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SOUVENIRS D'UN AUTRE MONDE

Alcest

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.87 | 100 ratings

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Warthur
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4 stars I've seen black metal purists elsewhere react furiously to this charming debut full-length album from Alcest, since it does jettison an awful lot of what makes black metal, well, black metal. As well has presenting a dreamy, ethereal atmosphere without a hint of the dark misanthropy that characterises much black metal, in terms of the actual music it doesn't sound especially metal at all. The walls of guitar noise are much closer to the lush soundscapes of My Bloody Valentine and the rest of the shoegaze crowd than to metal of any sort, and the calm, tranquil vocal delivery likewise distances the band from metal. Still, as far as shoegaze goes this is very, very fine stuff, incorporating a few stylistic ideas from post-rock/post-metal to expand the bounds of the genre a little.
Warthur | 4/5 |

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