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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the French black metal/shoegaze duo of Neige and Winterhalter was inspired in part by Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke film.
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  • Record Label: Prophecy
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Heavy Metal, Black Metal, Shoegaze, Post-Metal
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Score distribution:
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  1. Kerrang!
    Oct 12, 2016
    100
    Kodama is one of 2016's most arresting releases. [15 Oct 2016, p.53]
  2. Oct 3, 2016
    90
    Continuing to dominate the fusing of musical styles he unintentionally started, the punchy yet gorgeous qualities of Kodama sees an impressive balance of contrasts, darker and more purposeful than Shelter while evolving triumphantly.
  3. 80
    This album has a cultural and stylistic appeal that has enormous identity, living up to Alcest's most sublime work.
  4. Oct 3, 2016
    70
    Alcest strive for balance once more here, and for the most part, they achieve it.
  5. Oct 3, 2016
    70
    The kinetic force that was missing on Shelter is a welcome (re)admission. Combined with the intense lyricism and dynamic contrasts, it makes for Alcest's most "complete" album since 2007's Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde.
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  1. May 17, 2017
    9
    A magical album, triumphant and majestic guitar work is the backbone of this themed album about Princess Mononoke from Studio Ghibli. I wasA magical album, triumphant and majestic guitar work is the backbone of this themed album about Princess Mononoke from Studio Ghibli. I was fortunate to see them perform in Live in Sydney. Begging for more already. Expand