After listening to the song “Souvenirs d’Un Autre Monde” on a CD sampler that came with Terrorizer, I fell in love with this one-man band instantly. I bought the album immediately, and was not disappointed. This is one of the best and most innovative titles I have heard in a while.
Alcest’s lead artist, Neige, released one album before this, which was classic melancholic black metal (also recommended). It was really surprising to see the artist make the switch in style, using the powerful melancholy of black metal with an uplifting theme of childhood dreams.