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Alcest share massive new song “Oiseaux De Proie” — listen

Taken from the French shoegaze outfit's upcoming album, Kodama

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    Last September, I had the great privilege of seeing Alcest in New York City. In case you’ve never had the out-of-body experience that is witnessing the French shoegaze/post-metal outfit live, here is a string of things I wrote on Twitter that evening:

    At the time, Alcest were touring in support of Shelter, their fifth and arguably least conventionally metal record in their discography. The band is gearing up to release its follow-up, Kodama, in September, and it looks as though founding member Neige may be going back to his roots. Case in point: new track “Oiseaux De Proie”.

    Here, crashing, pounding drums and weaving, winding guitars collide for a very intense seven minutes — it’s easily the hardest, loudest we’ve heard from Alcest since, say, 2010’s superb Écailles de Lune. Neige himself even makes something of a rare screaming appearance, sending his heart-stopping howls out into the ether at the halfway mark.

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    Check it out above (via Noisey). Kodama arrives September 30th via Prophecy.

    Kodama Tracklist:
    01. Kodama
    02. Eclosion
    03. Je Suis D’ailleurs
    04. Untouched
    05. Oiseaux De Proie
    06. Onyx

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