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Experimental/Post Metal

3.76 | 150 ratings

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4 stars It's been a long time since I don't review anything. The last one I posted in here was Dream Theater's Systematic Chaos, one of the biggest deceptions in the history of such band. Probably that deception made me stop (not really, I didn't have enough time to think of anything to write about, even when in this period I've been listening to different styles of music). Anyway, today, in the Return of the Jedi, I decided to review the first album by this French band, Alcest.

I caught this album the same year of its release, I had a blog that shared music online (Crucify me!) and one of the collaborators posted it and when it finally came into my ears, I was delighted. Even when at that time I wasn't into Post-Rock, the atmospheres and acoustic passages aimed to cross my heart, accomplished their task, as it's almost impossible not to be enchanted by them,

The whole album, based in Neige's childhood dreams, possessed with strength and subtlety at the same time, goes up and down through this imaginary world where the brush form a vault that resemble emeralds. The lyrics guide us through this new scenario (unfortunately French is needed but any web translator can give you an idea of the concept and its development).

I don't know about you, guys, but for me, these kind of albums are really hard to rate, because, as a reviewer, you have to be as objective as you can, and honestly, it's difficult to acquire this objectivity, especially when you feel really identified with an specific album. Anyway, I think that was the aim of this release, to offer the listener the same experience Neige had as a kid surrounded by blue clouds and rivers made of diamonds. So, I'll give it 4 Stars.

MadcapLaughs84 | 4/5 |


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