14:31 - Joe Zombie Doesn't he have his other death metal band? Purgatory Afterglow is the definitive EoS in my eyes. Or ears.
14:25 - High RedOctober Crimson topped purgatory afterglow. I must say I want some new swano work with harsh vocals preferably blackish :3
14:23 - Marcel Hubregtse I didn't even find any killer moments on Crimson 2. Hence mediocre at best.
14:15 - Zaphod Crimson 2 had some killer moments, but it just pales in comparison to Crimson.
14:15 - Joe Zombie Not sure if I'd care for a new EoS album, as much as I love the band. The stuff Dan is doing now is good. The last Nightingale album was awesome. He'll never top Purgatory Afterglow.
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)