Plebeian Grandstand - Woe Is Me

from by Bone Dance / Divider / Plebeian Grandstand



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Three bands, three different interpretations of hardcore/punk, two continents, one policy: Destroy.

BONE DANCE (Boise, Idaho, USA) doesn't want to be your friend. The nihilism you'll hear from these self-described "five loud dudes with shitty attitudes", playing their exceedingly raw brand of chaotic hardcore/sludge, will ring a bell whether you're into GAZA or KEN MODE, BOTCH or CURSED. Conceived with a colossal sense of brutality, yet never forsaking their punk ethos, "West" and "Conniver" will further consecrate this band as one to watch. Remember this goddamned name.

No matter how paradoxical it may seem, DIVIDER (Long Island, New York, USA) would prefer to unite rather than to divide. Uniting the sound of more modern filthy hardcore bands with a strong sense of punk emergency, these two tracks ("Gaia" & "Halios Geron" ) introduce Chris Tzompanakis behind the mic, best known for his work with the influential group SKYCAMEFALLING in the early 2000's. If you're into DEADGUY, THE POWER AND THE GLORY, or VISION OF DISORDER, you've found the perfect soundtrack for your next bare-knuckle boxing match.

As for PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND (Toulouse, France), if the shrapnel-laden assault that was "How Hate Is Hard To Define" had you asking for more, this time around there won't be any survivors left to beg for a rematch. If the explosion of screaming and distortion that is "Woe Is Me" isn't enough, then the hallucinatory "Woe Is You", with its NEUROSIS inspired, trance-like drums, and a throbbing bassline that builds to a crescendo which threatens to tip the richter scale, certainly will be. The first time I heard these tracks, I felt like ripping off my eyelids. And I won't be the one.


Trois groupes, trois différentes lectures du hardcore/punk poussé dans ses derniers retranchements, deux continents, une seule politique. Celle de la terre brûlée.

BONE DANCE (Boise, Idaho, USA) est pas tellement du genre à venir faire copain-copain. La dévotion qu'ont ces cinq bruyants branleurs à expédier leur hardcore/sludge du chaos le plus rugueusement possible trouvera écho aussi bien chez GAZA que chez KEN MODE, chez BOTCH que chez CURSED. Joués avec une brutalité aussi punk que massive, "West" et "Conniver" consacrent un peu plus le groupe comme le gros outsider du hardcore sale à la ricaine. Retiens ce putain de nom.

C'est paradoxal, convenons-en, mais plutôt que de diviser pour régner, DIVIDER (Long Island, New York, USA) préfère unir. Unir dans la crasse hardcore bordélique, urgence punk et hargne thrash/hardcore. Ces deux titres consacrent l'arrivée de Chris Tzompanakis derrière le micro, connu pour ses méfaits chez les cultissimes SKYCAMEFALLING à l'aube des années 2000. Leur hardcore vicieux et bestial trouvera preneur chez les nostalgiques de DEADGUY, THE POWER AND THE GLORY ou VISION OF DISORDER; la bande-son de tes séances de boxe à poings nus, en quelque sorte.

Quand à PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND (Toulouse, France), si le viol auditif à la limaille de fer qu'était "How Hate Is Hard To Define" avait fait hurler "encore" à certains, là c'est sûr, y'aura pas de survivants. Et même si le vomi de larsens et de saturation qu'est "Woe Is Me" ne suffit pas, l'hallucinatoire "Woe Is You" avec sa batterie tribale à la NEUROSIS, ses déflagrations black metal d'une intensité indécente et sa basse bannie à moins de 10000 kilomètres d'Haïti achèveront sans mal le boulot. La première fois que j'ai eu ces titres entre les mains, j'ai eu envie de m'arracher les paupières. Les cinquante fois suivantes aussi.


from Three​-​Way Split, released September 2, 2011


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