Tuesday 21 July 2015


GenresPunk / Hardcore / Crust / Thrash / Screamo / Skramz / Post Hardcore
Related artistsDaïtroGéraniüm, Black Code and Human Compost.
Country: Besançon FRANCE
Years Active2014-present
Song: "L'Amour Au Temps De La Peste"
Album: "Demo"
Year: 2015
Label(s): Deaf Death Husky Records
This post's artist is from the July 2015 Mix. This is track #2.
You can download: the June Mix#7 right here or get the new July 2015 Mix#8 here.
For fans ofDaïtro, CaustEcorche, Jungbluth, Funeral Diner (aka Eight), Mihai Edsrich, Suffocate For Fuck Sake, Vi Som Älskade Varandra Sa Mycket, Zann, Sed Non Satiata, Buried Inside and His Hero Is Gone aka PROPER SCREAMO.

POTENCE had me at "Daïtro vocalist". No one mentioned, however, that this band is much thicker, darker and heavier than Daïtro. Think along the same lines but angry, urgent and violent. POTENCE is crunchy but not in an overproduced way, as if anything this is a little underproduced. The songs are generally thick and sludgy with additional speed added by the drummer. There are sections of mildly slower, melodic stuff that makes the occasional appearance (such as during "Le Discours De Ta Méthode" at 40 seconds in) but this is definitely a crust/hardcore band.

"L'Amour Au Temps De La Peste" is my personal favourite as it starts with lulling guitars that hover like a cloud for 30 seconds until the vocals rain down along with those extra few notes of "bow-oo-ow-oo-ahhh". The ultimate is the Mihai Edsrich/Suffocate For Fuck Sake driven injection that starts at 1:04 with some entrancing guitar chords that lead back into the headbanging chorus. It gets me every time. "Aimer, Mourir Jeune et Faire Un Beau Cadavre" is another killer track that boasts some sweet guitar work spliced between heavy bouts of raw, sludgy chugging.

I assume they are gearing up for a new record sometime soon and I'm psyched beyond belief. Best demo of 2015? Probably.



2015 - Demo cassetteEP (stream/donate/download here)


(2015) POTENCE - "L'Amour Au Temps De La Peste" (from 'Demo')

(2015) POTENCE - "Le Discours De Ta Méthode" (from 'Demo')

(2015) POTENCE - "Aimer, Mourir Jeune et Faire Un Beau Cadavre" (from 'Demo')


POTENCE additional links


1 comment:

  1. Full record streaming! http://www.idioteq.com/crusty-screamo-act-potence-streaming-new-record-lamour-au-temps-de-la-peste/