Souvenirs d'un autre monde

Alcest - Souvenirs d'un autre monde
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 151 ratings
2007 Ratings: #50
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August 8, 2007 / Release Date
LP / Format
Prophecy Productions / Label
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This mix of metal and shoegaze is as tender as the most tender tenderloin you feel?

You feeeeeeeeeeeeeel?

Oh, you don’t eat meat...? Well this is tender. Tender enough to break my tender heart 💔

It’s tender boys.
I'm sure that there are plenty of people looking to get into metal and are put off by metal screaming. If that's the case then Alcest's influential debut album may just be for you! It's generally considered to be the album to create the 'Blackgaze' sub-genre and one hell of an album for one hell of a genre. While frontman Serge would go back and forth between harsh and melodic vocals in later releases, the vocals here are hushed, dainty and gothic which accompany the somewhat emotional themes ... read more
Lush and calming with more emphasize on calmer vocals than want the band will go on to do but I appreciated a different sound and style from the band.

Track Review

Printemps Émeraude (Emerald Spring) 8/10
Souvenirs d'un autre monde (Memories of another world) 8/10
Les Iris (The Iris) 7.5/10
Ciel Errant (Errant Sky) 8/10
Sur l'autre rive je t'attendrai (On the other shore I will wait for you) 7.5/10
Tir Nan Og 7.5/10

Average: 7.8/10
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Track List

  1. Printemps Émeraude (Emerald Spring)
  2. Souvenirs d'un autre monde (Memories of another world)
  3. Les Iris (The Iris)
  4. Ciel Errant (Errant Sky)
  5. Sur l'autre rive je t'attendrai (On the other shore I will wait for you)
  6. Tir Nan Og
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