Alcest don't get enough love. In their sophomore effort Ecailles De Lune, the French duo have crafted some of the most emotionally-infused yet emotionally-taxing post-rock I have ever had the privilege of experiencing. And their new album Les Voyages de L'âme, which dropped on January 6, doesn't disappoint, despite Alcest deciding reign in the black metal to but a meek point of nonexistence. You can feel its ghostly presence in Winterhalter's drumming on songs like "Beings of Light," but Les Voyages de L'âme is a decidedly placid and gorgeous listen. Some long time fans are turning up their noses, but as the French often say, "Les détesteurs détesteront."