Published Nov 17, 2020After a five-year absence, Fuck the Facts return exactly where they left off with Pleine Noirceur. Further expanding on their appetite for all things heavy, Fuck the Facts's Pleine Noirceur is the band's most complete offering to date.
The album opens with arguably the best Fuck the Facts song of all time in "Doubt, Fear, Neglect" — a song with some of the heaviest riffs ever made by the band, balanced with melodic death metal passages throughout. For every blast beat offered on tracks like "Ailluers" and "Sans Lumiere," there are equally morose and plodding riffs in songs like "Aube" and "Everything I Love Is Ending." The whole album balances itself out in a way that keeps the listener from settling into predictable patterns of heavy music.
For an album based in extreme in music, there are some truly beautiful melodic moments to be found throughout. Whether it is melodic guitar solo on "Pleine Noirceur," the post-metal sections on "A Dying Light," or the impassioned screams on "Everything I Love Is Ending," there are plenty strong emotional moments, which are seldom found on a grindcore record.
Fuck the Facts's Pleine Noirceur is the most perfectly heavy record one could ask for. For a band that has been together for over 20 years, Fuck the Facts continue to make some of the most important heavy music around, and Pleine Noirceur is their finest achievement to date. (Noise Salvation)