With each new Alcest releases, is a certainty that these are great melodies and small epic pieces of this complex work of art.
The album opens with the beautiful Autre Temps, where Neige melodies ooze abuse of travelers and enigmatic vocals adding a touch melancholy and showing us what awaits us on this album by the end of your hearing.
Là Où Naissent Les Nouvelles Couleurs is the following and find what it does best Neige, distorted guitar, melancholy vocals and then migrate your sound traveler to storm black metal, raw and harsh features of the band.
Les Voyages De L’Âme, music that gives name to the play and for me one of the best songs made by Neige. The atmosphere of the band brings a melancholy and to get carried away by the vocal lines, you feel your body float like your soul if you really wanted to break away and leave this world of darkness behind.
Nous sommes L’Emeraude is one of the most “lively” with a beautiful melody and clear lines that follow the vocals of Neige, detail for the backing vocals in the background composing harmony. For those unaware, this track was written by the Belgian poet Charles van Lerberghe.
Beigns of Light is more “black” and in spite of all corals in the beginning, all the angry side comes up in that range. We can hear some words being whispered the background giving a touch melancholy to it.
From Faiseurs Mondes reminds us of the ancient works of Alcest, with a focused approach to black metal, bringing me to mind the days of loneliness of my youth, where he spent several hours listening to songs that comforted me was the soul. We notice this feeling of comfort in the middle of the track because depending on your mood, it is possible to feel a veil of gloom surrounding him.
Havens is just a passage to Summer’s Glory that closes the album in a unique way, like a summary of everything we’ve heard before. And surely will be one of the best releases of the year.
Now just put back to play and feel it all over again and again.
Alcest – Les Voyages De L’Âme (Prophecy Productions)
1. Autre Temps
2. Là Où Naissent les Couleurs Nouvelles
3. Les Voyages de l’Âme
4. Nous Sommes l’Emeraude
5. Beings of Light
6. Faiseurs de Mondes
8. Summer’s Glory