Release date: 29 March 2010
Style: Black metal, Shoegaze

Rating:

8.5 | 489 votes

Owners:

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49 want it


01. Écailles De Lune - Part 1
02. Écailles De Lune - Part 2
03. Percées De Lumière
04. Abysses
05. Solar Song
06. Sur L'océan Couleur De Fer

The Best Post-Metal/Avantgarde Metal Album Of 2010
Top 20 albums of 2010: 15

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (4)


Line-up
Stéphane "Neige" Paut - vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards
Jean "Winterhalter" Deflandre - drums


Additional info
All music composed by Neige except "Abysses", composed/performed by Fursy Teyssier.
All lyrics written by Neige except "Sur L'Océan Couleur De Fer", written by Paul-Jean Toulet.
Recorded by Markus Stock at Klangschmiede Studio E, mixed/mastered by Neb Xort at Drudenhaus Studio during summer 2009 except "Sur L'Océan Couleur De Fer", recorded by Neige.
Cover art by Fursy Teyssier (www.lesdiscrets.com).
Layout by Metastazis.com
Produced by MK for Prophecy Productions.

Staff review by
Lucas

Rating:
8.7
Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde was something quite new. Its combination of Black metal and Shoegaze, occasionally referred to as 'metalgaze', revealed that even metalheads occasionally dig warm, subtle music conceptually revolving around a wonderland or fairyland, where the bunnies hop through gently sloped meadows and spring is everlasting and more wonderfully jolly things. Who knows, maybe we're not as inevitably hell-bound as we think we are.

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published 29.03.2010 | Comments (51)

Guest review by
4look4rd

Rating:
8.9
Imagine yourself lying on the bare ground of a desolated beach, gazing at the majesty of the full moon. Now close your eyes and focus on the sound of the nearby forest and sea. Wait for the high tide to wrap your body in a blanket of warmth and blissfulness. Listen to the call of the spirits of the night; follow them into the deep sea. Finally allow the hypnotic waters to consume your mortal life and embrace the splendor of Fairyland. This is the basic essence of Écailles de Lune.

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published 30.10.2010 | Comments (5)

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Zuzuz0r - 27.01.2010 at 19:16  
  Oh god, this is gonna be awesome for sure, and Percées de Lumière is going to be there, so that means this album will sound like that?, if it is, this is gonna rock, and cover looks great.
Grimskallen - 28.02.2010 at 14:01  
  Perhaps my most anticipated album of the year, I have dangerously high expectations. The preview track released on the split kicked ass and the cover looks amazing. Holding my thumbs up!
Irinel - 15.03.2010 at 15:51  
Rating: 9 It's leaked !
Pétur - 20.03.2010 at 02:03  
  Best album of the year so far for me. It flows a lot better then the debut.
Daydream Nation - 30.03.2010 at 03:50  
  Must buy!
moonsorrow1992 - 01.04.2010 at 01:09  
Rating: 10 Brilliant!
3dd - 01.04.2010 at 22:27  
Rating: 8 Good album, but the masterpiece "Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde" was way way better.
lordz - 07.04.2010 at 02:04  
Rating: 7 Not bad...!
Shadowcross - 10.04.2010 at 19:37  
Rating: 9 Great album .. my only complaint is it feels so short!
omjaimes - 23.04.2010 at 00:43  
Rating: 9 Emotional ... great atmosphere ... nine!
InnerSelf - 15.07.2010 at 22:27  
Rating: 10 Another great BM release this year
this one totally did it for me and it is without doubt the greatest from what I've heard this year
Anttizhang - 21.07.2010 at 21:40  
Rating: 10 I love this album...specially when i was depressed...
Array - 02.08.2010 at 20:32  
Rating: 10 Alcest's best work so far.
M.Visitorae - 22.08.2010 at 04:01  
Rating: 9 Superior Dark Feeling"s!
M.Visitorae - 22.08.2010 at 04:03  
Rating: 9
Written by M.Visitorae on 22.08.2010 at 04:01

Superior Dark Feeling"s!
lord artan - 18.09.2010 at 22:18  
Rating: 10 THIS MEN AND THIS ALBUM Most things are different
Ellrohir - 19.09.2010 at 21:32  
  One of the best albums this year
Moose - 10.10.2010 at 05:48  
Rating: 10 Simply amazing. So beautiful.
Akram - 23.11.2010 at 15:03  
Rating: 8 Deep album. I made a Piano/Instrumental cover of 'Sur L'Océan Couleur De Fer'

Here it is:

Windrider - 28.11.2010 at 20:04  
Rating: 8
Written by Akram on 23.11.2010 at 15:03

Deep album. I made a Piano/Instrumental cover of 'Sur L'Océan Couleur De Fer'

Here it is:




YOU ARE THE MAN!!!
Fantastic cover... I simply love this album and 'Sur L'Océan Couleur De Fer' is together with 'Percées De Lumière' my fave song... Incredible!
Akram - 30.11.2010 at 23:19  
Rating: 8
Written by Windrider on 28.11.2010 at 20:04

YOU ARE THE MAN!!!
Fantastic cover... I simply love this album and 'Sur L'Océan Couleur De Fer' is together with 'Percées De Lumière' my fave song... Incredible!

