By Liam Menzies (@blinkclyro)
Hailing from the mystic land of the ice and snow, most commonly known as the West Midlands, Resolute mark a shift that’s become more apparent in music as of late which is a move towards incorporating other genres in order to revive the carcuses. With other genres starting to stagnate, no name calling here, the intensity that makes up the backbone of the band’s first demo release Walk With Me isn’t so much obvious but “punch you in the face” apparent and a refreshing act of violence at that.
Opening up with a lone, gargantuan guitar, the “silence”, or what we can call a quiet moment in this song, is broken by up an eruptious roar of the track’s title by the band’s temporary vocalist but permanent guitarist Gaz Southall. A barrage of gang vocals, which, as the name implies, incorporates bassist Oliver Butler and drummer Tom Birch with the help of a megaphone, giving the song a tinge of Enter Shikari with its rallying cry about dreams, backed up with pure brutality.
This mix of metal-core and post-hardcore, while not brand spanking new, is an easy recommendation to anyone with even a faint interest in other bands of this kind of nature, most notably Code Orange. While only a hint of what’s to come, the thoughts of Resolute managing to further improve on this demo is both scary and tantalising: we’ll let you decide which one outweighs the other.