The 16th century was marked by the outbreak of the Plague (The Black Death). The city of Lille was hard hit and thus a footnote in history. Thankfully, for the city, the band MÃ–RSE hails from there because they’re likely to give it some extra street cred.
This is impressive hardcore punk and a good recording by Studio C&P.
I may not understand the lyrics but the music’s immediate and powerful, a ferocious rebellion that’s always moving forward but at different speed levels so as to be dynamic. ‘Sous Terre’ and ‘Le Bannissemente’ impressed me but ‘Pour Qui PrÃ©side Lâ€™effroi’ became one of the best songs of the year when stoner rock got thrown in the mix – not only is that a damn clever way for a breakdown but the song started that way too.
Sadly, there were only 3 songs but, hungry for more, and thanks to the internet, i found their demo track, ‘DÃ©tÃ©rioration Du Langage’, which extended my enjoyment by another 3 minutes.
The band recently toured Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium which means that their fans will be growing. It’s nice to be reminded that rebellion is everywhere and that not all the French are lovers:)
Hardcore stoner – that should be the future MÃ–RSE, the way for them to stand out from the pack.
Here’s that demo from 2011:
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