There we go! This is one of my favourites at the moment. Particularly this one song.
Alcest have been around for ten, eleven years now and have two albums out, both absolutely fantastic. They started as one of these Black Metal projects that over time become less and less pure Black to turn into some kind of "big atmosphere" sound. There's still some "blast beat" on it, but it's not like listening to Mayhem at all.

Alcest can really fill the room you're in and get you to a state of ataraxis and serenity. Their sound is big and epic and vocals are completely relaxing. Even the most calmed parts are plenty of that magnificent feeling.

I'll let you judge yourselves.

This is from their first album:

All those "clean" acoustic parts are, with the vocals, the magic of this great band.

Now, from the last one:

So, here's a question to debate: Do you find Alcest's music "dark" or even darkish?
Neige, the guy behind all this would be annoyed as hell if anyone did. ; )

Please, comment!

Brief Introduction: BatchDrake

Live long and prosper, guys.

Because Nirei said most of what this blog is all about, I'll talk a little about me.

As Nirei, I'm a Spaniard willing to write about awesome music. Yep, I say awesome music because I consider our musical spectrum wide enough to describe it in terms of how awesome it is instead of styles and stuff. The text subtitling our blog name may be confusing, but the truth is we will talk about neat tunes, whatever they are, whoever composes them and whenever they were brought to the world.

Nirei may bitch about his English but I have to admit I'm not better than him - the only time I had the chance to speak English it was pretty lame - so you can expect the most grotesque and systematic rapes against grammar from me. Don't feel awkward if you want to correct us. We'd really appreciate it!


Brief Introduction: Nirei

Welcome to this our humble blog.
We are a couple of guys from Spain who happen to like pretty weird music, and since we were not too happy to see you can't really find many specialized websites or magazines reviewing our kind of music we've decided to start our own music reviews blog.

That's what you're reading right now.

On this blog we'll be making some noise about some forgotten bands and some that are simply not enough well-known. Kind of stormy, atmospheric, somewhat depressive and noisy but melodic stuff... You'll soon find out what I'm talking about. ; )

Also, I gotta say my English has gotten kind of rusty on the last three years, but I can take it if anyone is willing to correct any misspell or nonsense I write down. :3

And so, that's pretty much about it for now.