Posted by RiffRaff
Alcest seems to be a bit of an anomaly in the metal realm. Through my meanderings through various metal sites/blogs I kept seeing the band name pop up with the tag of Post-metal. Well, I consider myself to be a fan of Post-metal and Les Voyages de L’Âme seemed to sound like something I would be into. Upon my first spin I was expecting to hear something along the lines of Isis with a good helping of Black Metal akin to something along the lines of Wolves in the Throne Room or Krallice, what I did not expect is for the album to be so mellow and melodic and really, not a very ‘metal’ album at all. So, why is this band making waves in the land of metal? The album title, Les Voyages de L’Âme, translates to The Voyages of the Soul, and while the voyage may not be very ‘metal’ the soul of the trip is, and I think that what all the metal fans are feeling in the music and connecting with.