Well, it seems that there is an 80s metal revival party going on right now so I may as well jump on and enjoy the ride.
“Tvke It On The Rvn 666”
Although I have always been a fan of ‘shoe-gaze’ and ‘post’ styles of black metal, Alcest’s recent release leaves me thoroughly wanting.
Spotlights use tone and layering to carve sonic mountains on their latest EP.
There is a candid sense of liveliness and joviality that pierces Tempel’s compositions. Much of the record leaves an impression of a hard/classic rock aesthetic, however, the way they dig their heels into metallic qualities, carried by vociferous rasps, makes the album feel retro and simultaneously progressive.