Although I have always been a fan of ‘shoe-gaze’ and ‘post’ styles of black metal, Alcest’s recent release leaves me thoroughly wanting.
Peel back the long-dormant veil curtaining our lineage.
Obsidian depths and suffocating forlornness reign.
An in-depth discussion with vocalist Cameron Miller of the beach math quintet, Seizures.
Idyllic nature-drenched folk.
A pestilent brute of aural decimation.
Unfurling a forlorn yet heartfelt odyssey.
But we can definitively say what the dead listen to—freight train blastbeats, distorted guitar melodies, and vicious vocals.
Powerful melody and spacious soundscapes stacked on sludgy hardcore riffing.
Dissections of sounds arcane and apoplectic.
A kaleidoscopic tunnel of ever-evolving influences, alien shapes, and colors both muted and vibrant.