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Old 01-03-2012, 09:00 PM
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Les Voyages De L’Âme – Alcest CD Review

Les Voyages De L’Âme – Alcest CD Review

Released : January 6th, 2012

Track List :



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
7. Havens
8. Summer’s Glory



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Just from the beginning of Autre Temps you can tell this album is beyond words. The opening track “Autre Temps” is beautiful in every which way , shape, and form. The guitars are perfect in the mix and the clean vocals add a chilling sound to it that is just relaxing and calming. Next up is “Là Où Naissent Les Couleurs Nouvelles” which starts off again beautiful to say the least. Then halfway through the song the heavy vocals start. Yet somehow they don’t change the song. It remains the same. Beautiful , elegant, yet relaxing. Again the clean vocals really shine though in the song. Although on “Les Voyages de L’âme” the vocals stand out from the beginning. Their so good its chilling almost. The mixture of heavy and soft in the song only makes it better too. “Nous Sommes L’emeraude” is the perfect calming song and the guitar riffs on here make it memorable. I actually found myself just sitting here listening to this and staring into space just listening it and relaxing. Its mind blowing that a song can make you can do that. “Beings of Light” starts off with a angelic sound to it then bursts right into blast beats and a heavy sound while remaining angelic at the same time. “Faiseurs de Mondes” has some beautiful guitar work during it and the clean vocals about 3/4ths through it mixed with the guitar is amazing. Right after the part though it breaks into blast beats and some amazing guitar work. “Havens” sounds like something from a movie just before they would go into war. Its beautiful and really sets a scene. Lastly “Summer’s Glory” closes the album with a perfect mixture or soft and mellow mixed with heavy and loud. Its almost hard to review this cd though as words can’t describe these songs or the cd in general. Everything is put together to a perfection and sounds like no other. I cannot recommend this album enough and even though 2012 has just began I have no doubt this will be one of the year’s greatest albums.



Score 10/10

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:20 PM
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So far I'd give at about an 85/100. Definitely a few notches below Écailles De Lune. Maybe it just hasn't clicked with me yet, though.
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See maybe its just the mood I'm in but after 3 listens in a row its just clicked with me. I can't find a flaw in it and I like just as much as their other stuff.
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The sound of it is incredible, no doubt about that. But that was expected. I don't think the songs are written as well as the songs on Écailles De Lune. That's what's bothering me about it.
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Yeah, when I have free time tomorrow I'll sit down and give it a little write up myself. Gonna be pretty hard to top Ecailles.

Also, I think I mentioned this to BrutalD, but I like to wait a couple days after a listen before giving it a score, since it's usually inflated if its immediately after or during a listen. Case in point: Digital Veil. I thought it was perfect after I heard it, but a week later = 8.5 at best.

Still, excited to give it a proper listen after your description. And get my vinyl preorder in the mail.

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I WANT this on vinyl but the cheapest copy I could find online was like $33.00 without tax or shipping.
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Doesn't come out in the US until the end of this month.
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Doesn't come out in the US until the end of this month.
The sad truth, but I will absolutely be picking it up on release day. It to me perfectly blends all their sounds together, with tighter songwriting.
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I WANT this on vinyl but the cheapest copy I could find online was like $33.00 without tax or shipping.
I think I preordered for 18 euro on some website, shipping included?
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I think I preordered for 18 euro on some website, shipping included?
Would that equal to out like $25 or so?
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