Pensées Nocturnes - Nom D'une Pipe!

6.8 | 35 votes |
Release date: 30 March 2013
Style: Depressive black metal, Neoclassical


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01. Il A Mangé Le Soleil
02. Le Marionnettiste
03. Les Hommes A La Moustache
04. Le Berger
05. La Chimère
06. L'Androgyne
07. La Sirène
08. Le Choeur Des Valseurs
09. Bonne Bière Et Bonne Chère

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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09.09.2012 - 00:01
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Can't wait for this
22.03.2013 - 16:05
Just wow. I mean wow!!!
there is nothing left to die for...
24.03.2013 - 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.
31.03.2013 - 19:38
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
This is so creative and awesome and good and awesome and so good and creative.
Checkout my band here!
02.04.2013 - 13:15
Account deleted
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.
14.04.2013 - 07:14
Rating: 7
Underpaid M.D.
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.
"Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"
12.08.2013 - 17:38
Rating: 8
Metal Addict
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.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
14.02.2014 - 03:33
Rating: 7
Weirdo of MS
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.
08.03.2014 - 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.
19.06.2014 - 14:05
Rating: 5
Giant robot
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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