Alcest are an anomaly.
The one-time black metallers have drifted into dark gaze over the last few albums, and their music provides a surreal escape from normal metal fare. They deliver spectral soundscapes that are captivating through and through.
Alcest have announced their sixth studio album, Spiritual Instinct, which will be released on October 25 via Nuclear Blast. They have also released the music video for the first single, “Protection.”
Frontman Neige comments:
“Protection” is the first track I wrote for Spiritual Instinct. It’s probably one of our most heavy, spontaneous songs. It is about inner conflict, the tension between the spiritual and darker sides of a person, facing your own anguishes in order to embrace them and then fight them. Like the other tracks on the album, writing it was a very cathartic, healing process for me.
Watch a music video for “Protection” below, an pre-order Spiritual Instinct here!