Review: Alove for Enemies - Resistance
- Artist: Alove for Enemies
- Album: Resistance
- Record label: Facedown Records
- Release date: 2007
- Track listing:
- "The Resistance"
- "Tread on My Dreams"
- "Hall of Mirrors"
- "Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven"
- "Call It Faith"
- "Rise of the Phoenix"
- "Not Without Incident"
- "Welcome to the Underground"
- "Emotion Is Chaos"
- "Will of Faith"
The album obviously starts out with the song, "The Resistance". The song has an awesome breakdown! The song definitely falls in the Metalcore genre. "This is the battle cry, this is a raging war!"
"Tread on My Dreams" starts out with a amazing drum fill. Simply spectacular that intro. The song has that punk rock beat for most the song, but it's not like your typical punk rock beat. The breakdown on this song is pretty good too!
"Hall of Mirrors" is one of the first songs I heard by AFE. It kinda sounds like Haste the Day in hindsight. In the middle of the song, the amazing double bass pedal and melodic guitars come in, and it totally sounds like HTD. Then, of course comes the breakdown. I like breakdowns just slightly less than my solos, but that was a great breakdown.
"Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven" is the weirdest song title I've heard in awhile. I'm not sure I yet understand it, but I certainly understand the lyrics. "Anger, fills my veins!" as shouted by Vocalist Erich Barto. I feel a breakdown coming soon... And there it is! Not really one of their other breakdowns, but ok.
"Call It Faith" has the same feel as "Hall of Mirrors". Still with that HTD feel to it. "You are the real betrayers! You are the real sellouts! Walk around with your head held high!" This song has more of a sludgecore breakdown in my opinion.
"EC-10" is a great song. The slow until the two minutes mark, but I still think it's a good song. Especially when there is no singing, and the guitars are playing a slow melodic sound and the toms are just rolling. It just sounds like a Melodic hardcore part.
"Rise of the Phoenix" is the first song I ever heard by AFE. And definitely my favorite. "Jesus set me free! From my blasphemy!" Is just a great line. "Someone set me free! From my misery!" Is another great line. And now a breakdown from our sponsors. (Jk, I don't have sponsors, wink wink)
"Not Without Incident" has another great drum fill intro. Drummer Andy Amato does not bore you with this release. Definitely a Metalcore feel for this song. And really this album. It's definitely some of the best Metalcore I've heard.
"Welcome to the Underground" is another great song. It's not really Metalcore for once! It's more like Metal with little bits of Hardcore. Like Living Sacrifice style (think Reborn era), who basically wrote the book on Metalcore. Amazing drumming and guitar work! Guitaring? Is that a term?
"Emotion is Chaos" is an instrumental track performed by Brato. Who apparently plays guitar as well. I have not heard his other project called Emissary, but I would bet that it is something along these lines.
And finally, "Will of Faith". It sounds a lot like the rest of the songs with their hardcore beats. This song is definitely Metalcore by all means.
Sounds Like: Haste the Day, Living Sacrifice
- Erich Brato - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
- Luke Anthony - Bass, Backing Vocals
- Matt Addeo - Guitar
- Dan Valentino - Guitar
- Jonathan Hernandez - Drums
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