Pensees Nocturnes - Grotesque (CD)

Pensees Nocturnes - Grotesque (CD)

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Inspired French avant-garde black metal.

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Track listing

  1. Vulgum Pecus
  2. Paria
  3. Rahu
  4. Eros
  5. Monosis
  6. Hel
  7. Thokk
  8. Suivant

Review

One moment it's ultra-bombastic neoclassical music, while turning towards jazzy blues the next moment, only to be consumed by ferocious black metal. Suddenly it sounds like the circus has come to town, and with the blink of an eye all circus animals and workers were brutally hacked to pieces by a dozen of escaped mental patients. I know all of this sounds incredibly artsy fartsy, like all I'm doing is writing metaphor after metaphor, but I just can't help it; it's what Grotesque feels like. There are so many layers of music crammed into the sound it should've been impossible to make it sound as coherent as it actually does. It's agonizing, romantic, sophisticated and schizophrenic all at the same time. I don't know what inner demons Vaerohn is battling, but as long as he keeps releasing albums like this I hope he'll never be victorious. I've said it before and I'll say it again; a true masterpiece. - 5/5