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Alcest - Écailles de lune CD (album) cover




Experimental/Post Metal

4.03 | 295 ratings

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5 stars - a clear masterpiece from the french mastermind Neige.

Before listening to this record, i've decided to give it a different focus, and go by what Neige went when recording this: a collection of his memories and fantasy landscapes of his childhood.

So i plugged in my headphones into my mp3 player, and pushed play. What came afterward was a mixture of textures, sceneries, feelings...

Ecailles de Lune, pt 1: a strong and powerful beginner, that catched my attention from the first chord. 8/10

Ecailles de Lune, pt 2: i deeply fell in love with this track. the soothing and dreamy intro, the intense black metal verses, the epic and inspiring middle section, and the melancholic and fantasy ending, all compelled and brought together to form utter musical beauty. 10/10

Percees de Lumiere: a motivational, attractive song, with almost catchy melodies. the middle part is astonishing, the wall of sound created is amazing. 9/10

Abysses: a profound and dark bridge, that blends perfectly with the other tracks. 8/10

Solar song: its hard to find an adjective for this song. nostalgic? mellow? full of light? sunday afternoon? i dont know, its simply beautiful, happy and sad at the same time, joyful and tragic. 9/10

Sur L'Océan Couleur de Fer: a rather mellow and calm track, with a nice ending, but still not my favourite alcest. yet creates an outstanding atmosphere. 9/10

All in all, i found this album an essential to all fans of MUSIC, not only metal, or post orck or whatever sub genre you'd want.

TheOppenheimer | 5/5 |


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