Release Date: Oct 25, 2019
Record label: Nuclear Blast
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Black Metal, Post-Metal, Blackgaze
When Alcest released Kodama in 2016, it stood apart from their previous catalog in exploring the "blackgaze" metal subgenre they'd created. It was darker, more aggressive, and had more pointed edges. Earlier outings, from the groundbreaking Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde in 2007 through their breakthrough Ecailles de Lune and Les Voyages de L'ame, offered more tempered yet emotionally resonant aspects of black metal's blastbeat and tremolo-picking textural palette.