Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The RESISTANCE: "Rise From Treason"

Rating: EP
Label: Edel/ear-music 2013
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

The Resistance are a new band but in reality the all-star extreme metal project from Sweden consisting of vocalist Marco Aro (The Haunted, Face Down), the former IN FLAMES guitarists: Jesper Strömblad and Glenn Ljungström, and Chris Barkensjö on drums. The debut four track EP is merely a taster of things to come (full lenght album due in May). It's straight ahead, uncompromising, Stockholm syndrome metal with the (melodic) death of Gothenburg (Göteborrrrrg!!!). Jocke Skog recorded drums and vocals and mixed the onslaught(er) of "My Fire", "Face To Face", "Rise From Treason", and "Slugger".

The EP kicks like a mule to the head and the energy as well as volume is cranked up to ten. But, considering the age of the musicians and their vast experience. I'll have to point out that some of the lyrics are basically utter crap. "My Fire" and "Slugger", make sense with their sheer angriness and blunt message. The title track, beyond belief with lines such as and I quote, "a mouthfull full of puss and cum". Not to mention all the piss, shit, fuck, etc. Are we a bunch of early teenagers? Nah, that's an insult to all the teens. Good music though.

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