Faction-S - Noyau Dur
After their sick demo from early last year (which got an even sicker release on 12" at the end of 2019 through Combate Brutal), Paris' own negative Oi! formation Faction-S is back with an all new EP for Primator Crew! Entitled "Noyau Dur", the band - featuring members of Outreau, Tchernobyl, Lion's Law and more, kicks out three new tracks of despair, topping their demo in every way possible!
Released on 7" vinyl, the front cover is a fairly simple black and white photo. Yet that killer, significant artwork that Faction-S' drummer Tonio delivered for the band's demo (on both the cassette and 12" version) is featured on the back-cover, lyric sheet, the lable on the B-side and the free sticker that is included with this release. Sure, in the end it's the music that counts, but artwork like this really is the cherry on top.
But luckily the music is pure fire as well! As I already wrote, these three new recordings - produced and mixed by Maxime Smadja this time around - top their demo in every way possible. The sound is stronger than ever before, the pace rips, the melodies kill and the music is just vile aggression from start to finish! Title-track "Noyau Dur", "Tous Complices", "Vivre Et Mourir" - I could listen to this EP all day long!
Therefor the fact that the EP 'just' includes three tracks is the only 'dissapointment' I can think of. Other than that this record is fairly brilliant and I personally can't wait for their next release on Rebellion Records! For now, get "Noyau Dur" on Primator Crew - must-have!