Alove For Enemies - Resistance

Published Monday 31st July 2006
Alove For Enemies - Resistance
Alove For Enemies - Resistance

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 18886-10675
LABEL: Facedown FCD53

Reviewed by Greg Sammons

Some hard music followers have accused the band of lazily moving into the metalcore sub-genre that is all the rage at the moment with this album, yet for me they are well and truly still in hardcore territory - New York style I might add. Sure, their metal-influenced brand of hardcore does allow metal purists a look into a band that has and always will be attached to the hardcore scene, but that's as far as it goes. You only need to look at the lyrics and themes they deal with to see where they're at - coming to terms with the loss of camaraderie in the scene whilst fighting the temptations that befall them. There is a higher level of maturity shown here, musically, lyrically, vocally and spiritually. Production-wise, this is a great step-up from their last two releases, enlisting the help of Dean Baltulonis (Most Precious Blood, Sick Of It All). This is heavy and crunching stuff that makes you wanna get up and flail your arms and legs around like an idiot. Once you've calmed down a bit you may think that it's all been done before. But with cuts as finely executed as the title track and "Rise Of The Phoenix" who really cares?

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Reader Comments

Posted by blair @ 20:20 on Aug 1 2007

yeah my kind music is noramlly like p.o.d but recently i started usein purevolume and got into loads of christain bands on there so i got a demon hunter album. then i saw alfe and now i cant wait for money to go get resistance is sounds so insane!!!

Posted by Z^ in MA @ 03:20 on Jul 26 2007

so this album is pretty much about the movie Equilibrium, huh?

Posted by raign in ohio @ 00:15 on Sep 5 2006

i luv this cd its soo awesome!!!

Posted by raign in ohio @ 00:14 on Sep 5 2006

i luv this cd its soo awesome!!!

Posted by Holger in Braunschweig/ Germany @ 11:37 on Sep 3 2006

fine album with a lot of great melodies, but the sound could have been made more hard-hitting. defininatly a step forward compared to their older records..

Posted by Jason in Ruth's HOuse @ 10:18 on Jul 1 2006

This album is going to be one of the most kick ass hardcore christian albums of the year. ALFE are just the best when it comes to breakdowns and general hardcore. Its sweet.

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