Ending Life Slowly tracks:
1. Death of October
2. Break the Skin
3. Your Last Day
4. Moments Into Memories
5. The Honest Liars
6. Couldn’t Hold On
7. Far Away From Fading
8. Internal Arson
9. Open Your Eyes, Not Your Wrists
10. Under the Skin of the Sun
Just in time for Halloween, gothic metal outfit Autumns Eyes returns with latest opus Ending Life Slowly. The album officially drops today - October 31st - and can be heard in full via Bandcamp at
or in the player below.
Halloween and the death of Fall is a perfect time to be reminded that sometimes life ends far too slowly, which is a theme reflected masterfully by Indonesian cover artist Sorrow Grips (Gojira). Autumns Eyes founder Daniel Mitchel comments on the freshly unearthed album:
"Living in New England has always made it easy to draw from the month of October for creative inspiration, with life breathing its flaming colors into all the surrounding trees. Unfortunately, these themes can only be revisited every so often before it becomes repetitive. That’s why I reached into the month of November for inspiration. A time when Fall is still thriving, but where color has faded and the trees are bare as skeletons.
"While a walk through the woods here in October can be a relaxing activity, doing the same in November carries an overwhelming sense of dread. You’re surrounded by death, and the trees no longer sway and breathe with the air. They’re cold, stiff, bare, and knock together like bones breaking in the sky.
This atmosphere is what fueled the writing process for Ending Life Slowly, with death and decay surrounding every element of each track. It’s a cliche topic to write about in heavy metal music, but my approach here was focused more on the immense weight death can hold over one's shoulders. To sit an truly contemplate what it means for all things to come to an end was a sobering experience to say the least.
I always look at music as sonic therapy, but this was the one time where music couldn’t offer any kind of solace. It just reminded me that life can either go by too fast, or it can end too slowly."