Fuck the Facts
Amer


4.0
excellent

Review

by Simon Harris (SCREAM!) USER (56 Reviews)
April 17th, 2014 | 8 replies | 667 views


Release Date: 06/18/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: It's noisey. It's melodic. It's fast. It's slow. It's everything you could want from grindcore and more; all in under 17 minutes.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

What makes a band like Fuck the Facts so interesting to listen to is that they have consistently had the ability to play grindcore in some of the least grindcore ways possible. They skirt the line, using just enough of the classic genre stereotypes to cement themselves within the genre, yet throwing enough outside influence to always have you second guessing where they might be heading. You could almost call them progressive grindcore if that wasn’t such a pretentious and ungrindcore sounding term.

The Amer EP is no different. The band mostly sticks to the typical, lightning-fast pace of grindcore but fuse it with slower, almost doomy passages, as showcased right from the start on "Une triste vue", and all sorts of other metallic nuances. They do all this while keeping the essence of the genre in mind at all times – intensity. Even during the melodic break that is "A Void", that same intensity can be felt in the powerful vocal performance of Marc Bourgon although it is almost absent for the music itself.

Even though the band’s lineup may have changed repeatedly during their span of existence, founding member and guitarist, Topon Das, has clearly kept a fine eye on the band’s direction and progress as they manage to sound like a band that has been playing together for ages. Vocalists Melanie Mongeon and Marc Bourgon trade off quick vocal segments that compliment the frenetic music while the instruments weave in and out of each other taking turns at being the leaders of the chaos beneath. Whether it be the opening drum fill that kicks off the album, the melodic shredding that overtakes "Vent du nord" or the groovy rhythms of "L’enclume et le marteau", each member is utilised to breaking point on this short 16 minute EP.

The album ends just as you’d expect, with an unexpected melodic track on steroids (I won’t ruin the surprise any more than that), serving as an effective comedown to the intensity that preceded, whilst totally fitting in with the mood of the EP and reminding the listener one last time that Fuck the Facts are truly an unpredictable force in the genre. If there is one sure fire thing that can be said about these guys, it’s that they are unlikely to disappoint.



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SCREAM!
April 17th 2014



9979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Look guys I wrote a review

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
April 17th 2014



12091 Comments


sweet

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CaptainDooRight
April 17th 2014



28355 Comments


i like the bands name and all and i don't give s hit about facts either

but aren't like 'real' facts kinda important tho

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SCREAM!
April 17th 2014



9979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Check em out cap'n! well worth the 16 minutes

https://fuckthefacts.bandcamp.com/

paradox1216
April 17th 2014



434 Comments


been meaning to listen to these guys, goin on the wishlist

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PuddlesPuddles
April 17th 2014



4767 Comments


Fun fact: there is no such thing as a fact.

johnnyblaze
April 18th 2014



2596 Comments


nice dude. saw these guys live a year or so ago and thought they were solid. m/

SCREAM!
April 18th 2014



9979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks man! Saw them live this past Saturday and they were def solid. Great show



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