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SOUVENIRS D'UN AUTRE MONDE

Alcest

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.82 | 150 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars Another left-field band from France.

I did expect something more funeral-doom from Alcest with that name, album title and artwork. What I got was not in particular funeral or doom. .......Although.

The music here is dominated by a wall of guitars from the very beginning to the very end. Then there is some more half-accoustic and accoustic guitars on the top of those guitars again and some vocals. This is throughout the whole album. The tempo is Pink Floyd'ish throughout. Pink Floyd and Radiohead is a good reference point. So is Anathema. The music is somewhere between doom metal and indie rock. Yes, Post Metal is a good label.

My main gripe is that the music is a bit of a drone too. A wall of guitars, some other guitars and some vocals. That's the whole album. There are very little variations in the songs. Thankfully, the rather good Sur l'autre rive je t'attendrai has some more life to it than the rest of this album. There is actually some activities on the guitar necks on this song. The rest of this album is good. Good but not great. I still think this band has bags of talent so I have taken a mental note of their name.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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