Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Feb 6, 2012
    Les Voyages De L'Ame will surely stand unchallenged as the most ineffably beautiful record of 2012. [21 Jan 2012, p.54]
  2. Jan 26, 2012
    Les Voyages De L'Âme is an excellent addition to the Alcest's already prodigious output, and it establishes itself early on as one of 2012's finest metal releases.
  3. Feb 24, 2012
    The music contains all of the trembling beauty fans have come to expect from Alcest, combined with a sense of vitality and wanderlust.
  4. Feb 2, 2012
    Les Voyages de l'Âme is a great record; self- defining and alluringly elusive.
  5. Jan 26, 2012
    It's the band's most mature work to date and perhaps the only one that feels like a true album.
  6. Jan 26, 2012
    Alcest's new record,Les Voyages de l'Âme is the best example yet of what it can do.
  7. Jan 26, 2012
    It is far from perfect yet could never possibly get there.
  8. Feb 15, 2012
    Here, when everything's as clear as it is on Les Voyages de l'Âme, he feels almost too exposed, and the big climaxes he's reaching for don't arrive. There's no denying the beauty, but it feels weirdly muted-- or perhaps just unsurprising.
  9. There's much to cherish here, but this isn't a complete effort.
  10. Jan 26, 2012
    There's a lot in here that brims with life but, somehow, it never quite unfolds.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 12, 2014
    An album that filled a need that I didn't realise I had. Sitting somewhere between my love of the likes of Sigur Ros and metal, this is a beautiful piece of work. Full Review »
  2. May 6, 2014
    This is simply one of the most beautiful and definitely best records I have heard in my life. It is great for anyone who loves still life by opeth. It is full of astonishing melodies, yet it reflects an extremely dark under current. It is just amazing. I highly suggest it. Full Review »
  3. Jan 23, 2013
    I hit this just by coincidence searching for best albums of year 2012. This is a really good listen for a metal fan. Great mix of various sub-genres. The only negative thing about is that I don't know French and cannot understand the lyrics. I wish I could find some English translation. Full Review »