Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde (2007)

Shoegaze / "black metal". Gets a lot of praise for supposedly transcending the limits of black metal regarding atmosphere (I think that's been done before plenty of times) and also a lot of negative critique for being too hipster and not metal enough (but only unwashed autistic elitists say that anyway). I don't really consider this album to be metal at all. More like shoegaze or post-rock. I also don't think it deserves being called the most innovative thing ever, nor hipster garbage. It's just good, and very immersive if you want to chill. Get your head out of your ass, sit back, and enjoy.