Plebeian Grandstand – Rien Ne Suffit

[Reviewed by: Iaha Crax]

Showing no servitude to any of the extreme genres, Plebeian Grandstand extracts its ferocious sound out of a trans-agressive synthesis of primeval noise and rock blend. They seem to be driven by a radical nihilistic force which transforms the musical approach into a weapon of revolutionary engaged poetry, calling to a war against sufficiency and demagogic correctness.

“Rien Ne Suffit” plays heavily on a savage demonetization of the ideological and romantic extreme metal music and openly provokes the post-metal affectation and infatuation, offering instead the immanent sound of confusion and crisis that the modern inhabitant of the flesh hopelessly tries to sweeten in a constant mindfulness self-deception.

The French project matured greatly over the last 10 years of playing and released “Rien Ne Suffit” in 2021 via Debemur Morti. As metal scene has evolved, so have they challenged every time the hieratical discourse and merged their own style with the everyday reflections upon existence. This exercise in disobedience both musically and morally has been transferred into an authentic figure of extreme music. References to other projects could be of a great number and diversity, incongruity as well (Deathspell Omega, Anaal Natrakh, Mysticum, old Kataklysm, Mayhem, Strom.Ec, Elend), music that engulfs the feeble mind into a maelstrom of polarized multifold enormities in terms of melody, timbres, pitches. “Rien Ne Suffit” reveals instantaneously the meaning of our one life experience to seek for our way in a sky without light, as their literary counterpart, the author Céline renders it: Notre vie est un voyage / Dans l’Hiver et dans la Nuit / Nous cherchons notre passage / Dans le Ciel où rien ne luit .

Plebeian GrandstandRien Ne Suffit
Debemur Morti, DMP0212
CD/LP/Digital 2021

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