"RISE FROM TREASON"
EARMUSIC / ARMOURY RECORDS
Holy F'n Shit! I was totally blown away by THE RESISTANCE right from the start. These
guys are an amazingly perfect example of everything I love about extreme music. First off,
the band hails from Gothenburg & Stockholm, Sweden, one of the countries to birth so many
extremely great Metal bands ever. It's as if there is something in the water and every years
another new band is born and explodes onto the scene. Secondly they play a very cool blend
of some of the best styles of extreme music ever. Their foundation for the band is old school
Swedish Death Metal music, exactly what was pouring out of the late 80's and early 90's.
They add in some classic Thrash / Speed Metal elements to add some flare to their sound and
it's all backed by some crushing Hardcore grooved out arrangements. The vocals are done
in that style of Metal that sounds like Thrash smashing head on into Death Metal, where it
has the Death Metal growls, but the kind you can understand. Some of the vocals are done in
a Hardcore chant or sing along style. These guys are one of the best bands I have ever heard
and have definitely become one of my all time favorite bands. If there were ever a perfect
example of the Swedish underground Metal scene is about, THE RESISTANCE is it. The
only thing that sucked was this was only 4 tracks, but luckily they just put out another
album and I just got it, which will be review shortly. I highly encourage everyone to add this
band to their collection! Simply and truly amazing!!!