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TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
October 3rd 2016


15018 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Agreed with dbizzles, it's good just meandering, but definitely worth a listen.



@Balls: Ecailles will always be their best, but Kodama comes close along with Voyages imo



This really does need to get on Spotify already

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lalchimiste
October 3rd 2016


704 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I don't know if anyone mentionned this, but goddamn those drums sound good. Their volume is perfectly mixed, the toms/snare have just the right "pop" to it. You can hear all the nuances on the cymbal work too.

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RangerTaffles
October 3rd 2016


297 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Apart from the closer, the album is such a fantastic listen. Gorgeous melodies and the darker sounds are even more fitting.

lalchimiste
October 3rd 2016


704 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Also it might be Winterhalter's most dynamic and best performance of all their records

Rowhaus
October 3rd 2016


525 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The drums on this thing are godly

Sinternet
October 3rd 2016


11876 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i dig this

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StarlessCore
October 3rd 2016


4383 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

my god i bet this is badddd

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Gmork89
October 3rd 2016


6979 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

If you don't like good music then probably yeah.

dbizzles
October 3rd 2016


5753 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

It owns. Check the title track. or Eclosion.

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Dis_Con_Nec_Ted
October 3rd 2016


4851 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"is this really better then Ecailles De Lune though?"







Judging by your rating you probably know, as do many others.



There are a few reasons why Ecailles will probably always be the best. Apart from the songwriting, it's primarily the gorgeous guitar tones and the stunning closer; very few people have a piece like that in them let alone two, so one can't really blame Neige for not making a song of that calibre again. I dig this a lot though.

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Keyblade
October 3rd 2016


23940 Comments


i think Ecailles pt. 2 is better than the closer but agreed it's breathtaking. those guitar tones are unbeatable

DungeonBoy
October 3rd 2016


2352 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ecailles has a very unique sound for sure, but there really was no reason to make Ecailles 2.0. It's a great record, but this one is everything I wanted from a new Alcest record.

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Dis_Con_Nec_Ted
October 3rd 2016


4851 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Whole Ecailles t/t is tied with the closer, can't personally say which one is better than the other tbh

BallsDeep
October 3rd 2016


4647 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah never really heard a guitar tone quite like that (besides Le Secret re-recording obviously) . It's the sonic embodiment of ethereal beauty as gay as that sounds.

Keyblade
October 3rd 2016


23940 Comments


closer is almost too repetitive which makes it lose points. if it was like 5 mins long it could just be the best on Ecailles

Dis_Con_Nec_Ted
October 3rd 2016


4851 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Glad you say almost ;/ I think it's an appropiately slow and poignant building up. The second half's key change compliments the first so well, they are made for each other.

Rowhaus
October 3rd 2016


525 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm probably gonna have to bump this up

BallsDeep
October 3rd 2016


4647 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

well yeah you'd hope so as they're part of the same song haha



The second half of Faiseurs De Mondes is probably my favourite Alcest moment though

Dis_Con_Nec_Ted
October 3rd 2016


4851 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

That chord progression is from another world agreed.

PortalofPerfection
October 3rd 2016


1991 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"The second half of Faiseurs De Mondes is probably my favourite Alcest moment though"



So much this.



But yeah, so this flipping fantastic. How is no one talking about Untouched!? So beautiful!





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