12:43 - Zaphod Well, any other country than my own would be an amazing opportunity if I ever decide to start a band, I was just giving it as an example because that's where Jari's from.
12:39 - Redn1ght Zap, Finland isn't that great apparently for touring bands.. (They seem to avoid it like a plague tormented country...)
12:31 - Zaphod Yeah, the comments on that guy's long post are also pretty entertaining.
12:30 - MelancholiaC Just curious, if he indeed turns his fanbase into a charity service, how is that any more ethically honest than "those greedy bloodsucking record companies"? (and I doubt Nuclear Blast can really be called one...)
12:26 - MelancholiaC I see that in the fb comments one guy in particular has called him out on it in a long response. Most people just want to throw their money at him through paypal...
12:20 - Zaphod The fact that I saw him live in my own country (Belgium) says enough. If I ever get a chance to tour Europe and play in Finland with my non-existent band I'll already have achieved more than I could ever hope for.
01. The Descent 02. Make Believe Savior 03. Hordes Of The Damned 04. Oblivious 05. E.N.S.L.A.V.E.D. 06. Nihil 07. Traitor 08. Brutalized 09. Pointless Desire 10. Clench Your Fist At God
When prepping for this you should do two things: 1. Bubble wrap your shit and 2. put that neck brace your doctor gave you after that golfing accident on. We've got the most convulsive movements-inducing brutal tunes of 2012 so far on our hands here. That's just an objective fact.
Resistance are a Belgian, deathcoreish death metal outfit that you've all forgotten about. Even after Thryce's awesome review of their last album from a couple years ago. And shame on everyone for that. These guys are better at what they do than a large chunk of modern death acts. Think Benighted meets a stack of waffles, a slightly higher GDP, and deathcore. Don't mean breakdown + breakdown + tortured pig vox + breakdown deathcore either, I mean stomp around and flail your arms because it's brutal deathcore. The good kind.
There are some weak tracks here to be sure, and the endless, clicky-sounding double bass work gets pretty annoying after a while. A little more speed occasionally would have been nice too. But in the end, it's a good example of modern death metal/deathcore blending done properly. So cheers to this thing.
Stand-out tracks: "Traitor", "Nihil", and "Make Believe Savior"
Sounds like a nice combination of a number of bands. One of the first things that comes to mind if I were to describe this band's sound: It's a bit like Behemoth with some deathcore and thrash influences. (Behemoth stuff really comes in at 2:40 past)