New Alcest Single and Video
2013-11-29 by feanaro | 57 Comments

French act Alcest have premiered the first single, "Opale," off of their 2014 record "Shelter" along with an accompanying music video on Stereogum.

http://www.stereogum.com/1582721/alcest-opale-video-stereogum-premiere/video/

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InFiction
November 29th 2013

3651 Comments


Really good stuff.

feanaro
November 30th 2013

817 Comments


Agreed.

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Shogun
November 30th 2013

413 Comments


Average

ZippaThaRippa
November 30th 2013

2416 Comments


Song was alright. Video was adorable. When she finally smiles it's perfect

SCREAMorphine
November 30th 2013

1752 Comments


Not the biggest Alcest fan but I live this.

Evreaia
November 30th 2013

4014 Comments


Not impressed..

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gosk8n
November 30th 2013

1045 Comments


i dig it

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
November 30th 2013

16310 Comments


Didn't like it at all. Reminds me a lot of Souvenirs d'un autre Monde, which is by far his worst
album. It seems like Neige sometimes forgets how to make these more "beautiful" songs do anything
interesting. He writes a brilliant track like "Autre Temps" and then does this.

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Underflow
November 30th 2013

2554 Comments


Decent.

minimesmyidol
November 30th 2013

191 Comments


meh id rather have new lantlos

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
November 30th 2013

18297 Comments


ya

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KILL
November 30th 2013

71392 Comments


so its not bm????????????

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
November 30th 2013

18297 Comments


its metal for metalheads to be like "no i dont only listen 2 metal all the time!!!!! i listen to alcet its not even metal!!!!!11!"

KILL
November 30th 2013

71392 Comments


oh yea metal for metalheads that wear glasses i get it

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
November 30th 2013

18297 Comments


scarf metal aka blacklegaze

Relinquished
November 30th 2013

24918 Comments


yeah you can't see someone like me squatting heavy plates listening to this shit



ZippaThaRippa
November 30th 2013

2416 Comments


"I have a sensitive side, bro. After leg day I like to go home and cry while listening to Alcest"

CK
November 30th 2013

4910 Comments


I dig it

RollieQuibbs
November 30th 2013

430 Comments


What you are all failing to realize is that the leader of the band has specifically said that this album will have NO METAL in it.

So you can stop calling it metal for queens or whatewverthefuck. It aint metal.

Pure new age/shoegaze.

Neo-newgaze.

KILL
November 30th 2013

71392 Comments


lol

Multifarious
November 30th 2013

97 Comments


Beautiful track, excited to hear the album.

Amebix
November 30th 2013

240 Comments


Beautiful track, excited to hear the album.

+1

Zeg
November 30th 2013

15 Comments


Beautiful track, excited to hear the new album.

+2

gosk8n
November 30th 2013

1045 Comments


Neo-newgaze.

zaruyache
November 30th 2013

6242 Comments


yeah you can't see someone like me squatting heavy plates listening to this shit

Oh so you like Five Finger Death Punch

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KILL
November 30th 2013

71392 Comments


u done it now

Amphoteric
November 30th 2013

1685 Comments


Just like Autre Temps, I think the video is really lame but love the song.

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Shogun
November 30th 2013

413 Comments


Still not digging it, thankfully the other track from this record Ive heard "Deliverance" is of a much higher standard.

Grimlin
November 30th 2013

839 Comments


neo-newgays

Solbrave
November 30th 2013

234 Comments


Macklecore

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eternium
November 30th 2013

16337 Comments


Above average.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
November 30th 2013

8780 Comments


there's some really pretty ideas here but the song is kind of lifeless, the drums are so low in the mix and the rhythm guitar is like, completely non existent

this isn't looking good for the album...

Imperial
December 1st 2013

1725 Comments


DarkNoctus you forgot to include a smiley face

NapalmCrusader
December 1st 2013

1737 Comments


Good song but we need more metal

minty901
December 1st 2013

1978 Comments


this is nice. doesn't sound like alcest though. i feel like this will appeal to the mass market of sigur ros fans. really like it.

minty901
December 1st 2013

1978 Comments


since typing that i've now seen that they have used the same producer as sigur ros for this. makes sense. really excited for the album now.

Catatonic
December 1st 2013

123 Comments


I saw them a couple months ago with Anathema and they killed it, however the power of most of their other material dwarf this into complete oblivion. It's too repetitive. That said, I still like it.

bloc
December 1st 2013

34768 Comments


Nice song

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geniusloci
December 2nd 2013

1 Comments


Really average

Keyblade
December 2nd 2013

14692 Comments


Pleasant, but ultimately average. Was hoping for quality similar to Autre Temps which was the first single from his last one. Now that was a song

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Catatonic
December 2nd 2013

123 Comments


Just listened to Autre Temps and Les Voyages De L'Âme again, and now I'm a little depressed about this song.

r0bbb
December 3rd 2013

243 Comments


really liking this

Lowder91bird
December 3rd 2013

494 Comments


I can't wait for the album to come out.

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Gmork89
December 10th 2013

5510 Comments


I have high hopes for this one.

Tyrael
December 29th 2013

20823 Comments


perfect

Amphoteric
December 29th 2013

1685 Comments


The track Voix Sereines is great, even better than this one.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
December 30th 2013

8780 Comments


voix sereines is muuuuch better than this

feanaro
December 30th 2013

817 Comments


yeah it's pretty pretty

Shogun
January 2nd 2014

413 Comments


Their posting a new song on their FB page today, hoping its better than this

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 2nd 2014

8780 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wxZ1DV9xO4

hoooooly shit

Athom
Staff Reviewer
January 2nd 2014

17204 Comments


I have the entire album. It's pretty much exactly what I wanted from them after their last album.

Shogun
January 2nd 2014

413 Comments


New song absolutely fucking rules!

@redskyformiles

Does Shelter contain any more immersive songs like 'Deliverance'? I really didnt take to 'Opale' and was hoping it wasnt reflective of the new album.

Amphoteric
January 2nd 2014

1685 Comments


Wow I've loved everything from this so far, and each new song I've heard has been better than the last

Tyrael
January 2nd 2014

20823 Comments


Redsky

I hate you so much

love,

ty

Athom
Staff Reviewer
January 2nd 2014

17204 Comments


All of the songs are rather "bright". It's an even split between more meandering numbers that sound like more upbeat, more flushed out versions of their last record and more pop-oriented tracks. The production is always thick and warm and the record takes them even further away from anything resembling black metal influence.

Shogun
January 2nd 2014

413 Comments


Thanks for your thoughts, appreciated!

someguest
January 4th 2014

20393 Comments


I love this song.

The video is a wonderful match for it as well.



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