Alcest fans, your Friday just got better. Are you ready for a taste of the new album Shelter? In that case, here is the first single "Opale" with a video made by Toshadeva Palan available for your viewing pleasure at this location. A new song and a new video in the same day. Why complain really?

The 7" vinyl single "Opale" offers a first glimpse into the upcoming album. There are 500 copies in black vinyl and 500 copies in white vinyl and the B-side of both editions is emblazoned with an etching. The release is set for December 13th, 2013.

As for the album, it is coming on January 17th (January 21st in North America) on Prophecy Productions. Find more details about it over here.



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Band profile: Alcest
 
Posted: 29.11.2013 by BloodTears



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oshgar - 29.11.2013 at 22:39  
Nice song, but sounds a lot like Sigur Ros. No metal in this at all.
Troy Killjoy - 29.11.2013 at 22:44  
Written by oshgar on 29.11.2013 at 22:39
...but sounds a lot like Sigur Ros.

Since when is that a bad thing?
Mr. Doctor - 29.11.2013 at 23:35  
Sigur Rós is way better than this though. I find this okayish. I'm still going to check out the whole thing though.
Paulius - 29.11.2013 at 23:36  
I'm an Alcest fan and my friday didn't get any better
oshgar - 30.11.2013 at 00:05  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 29.11.2013 at 22:44

Written by oshgar on 29.11.2013 at 22:39
...but sounds a lot like Sigur Ros.

Since when is that a bad thing?

I'm not saying it's a bad thing, I just think Alcest is starting to lose some of its uniqueness. I like my Alcest to have a subtle metal influence at least.
Diverge - 30.11.2013 at 00:36  
I can't say I'm surprised with the single at all, really; enjoyable, although I think even some fans of Voyage might not enjoy it. If you don't like Alcest's most recent material, then I don't think you should really bother giving this one a go.
Reaper_Redeamer - 30.11.2013 at 01:33  

oh no dont tell he will continue like that!
Moose - 30.11.2013 at 04:55  
Well that was disappointing.
I preferred his music when it wasn't so... happy. Repeating the same thing over and over for the last minute and a half didn't help either.
Evil Chip - 30.11.2013 at 06:56  
That was so dull and uninspired.
Stoned Crow - 30.11.2013 at 09:30  
I had to make sure I was on Metal Storm there for a moment: it is not horrible, but you know....
phanto - 30.11.2013 at 15:18  
Sounds like they've finally gone full pop.
I don't think it's bad but it doesn't have much of what made the earlier stuff great.
Mad Arab666 - 30.11.2013 at 17:39  
I'm not sure if I like it or not.
It feels like it lacks a little atmosphere.
Vombatus - 30.11.2013 at 18:22  
What is this I don't even
Góral - 30.11.2013 at 18:52  
At the moment, "Opale" is completely not in my taste. I feel even a slight irritability. It's possible that this is my today's gloomy mood, or completely inadequate landscape behind the window - a cold, bleak, to the pouring rain. I will come back to this in a more sunny days..
InnerSelf - 30.11.2013 at 19:26  
I really really like it! Completely abandoning the metal sound might be better than repeating himself again.
Uldreth - 30.11.2013 at 20:04  
ITT: Metalstorm population discovers what actual shoegaze is, for the first time.
togo95 - 01.12.2013 at 00:57  
Written by InnerSelf on 30.11.2013 at 19:26

I really really like it! Completely abandoning the metal sound might be better than repeating himself again.


Agreed, I like it more than songs on the last album. And the video is quite nice too.
Metaalbewerker - 01.12.2013 at 13:26  
Alternative 80's sound... But I Like it
phanto - 01.12.2013 at 16:34  
Written by Uldreth on 30.11.2013 at 20:04

ITT: Metalstorm population discovers what actual shoegaze is, for the first time.

