A series of brief reviews dealing in records I didn't get a chance to do a full review over the past month. Here, I touch down on the latest records from Dum Dum Girls, Warpaint, Cities Aviv, Alcest, Young The Giant, and more! Thank you for watching!
French post-metal duo Alcest are venturing in a decidedly gentler direction than past efforts with their forthcoming LP Shelter. However, this new single "Délivrance" sees Neige and Winterhalter going as big as ever, proving that despite their dreamier side all but edging out their black metal roots on this project, they can still deliver pieces that are captivating in their gorgeousness alone. Happy listening!
Shelter is out January 21 via Prophecy.
To be honest, I've never been a huge Alcest fan. The combination of black metal and shoegaze the French project has been creating since 2000. My feelings aren't much different when it comes to this new album, Les voyages de l'âme.