Alcest – ‘Autre Temps’

Posted on 08/12/2011


So everyone’s favourite shoegazing black metallers Alcest are set to release a new record entitled Les Voyages De L’Âme on January 6th of next year, and suffice to say, I’m excited. 2009’s Écailles de Lune was one of the best things to come out that year, and the same goes for 2007’s beautiful Souvenirs D’un Autre Monde. A mere mention of the word “shoegaze” is enough to send swathes of unwashed, basement-dwelling black metal nerds into fits of keyboard mashing rage, so, if anything, that’s another good reason to listen to this band if you don’t already. The band have just put out their new record’s first single, ‘Autre Temps’, and it’s even more gorgeous than I expected, featuring frontman Neige’s typically layered harmonies and lush, textured guitarwork. This song is pretty far removed from black metal so expect a lot of hate from OG Le Secret/Tristesse Hivernale fans. I couldn’t care less, I’m stoked for this album.

Alcest – ‘Autre Temps’

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