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Alcest
Albums : 15     Total votes : 345     Reviews : 24
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Alcest

CountryFrance
Formed1999, Bagnols-sur-Cèze, Languedoc-Roussillon
CurrentlyParis, Île-de-France, France
GenresShoegaze, Blackgaze, Post-Metal
LabelsProphecy Productions, Nuclear Blast
Years active1999-present
Website

Line-up (members)

  • Neige : Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums, Keyboards (1999-present)
  • Winterhalter : Drums (2009-present)

Former members

  • Argoth : Bass (2000-2001)
  • Aegnor : Lead Guitars (2000-2001)
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Alcest - Spiritual Instinct CD Photo by Evil DeadAlcest - Le Secret CD Photo by Evil DeadAlcest - Les voyages de l'âme Vinyl Photo by IlludeadAlcest - Écailles de lune Vinyl Photo by IlludeadAlcest - Kodama CD Photo by 푸른날개Alcest - Spiritual Instinct Vinyl Photo by Illudead

Alcest Discography

AlbumLyrics TypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
Demo8951
LyricsEP88.9192
Alcest - Souvenirs d'un autre mondeLyricsAlbum90936
Split7510
Split73.520
Alcest - Écailles de luneLyricsAlbum92.7848
EP90.8100
Single-00
Alcest - Les voyages de l'âmeLyricsAlbum86.2544
Live7510
Single-00
Alcest - ShelterLyricsAlbum75422
Alcest - KodamaLyricsAlbum81.3180
Alcest - Spiritual InstinctLyricsAlbum89.3161
Single-00

Alcest Videos

Alcest - Les Iris VideoAlcest - Ciel errant VideoAlcest - Printemps émeraude VideoAlcest - Souvenirs d'un autre monde Video

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Additional notes
Solo project of Neige. As a child, Neige had dreams about a "Fairy Land", "a place with colours, forms and sounds that do not exist here." The music of Alcest is highly influenced by these dream experiences.

The band started out playing raw black metal with a line-up including Famine.

Alcest soon evolved into metal with strong post-rock and shoegaze influences, a completely original style that would have been labeled as blackgaze around mid 2010s and which influenced many well known bands like Lantlôs, Deafheaven and Harakiri for the Sky.

The band's name Alcest doesn't have any meaning; Neige just chose it for its noble ethereal sound and couldn't imagine any other name in its pronunciation ("Al-sest", IPA: [al'sɛst]) to fit better with this music.

Neige has stated multiple times that Alcest is not affiliated in any way with far right ideologies and that all the ambiguos collaborations with bands and musicians from such contexts have been errors he vehemently regreets. In a detailed Instagram post from 2021 he stated that Alcest and himself stand against any form of discrimination, racism, homophobia or transphobia and that the message of Alcest is about love and acceptance.
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