Broken Leaves and Haunted Streets
A testament to progression over the years, Broken Leaves and Haunted Streets is a collection of instrumental songs originally written and recorded back during the bands inception in 1999. When these songs were first conceived, the technology and skills to deliver a quality recording were drowned by limitation. After over a decade of honing studio skills, the Halloween inspired songs are finally given a proper home so as to ensure longevity and strength within the world of heavy music.
Please Deceive Me
Many artists go through a period of trials and tribulations which test their limits, a time when all of their most aggressive inner demons begin their ultimate torment. Please Deceive Me was without question the most difficult album for Autumns Eyes to complete, due to these dire circumstances. Fraught with an exhausting amount of personal injury related surgeries, the release of this album was constantly in peril. Thankfully it finally was able to see the light of day, and the dark of night, where fans both old and new were able to share their appreciation for the long awaited full length album.
All For None, None For All: A Tribute to Peter Steele
The world of heavy music was choked into submission on April 14th, 2010, when headlines everywhere revealed that legendary goth icon Peter Steele had passed away. Upon hearing this news, Daniel Mitchell of Autumns Eyes took it upon himself to immediately pay tribute to his musical idol. With help from his friends at MetalUnderground.com, they amassed a small army of metal bands to evoke their own personal homage to Steele’s legacy by covering his music throughout Type O Negative and Carnivore. Unfortunately the cost to license these cover songs eventually ran thin, and the release was only available for a short run to the public.
1. Auvernia – I Don’t Wanna Be Me
2. Fairytale Abuse – Black No. 1
3. Stabbingback – Halloween in Heaven
4. Emancer – My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend
5. Dead Shape Figure – Dead Again
6. Enthrope – Wolf Moon
7. Dark Hound – Life is Killing Me
8. A Band of Orcs – Green Man
9. In.Verno – Everything Dies
10. Blind Greed – Christian Woman
11. Revilement – Sex and Violence
12. Autumns Eyes – Love You To Death
Often times as a musician, there are songs which find themselves lost in the mix of things. Desperately seeking a home, only to find nothing but dead ends. Thats where this small collection of songs comes to pass. Not every musical memory needs to be released for public consumption, but there are some who find their way out by the grace of such amazing fans. After teasing these tracks online, fans finally had enough and demanded the songs be let loose.
1. Bleeding Passage
2. From Within
3. Sogni D’oro
Surrender the Fire
Considered the heaviest Autumns Eyes album to date, Surrender the Fire also hosts the track which eventually became Autumns Eyes first music video for the song Feast of the Dead. The metal community soaked in every ounce of this album with praise from all across the globe. Fans and critics alike became enamored with its ferocious speed and blistering intensity. To date it marks one of the most popular Autumns Eyes albums ever released.
The Awakening of the Sleeping King
If you are a fan of heavy music, chances are you have come across your fair share of concept albums. While The Awakening of the Sleeping King doesn’t expose its concepts so blatantly, the lyrical themes still surround themselves within a singular story. Simply put, its a personal reflection of someone who suffers from multiple personalities. Often times these types of people can also suffer from multiple psychotic voices in their head, which are represented here by both clean and screaming vocals.
1. Provoke the Nightmare
2. Dedicate and Dispose
3. The Might of a Whisper
4. Watching Over
5. Protean Disaster
6. Answers to Ashes, Trust to Dust
7. Trysting Place
8. Seeded With Vengeance
9. Parallel Absolution
Not every album should sound exactly the same, and some times change must be embraced with drastic precision. Abandoned Expression might only showcase a small selection of songs, but it certainly speaks volumes with its unique musicality. Ranging from progressive to gothic rock, the album is layered with a signature sense of mellow yet somber ambience that is sure to lure your senses into unfamiliar yet recognizable territory.
In a Sense
The result of a massive creative spark, In a Sense contains a large collection of tracks which focus mainly on the occult. As with most Autumns Eyes earlier albums, it was recorded with limited technology and equipment. Drum loops, cheap keyboards, and unfamiliar recording software still could not hold back the wave of heavy inspiration flowing through what would soon become an underrated favorite amongst Autumns Eyes fans.
One foundation Autumns Eyes has always built itself on is never setting limitations when it comes to creativity. So many bands who play this kind of music fear the very boundaries that keep them locked inside a tiny box of creative exploration. Unless Nothing was an attempt to break down those barriers and explore uncharted territory. The album exposed a mellow selection of music to metal fans who would not likely expect such a positive sound to come from what appears to be such a negative persona.
Downfall of Giants
A young man in his twenties has many emotions battling for dominance inside his head, and Downfall of Giants was an attempt to quench those emotions. After the full length album Remember the Victim was recorded, a handful of material was still left on the table, including different versions of songs previously recorded. Downfall of Giants may not have the best sonic qualities when compared to an album recorded in a professional studio, but what it lacks in audio quality, it makes up for with absolute devotion towards creating honest music fueled by honest emotions.
Remember the Victim
After learning the ins and outs of analog recording equipment, Autumns Eyes sole member Daniel Mitchell was introduced to the world of digital audio production. A limitless ocean of creative potential and possibilities opened Dan’s eyes to what would soon become his profession. Remember the Victim is a harsh record on the ears due to the lack of knowledge in the digital realm, and its song structures are as sporadic as the lyrics. However, its an album layered with ultimate inspiration from all things heavy and horrific.
Expanse of Eternity
The genesis of Autumns Eyes sonic therapy began with this short instrumental album recorded on a cassette tape four track recorder. The project was so new that Autumns Eyes as a name didn’t even exist yet. Expanse of Eternity is not available to the public due to the inevitable deterioration of cassette tapes used to record it, but the album was careful recreated note for note in 2013 under the new title, Broken Leaves and Haunted Streets.
1. Expanse of Eternity
2. Moonlit Disaster
3. Spectacle for the Bemused
4. Thoughts and Mistakes