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Écailles de Lune

Alcest

Écailles de Lune

Second album of emotional, melodic black metal and shoe-gaze from Frenchman Neige

ADM rating[?]

8.2

Label
Prophecy
UK Release date
29/03/2010
  1. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    An intricate, beautiful, burgeoning classic and an absolute must for any self-respecting alternative record collection
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  2. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Exudes a level of confidence that’s remarkable whether viewing it from an indie rock or metal standpoint
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  3. 8.6 |   Beats Per Minute

    I’m not someone who usually tolerates overt ‘emotion’ in extreme metal, but with Alcest, it just feels real, and in 2010, not much feels real or honest anymore
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  4. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    An album that's more enchanting than even these last few years of promise have suggested
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  5. 8.0 |   music OMH

    A wonderfully realised album ... it has depth and an abundance of magical moments
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  6. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Although the transition between breezy guitars and heavier, metal parts (and back and forth) sounds clunky and drawn out at first, with repeated listening everything falls into place
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  7. 8.0 |   All Music

    Makes the most of its compelling fusion of black metal's theatricality and the after-echoes of shoegaze's propensity for utterly enveloping a listener
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