Stream Alcest Shelter
Shelter, the new album from the French atmospheric black metal veterans Alcest, isn't a metal album at all. Instead, it's a straight-up shoegaze record, and…
Alcest Prep Non-Metal Album
French blackgaze band Alcest are one of extreme metal's most successful crossover bands, although they've moved further from metal over time (hence, presumably, their success…
Alcest – “Autre Temps” Video
The video for French metal travelers Alcest's new single "Autre Temps" is a shockingly pretty and romantic thing about forests and love and time passing.
Alcest – “Percées De Lumière” (Stereogum Premiere)
Stéphane Paut, aka Neige, is the French multi-instrumentalist behind the post-black metal/shoegaze/whatever project Alcest (see, also, Amesoeurs, Forgotten Woods, ex-Peste Noire, etc). The last Alcest…
Haunting The Chapel No. 6
In this installment I intentionally paired two longstanding bands who've shifted their approach/sound significantly during the course of their careers, not always to their fans'