Can a band deliver a death blow with heart-rending post black metal and still have a dreamlike, ethereal and almost introverted quality? Have a listen to Alcest before you answer this question. The French band of frontman Neige centres around the man’s youth in which he dreamt of a parallel world full of light that simultaneously evoked melancholy and wonder. Twenty years later these feelings are as vibrantly alive as ever. More even, Neige has succeeded in channelling them into this music and thus sharing them with the world at large.