- Écailles de Lune

Alcest - Écailles de Lune
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 6 reviews
2010 Rank: #15 / 833
USER SCORE
80
Based on
42 ratings

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Feb 16, 2017
Valefor
98
It seems like Neige sings about the fairy world he saw in his youth. I swear I can see it too while listening to this absolutely beautiful record.
Aug 29, 2016
exception
86
A very consistent and enjoyable album. Out of all of the few blackgaze projects I have listened to, this is one of the best examples of a happy medium between the shoegaze and black metal genres. Some tracks have a hallowing and gloomy singing over the instrumentals, and others have piercingly loud screams. Both are fucking terrific. I guess my only main gripes come from the awkward transitions in the middle of the longer songs. Aside from that, I love this record, and am excited to check ... read more
Jul 13, 2015
EMR
69
Alcest's Écailles de Lune follows their best and most cohesive album, Souvenirs dun Autre Monde with some mixed results. Sure, the overall sounds and lyricism of this record are really beautiful and cinematic, with an abundant use of reverb on the instrumentation and even on the vocals, as usual, but there are definitely some high and lows throughout the tracklist and the album's runtime. The title-track's second part and the bright fusion of black metal roars with shoegaze metallic ... read more
Nov 16, 2014
Tom Simmons
82
Fav Tracks: Solar Song, Ecailles De Lune (Part II), Percees De Lumiere
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