Black metal has seen more than its share of weirdos. It’s a genre that seems to attract idiosyncratic loners, especially since Varg proved back in the 90s that you really don’t need more than one person in the band. The French cabaret black metal act Pensées Nocturnes consists entirely of the single-monitored Vaerohn. And to his credit, it doesn’t just sound like one dude with a keyboard. His fourth album, Nom d’une Pipe, embraces the macabre in Grand Guignol style. In addition to blast beats and shrieks, keep your ears peeled for bass, accordion, trumpet, horn, tuba, saxophone, English horn, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, piano, flute, trombone, violin, and cello. Possibly the kitchen sink, too, but that would just be obvious. Enjoy the full album below for a limited time!
***Nom d’une Pipe is available now from LADLO Productions. Get it here