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Experimental/Post Metal

3.82 | 150 ratings

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4 stars ALCEST was Neige's child from the very beginning. PESTE NOIRE's guitarist decided to create his own music, and what he took from Black Metal was only a carcass. Musically ALCEST is an amazing Shoegaze/Post-Rock outfit, with some influences of French Folk too (closing "Tir Nan Og" is a good example). The namesake track is definitely my favourite, dreamy, melancholic piece in 6/8 with a wall of guitars and Neige's voice somewhere on the background. if you're into Post-Black stuff, you may find ALCEST a little bit boring, it's not as progressive as ARCTURUS or ENSLAVED, but if you prefer atmosphere to technical supremacy, go no further! Also if you need bands to compare ALCEST with, let's say it's acoustic OPETH covering MY BLOODY VALENTINE classics...and it's highly recommended!
Prog-jester | 4/5 |


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