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SOUVENIRS D'UN AUTRE MONDE

Alcest

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.82 | 149 ratings

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Priamus
4 stars A special album for me but also a special album for prog rock?

Alcest is definitely an outstanding album of the last decade. Former a black metal band with melody, on this album Neige, the band leader, blends the best from Shoegaze, Post Rock and Folk with a little bit of Black Metal to create a form of music, sounding like a dream. The album starts with a beautiful song "Printemps Emeraude", which sounds like a reminder of the youth. After the intro you can listen to children playing which refers to this theme. Then Neige with his almost elfish high voice soings along to a guitar riff. The next song "Souveniers d'un autre mond" starts with a great riff. It has some kind of Post Rock-style but then it is distorted which brings back the Black Metal aspect. Over all a great song. "Les Iris" follows the former songs but with a double bass drum used. The effect is that you have on the one hand the melodic singing and on the other hand the fast drumming which is a nice contrast. "Sur l'autre Rive je Attentrai" sounds darker and more like Black Metal than the other tracks. As a highlight there is a woman singing the first verse. I really like that song. The last song "Tir nan Og" sounds totally different as the other songs. It has a wierd "childish" folk feeling. I think it is a quite good contrast to the other songs.

Is this an album for a Prog-Rock fan? Maybe if you look for a melodic album which is very dreamy. Also I can recommend it if you look for an album with a feeling like Camel's mirage. You also should know that the music is sung in French.

Priamus | 4/5 |

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