Resistance (BEL) - To Judge And Enslave
January 2012

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.

Or maybe think Aborted meets better songwriting.

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"


Written on 28.05.2012 by
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Mr. Doctor - 28.05.2012 at 10:59  
Definitely going to check this band out (as I did't even know about Thryce writing a review for them). Seems cool.

Nice short review.
Zealot644 - 28.05.2012 at 14:33  

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)
Baz Anderson - 28.05.2012 at 15:01  
I love Aborted and I love Benighted, so I listened to a couple of these songs. They don't sound anywhere near as comprehensive as these bands to me, but still alright.
Malignar - 28.05.2012 at 16:28  
Pretty good stuff, although it's no where near as good as the latest release from Benighted and Aborted. Kinda slow and simple compared to those bands which isn't good.

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