Branching from modern alt-rock, electronic-shaped metalcore, and cinematic orchestral’s, Belgium’s Suasion is a rising name in the European metalcore scene and with the release of their highly anticipated “The Infinite” Album set for January 27th through Atomic Fire Records, I caught up with vocalist Steven Rassart to discuss this and all things Suasion.
In times when one could think that everything has already been heard before, Suasion comes up with a welcome innovation. Inspired by blockbusters like Interstellar and Dune, the band creates an atmospheric score-like ambiance that perfectly shows its face in the band’s strong visuals. Suasion’s music videos play an essential part in the band’s narrative and have already become a trademark in their overall aesthetic as the combination of all aspects that make Suasion what they are. “The Infinite” is a complex piece of work in which the music, lyrics, and videos match together to create a unique, full story that immerses people in one of our universes. Each song tells its own story inside the big narrative of the album, which continues in the band’s music videos that have become a trademark of the band’s integrity. Suasion’s “The Infinite” could make for a thrilling blockbuster score with its electronic elements, enchanting vibes, and film music approach. While “Astro” builds up on momentum, “Murphy’s Law,” feat. Florent Salfati of Landmvrks, is the song that reveals Suasion’s true face. Branching from industrial metal to modern metalcore, there are djenty riffs and catchy vocals dancing with tech core synthesizes – Resulting in a danceability similar to Electric Callboy’s music. Still, there’s always an essence of epicness that perfectly find its way into techy breaks and electronic sounds. Narrating a journey, “Murphy’s Law” picks up with the reason that is a misfortune, while “Infinite” draws attention to the goal of “The Infinite” concept. “The song is a message filled with hope and determination as we really want to shout the truth: if you want something, go get it.” This is where the proper story starts – a story with ups and downs like doubt and fear (“Transformation”) and challenges, found on the aggressive-sounding “Trapped“.
What ties all songs on “The Infinite” together is that they come with a bombastic approach and highly energizing guitar riffs in between eclectic electronic and orchestral elements. There’s a lot of modern rock music in “House of Cards”, while “Equilibrium” reveals heavy riffings and an alternative rock contrast. Surrounded by organized chaos, one can only wait for the end of the tunnel, which shows with “Naught” offering a peaceful orchestral ending to the album. “The Infinite” is an album that stands out in its scene thanks to Suasion’s futuristic sound and their approach of narrating a multidimensional story to its recipients.
SUASION is: Steven Rassart | Vocals Nicolas Pirlet | Guitar Julien Dejasse | Bass Virgile Degen | Drums