ITT genre-fag brings up irrelevant genre discussion
Troy Killjoy - 01.12.2013 at 17:21  
Written by phanto on 01.12.2013 at 16:34
ITT genre-fag brings up irrelevant genre discussion

Didn't you do the same thing in this thread?
Written by phanto on 30.11.2013 at 15:18
Sounds like they've finally gone full pop.

phanto - 01.12.2013 at 17:37  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.12.2013 at 17:21

Written by phanto on 01.12.2013 at 16:34
ITT genre-fag brings up irrelevant genre discussion

Didn't you do the same thing in this thread?
Written by phanto on 30.11.2013 at 15:18
Sounds like they've finally gone full pop.



that pot is clearly metallic/silvery
(you're right of course. I'd argue I meant pop as in mainstream/accessibility but I'd rather hang my shoulders in defeat)
Troy Killjoy - 01.12.2013 at 19:36  
Written by phanto on 01.12.2013 at 17:37
(you're right of course. I'd argue I meant pop as in mainstream/accessibility but I'd rather hang my shoulders in defeat)

Well you got me on the color of the pot, so technically we both lost at our own argument.
Uldreth - 01.12.2013 at 21:33  
Written by phanto on 01.12.2013 at 16:34

Written by Uldreth on 30.11.2013 at 20:04

ITT: Metalstorm population discovers what actual shoegaze is, for the first time.

ITT genre-fag brings up irrelevant genre discussion

<ok>

I would kindly like to inform you this is not exactly an "irrelevant genre discussion" rather the fact that people are surprised about how this sounds even though Neige has been saying for ages that this will be a pure shoegaze album, and guess what, THIS is exactly how "pure shoegaze" sounds like.

And fyi, this isn't pop. Shoegaze is not exactly a genre with a large mainstream appeal, despite its accessiblity (though it was kinda mainstream-ish in the late 80s).
God Alone - 02.12.2013 at 00:01  
I simply think that, if I want to listen to Slowdive or Sigur, then I'll just listen to them. Not Alcest.
The song is barely okay but generic and trite, and honestly I'm getting tired of those "aaahh, eeehh, aaahh, overwhelming BEAUUUTYYY". The video is a big meh just like the previous ones.
So uhm, I don't expect anything good from Shelter.
Dentura - 02.12.2013 at 01:08  
Pretty decent, but not as good as the last single
Fallen Ghost - 02.12.2013 at 13:07  
Some of the weakest I've heard from them so far.. But hell, I'm still going to check out the album when it comes out, just hope that the album is better overall than this particular song!
DreadfulYgg - 04.12.2013 at 02:11  
Written by Uldreth on 01.12.2013 at 21:33

Written by phanto on 01.12.2013 at 16:34

Written by Uldreth on 30.11.2013 at 20:04

ITT: Metalstorm population discovers what actual shoegaze is, for the first time.

ITT genre-fag brings up irrelevant genre discussion

<ok>

I would kindly like to inform you this is not exactly an "irrelevant genre discussion" rather the fact that people are surprised about how this sounds even though Neige has been saying for ages that this will be a pure shoegaze album, and guess what, THIS is exactly how "pure shoegaze" sounds like.

And fyi, this isn't pop. Shoegaze is not exactly a genre with a large mainstream appeal, despite its accessiblity (though it was kinda mainstream-ish in the late 80s).


Agreed. I'm not surprised by the move away from metal. I think Neige has taken the metal/shoegaze approach as far as he can. Any further will probably put Alcest at risk for self-parody, which is the last thing I want to happen to one of my favorite bands.

As for the song, I like it. It's not the best thing I've ever heard, but it's good. I will reserve final judgment when I have an entire album to digest.
Ancient Dreams - 06.12.2013 at 23:29  
First time I heard it, I thought it was crap. Then I listened again and I really liked it. When you get over how un-Alcest it is, I think it's really good.
HaralambossHorn - 04.01.2014 at 15:54  
Written by Ancient Dreams on 06.12.2013 at 23:29

First time I heard it, I thought it was crap. Then I listened again and I really liked it. When you get over how un-Alcest it is, I think it's really good.


First time I heard it, I thought it was crap. Then I listened again and I thought I was right

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