On "Ecailles de lune", Alcest remember Black Metal that formerly shaped their style: heartbraking, enraptured cries and passionatly sad collages and still characterizing vocals. Thereby, the band around mastermind Neige has kept up their trademarks: quiet passages, massive walls of guitar sounds, catchy melodies and hooklines that go right to your heart.
Tracklist - Écailles de lune
- 1.Écailles de lune [Part 1]
- 2.Écailles de lune [Part 2]
- 3.Percées de lumière
- 5.Solar song
- 6.Sur l'océan couleur de fer
EMP Editorial Team (22.03.2010)
You'll find his unmistakeable creative fingerprints on this artistically demanding, fine new CD, and yet the French instrumental multi-talent Neige hasn't lost his talent for indulging in the wistful, as demonstrated by the gifted visionary's unique emotional mixture on "Écailles de lune". Good-natured, graceful, in a state of harmonious rapture, this new song collection lives from within, full of orchestrated sounds intertwined with various avant-garde Melodic Black Metal arrangements. Together with the often incredibly beautiful clear vocalisations that are a perfect fit for the music, the songs are versatile and full of emotional melodies framed by the mighty guitar walls of "Écailles de lune". Brilliant.