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Alcest - Écailles de lune CD (album) cover




Experimental/Post Metal

4.03 | 291 ratings

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Marty McFly
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3 stars Combining elements of Post Metal, Death Metal, Ambient parts (low quantity) and Melodic background, this album is currently number one in ProgArchives 2010 chart. These are things that I considered when I began to be interested in this record. Let's forget formal ways of reviewing and let's get devoured by feelings this brings.

Relatively short, just 41 minutes (like in times of vinyl), beautiful artwork (I can't personally imagine anyone who won't like this one). Given that I'm not that devoted Metal fan, I suppose that I will probably like this album less than Metalhead. Fine enough, this hopefully doesn't cripple me (much).

As someone with love/hate Black Metal relationship, I have to say that sometimes this element is too prominent (too much), but of course, those who love this will be pleased. I'm not, but at the same time I'm awed so much as I expected. Last song is beautiful, somehow "soft", don't expect thunderds and lightings, but rather some kind of Post Rock ballad in vein of the best P/ R artists.

3(+), solid mix of connected elements

EDIT June 2010 - After a while, it's getting a little bit dull. Atmospheric, but not so rich in what it offers. Music meant to feel, not just listen.

Marty McFly | 3/5 |


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