Subject: 5: Pensées Nocturnes - Douce Fange From: .jh Date: 2022-12-21T13:27:00Z Tags: music blog best\ of best\ of\ 2022 Pensées\ Nocturnes Douce\ Fange 2022 ![Douce Fange](/gfx/991411.jpg) I've always had soft-spot for very weird out of the box blackmetal, things that have the essence of blackmetal but where the music doesn't always display that. I remember Arcturus' _La Masquerade Infernale_ which coming from an established blackmetal band all of a sudden opened the door to fairly avant-guard interpretations. So this year when I stumbled upon Pensées Nocturnes it immediately hit many of those sweet spots. Strange avant-guard compositions, weird old-timey instruments, compositions blending jazz, tango, and classical pieces but then just slathering it over with thick grotesque blackmetal vocals. It was just too much to pass up; and it's a astounding album, from start to finish it blends the aforementioned styles and just swirls it in disgusting raw blackmetal providing a perverted disgusting end product. This is certainly not for the faint of heart or for purists of any genre, but if you're adventurous this is certainly a ride worth taking. [Pensées Nocturnes on Encyclopaedia Metallum]( ---