AUTONOMY: “Altar of Apathy” b/w “Grave Realities”: 7”

I was expecting something heavy when I first pulled this 7” from its black and white packaging. To my surprise, Autonomy is anything but. Instead, they’re a melodic dark wave-influenced group with some crazy, catchy hooks. With only two songs on this 7”, I found myself running back and forth to flip it over for repeated listens. I couldn’t get enough! Of the two tracks, “Grave Realities” had my favorite riffs, making my favorite on the record. I really liked the interplay between Nick O’Neal’s lead vocals and Monica Reina Brennan’s backing vocals on both tracks, but hoped to hear them share vocal duties more evenly. After listening to this, I can definitely say I’m eager to hear more.

 –Paul J. Comeau (Let’s Pretend, [email protected])