Alcest - Kodama album review
Fascinating mix of East and West positions the French duo Alcest at prog’s forefront.
There are times on Kodama when you get so lost in the musical miasma that it seems you’ve entered another universe, such is the compelling way in which Alcest have created sounds that envelop and beguile. On their fifth album, the French band pull in influences from Japanese quarters to augment European symphonic and black metal touches. In many respects, it’s easy to suggest that Alcest have encompassed everything they’ve done before, while expanding on the base.