Release date: 30 March 2013
Style: Depressive black metal, Neoclassical


6.8 | 36 votes


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6 want it

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Vaerohn - all instruments, vocals

Session musicians
José - saxophone, trumpet
Mireille - vocals
Léon la Grosse - accordion
Michel - recitals
George - recitals
Raymond - recitals

Additional info
Recorded and mixed at Studio de la Pipe.
Re-amped at Whitewasteland Studio.
Mastered at Drudenhaus Studio.

Staff review by

So Pensées Nocturnes marks the third act in my Big Top Three Ring Cirque du Metal Francais, brought to you by LADLO. If I butchered that, it's for my amigo Collin.

(Pours some 1664 or whatever else the French pass for beer on the ground.)

When I reviewed Way To End, one of LADLO's other recent releases, I referred to it as "carefully controlled chaos". It threatened to spin out of control at times, but never quite did.

published 16.05.2013 | Comments (12)

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Alex F - 09.09.2012 at 00:01  
Rating: 6 Can't wait for this
annodomini - 22.03.2013 at 16:05  
  Just wow. I mean wow!!!
Unhealer - 24.03.2013 at 02:28  
Rating: 7
Written by annodomini on 22.03.2013 at 16:05

Just wow. I mean wow!!!

Wow, I didn't know this was out already! Impressive.
Boxcar Willy - 31.03.2013 at 19:38  
Rating: 8 This is so creative and awesome and good and awesome and so good and creative.
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.04.2013 at 13:15  
  Decent stuff. I like the orchestral / circus-esque bits a lot but the vocals range from slightly annoying to patently retarded, and the song construction often veers into L'ordure à l'état pur-levels of incoherence. All in all I'm having more fun with the new Way To End that I am this but this certainly has its moments, though primarily when they're not playing metal.
Daggon - 14.04.2013 at 07:14  
Rating: 7 Beatutiful, amazing, wonderful, uncanny.
Words are not enough to express how much I've enjoyed this album.
"Nom d'une Pipe" will be for sure one of my "top ten" albums of this year without any doubt.
NocturnalStalker - 12.08.2013 at 17:38  
Rating: 8 This album is not easy to get into, as much as the previous works, but it can be a rewarding experience. I could compare Pensées Nocturnes with A Forest Of Stars, but, while Englishmen play black metal with avant-garde music layered above it, this French musical entity takes all its influences and puts them into one big melting pot. Whether you will find it to your liking or not is just a matter of your taste.
Karlabos - 14.02.2014 at 03:33  
Rating: 7 Looking for bands similar to A Forest of Stars I stumbled upon this. Actually I've heard about them zillions of times before but never really took the time to check.
It's decent, to say the least. But also seems a bit that the avant-garde is "too forced" into the music, I don't know...
For now it's a 7, but I'll hear it more carefully later.
PocketMetal - 08.03.2014 at 22:57  
  As a fan of avant-garde metal I found this simply not worth the effort , unlistenable even. yeah it's weird , and sadly not much else can be said about its qualities.
Ilham - 19.06.2014 at 14:05  
Rating: 5 It's a decent listen, but it sounds like they're trying too hard to sound weird. Sometimes the vocals sounded like Homer singing in the shower. Some parts sounded brilliant though. But I won't be coming back to it.
The French seem to be quite fond of their marching bands and 19th century popular orchestras nowadays, once could almost call it trendy to incorporate such elements in music. EZ3kiel does it much better, even if they evolve in a totally different style.

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