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Experimental/Post Metal

3.82 | 150 ratings

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5 stars Originaly ment to be a 3 piece black metal band, the brain behind Alcest was always Neige forever the crazy one with his idea of coining these two very brilliant genres together (post rock and black metal) and create something so raw and brutal yet so melloncolly and beautiful. Containing 6 songs and clocking in at just over 41 minutes with the shortest song being just over 6 minutes this is an incredible album of metal (hmm is that the correct term?)

From the moment PRINTEMPS EMERAUDE comes on with its light drum intro and that viceral guitar distortion you instantly think its gonna be quite a raw and rugged piece, but thats not always the case as the piece also contains some beautiful accoustic work and incredible soaring vocals from the crazy one himself, now i know Neige isnt the greatest singer in the world but i can see he really tries and the high notes can be really good most times, some other things that kinda supprised me about this album was on the song CIEL LERRANT the distorted guitar riff almost sounds like The Smashing Pumpkins although i find the entire song incredible, and theres not that much stuff to hate here, if you give it time theres a lot to explore.

So sum up i think its a perfect example of a musician who wants to do something different and shake things up, actually tries it, and succeeds..with flying colours

Printemps Émeraude - 9/10 Souvenirs d'un autre monde - 9/10 Les Iris - 8/10 Ciel Errant - 10/10 Sur l'autre rive je t'attendrai - 9/10 Tir Nan Og - 9/10

If your a fan of both or either black metal or post rock/shoegaze then i feel this one is for you, i think even the most hardcore of shoegaze fan would see past the distorted guitars and other black metal signatures on this album to see its beauty, a classic album for years to come, im sure of it.

FarBeyondProg | 5/5 |


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