Thanks, I'm glad you like it.
CrippledReverend - 29.12.2010 at 23:14  
Rating: 9 Musicianship: 9
Vocal: 10
Atmosphere: 10
Melody: 9
Originality: 9
Production: 9
CD Covers: 10

Best Songs:
01. Écailles De Lune (Part I)
06. Sur L'Océan Couleur De Fer
Averus - 05.03.2011 at 21:58  
Rating: 10 Call me melodramatic, but this album has gotten me through some tough times the last 2 weeks. Wonderful music in times of joy or sorrow. Écailles De Lune Pt. I has the most beautiful and melancholy atmosphere I have ever heard in a song.
Troy Killjoy - 06.03.2011 at 01:43  
Rating: 8
Written by Averus on 05.03.2011 at 21:58

Wonderful music in times of joy or sorrow.

That is precisely what makes this such a great album - it has the ability to kick you when you're down or lift you higher when you're up. Neige has quite the talent for identifying with his listener's emotions.
Yugosaki - 22.03.2011 at 00:38  
Rating: 10 Fantastic...so deep and emotional...wonderfull
Tetravirulence - 24.05.2011 at 16:21  
  I have this album but didnt quite dig yet, i am up for it
To The Void - 28.05.2011 at 22:27  
Rating: 7 Love the album a lot but it is overrated know where have good have the first one for me anyway.
Night Sight - 11.07.2011 at 10:46  
  Dark feelings,cold,emotinal,melodic,great shrieking vocals
one oft he best
Kenos - 05.08.2011 at 20:05  
  First three tracks: pure perfection. "Écailles De Lune (I - II)" always leaves me speechless, probably the most complete Alcest's song and one of the best things I've ever heard in metal music.

Second half of the album: a bit less consistent, with "Abysses" as a filler, "Solar Song" as a "Souvenirs"'s rehashing and finally a great, enchanting acoustic ballad.

Amazing album, really, but I only wish it was longer: after the first half it loses a bit of its intensity and seems to finish too soon ... And I eagerly want MORE.
Now I only have to wait for "Les Voyages De L'âme".
tea[m]ster - 15.10.2011 at 19:29  
Rating: 9 Wow. Whenever I listen to this I get a smile on my face...
Timmeh - 03.06.2012 at 16:49  
Rating: 9 'Solar Song', probably my favourite Alcest song so good to trip to as well.
ThunderAxe1989 - 26.09.2012 at 04:13  
  This album soothes me
BlueMobius - 26.09.2012 at 04:53  
Rating: 8 The D.J. was supposed to play "Solar Song" during my wedding reception but never did.
Ag Fox - 26.09.2012 at 19:00  
Rating: 9
Written by BlueMobius on 26.09.2012 at 04:53

The D.J. was supposed to play "Solar Song" during my wedding reception but never did.
congrats on getting married though
Góral - 20.11.2012 at 03:27  
Rating: 9
Written by lordz on 07.04.2010 at 02:04

Not bad...!

9 at least please !
Nivrame - 20.11.2012 at 14:00  
Rating: 9 If there is a music which makes me able to get rid off all the stress, fear and anxiety, this is Alcest. This album just put pure serenity into my mind.
Pazdzioch - 20.11.2012 at 16:14  
 
Written by Nivrame on 20.11.2012 at 14:00

This album just put pure serenity into my mind.

So check "Le secret" EP (necessarily orginal version), far better imo.
NocturnalStalker - 05.11.2013 at 18:54  
Rating: 9 Charming album. "Percées de lumière" is my favourite Alcest song ever.
Michaelgpc - 24.11.2013 at 23:04  
Rating: 8 Fabulous fantastic ethereal eclectic atmospheric album. Buy.
Northern Danger - 30.11.2013 at 22:29  
 
Written by InnerSelf on 15.07.2010 at 22:27

Another great BM release this year

Do you really think that this is Black Metal?
Mr. Doctor - 01.12.2013 at 16:19  
Rating: 9
Written by Northern Danger on 30.11.2013 at 22:29

Written by InnerSelf on 15.07.2010 at 22:27

Another great BM release this year

Do you really think that this is Black Metal?


Wouldn't call it black metal in the regular kind of way. But I'd say there's around 40-50% of black metal in this album.
Northern Danger - 01.12.2013 at 18:31  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 01.12.2013 at 16:19

Written by Northern Danger on 30.11.2013 at 22:29

Written by InnerSelf on 15.07.2010 at 22:27

Another great BM release this year

Do you really think that this is Black Metal?


Wouldn't call it black metal in the regular kind of way. But I'd say there's around 40-50% of black metal in this album.

Mmm,yea there is little bit "Black" hier. But not enough for Black Metal title. Still,it doesn't matter,it's just Metal (and great album).
InnerSelf - 01.12.2013 at 19:25  
Rating: 10 What Rod said

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