzysztof Traczyk, a member of the Warsaw-based band ROSK. Here, he is responsible not only for his expressive vocals, but also for fantastically good at atmosphere creation fragments of spoken storytelling (for example in the mind infecting Tremorous Luminance). And it's not the end of the long list of guests, there's also another musician of ROSK - Mateusz Szymański and artists playing on saxophone and cello that enrich the already complex post-metal passages in Haunting Recollections.
Have You Found Peace? costs 7 EUR.
Check: Haunting Recollections
Genre: epic post-hardcore