Exclusive Premiere: Plebeian Grandstand, False Highs, True Lows
It wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke two years ago when we hailed Lowgazers, the sophomore album by black mathcore crew Plebeian Grandstand. A candidly sick mess of pressure, noise, and pain, Lowgazers however sets up a gamble for PG’s next step: might their formula near infinity and decay, or will the album’s follow-up be greater in effect, not just amount?
The answer is here today: MetalSucks brings you all of False Highs, True Lows below. On FHTL, the Toulousian quartet is even more discordant, atmospheric, and prone to timely detours into doom. Still, their both-eyebrows-raised drum performances and yak-attack vocals are more magnanimous than you’d think: There’s no barrier before the desolate, sad beauty of this intimidating music.