Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Resistance

Here it is, The Resistance’s debut “Scars,” from the two former guitarists from In Flames (Jesper S. and Glen L.), ex The Haunted screamer Marco A. and Chris B (ex Kaamos, Repugnant, etc.). The band focuses on to-the-point death metal. The songs generally stay between 2 and 4 minutes, and go for thick, simple death metal riffs and uptempo energy, very much made for banging heads. In select places, snippets of melody show up, though not too prominently. Instead, the galloping riffs, the expert drumming and the growling-shouting drive these numbers. Surprisingly simple! It’s a pleasant surprise that these folks got it together for a good debut. In the guitar work the listener may detect the Stockholm-style death metal guitar tone and effectiveness of simplicity. A fun, solid album that should prove remarkably interesting for those that have been wondering what these four gentlemen have been doing since their departure or breakups of their more famous bands.

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