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Experimental/Post Metal

4.03 | 291 ratings

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5 stars Post Metal with Heart- Post Metal With Soul

I have never come across a band like Alcest- when I was trying to describe this band to a friend I said "Soothing Black Metal" Is that an Oxymoron or what? I think those that have heard this album would agree with that statement.

This album is seamless in its transitions from dark, crushing metal moments to soothing vocal harmonic moments- leaving you with a wide variety of sound- with stunning atmosphere all throughout. The musicianship is nothing special- but somehow that doesn't matter. This is a band that is going after everything but technicality.

I would recommend fans of Opeth check this band out FOR SURE. This may be my number 1 release of 2010.

Drew | 5/5 |


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