Path Of Resistance- Who Dares Wins
Path Of Resistance is a Hardcore band from Syracuse, New York. This album was released by Victory Records in 1996. Path Of Resistance is a side project of Earth Crisis. Path Of Resistance is a band born out of tragedy. In 1996 Earth Crisis had a terrible van accident and drummer Dennis Merrick was unable to play for months. Wanting to continue their music and their message while their bandmate was healing, Path Of Resistance was conceived. They also called on the assistance of good friend D.J. Rose to round out the project's roster. I remember first hearing Path Of Resistance on one of the early Victory Style compilations that were always so excellent. I remember going back to the their track all the time because it was so much better than the other songs. They just had this energy and enthusiasm that was so contagious. The highlight on Who Dares Wins is the raw vocals from three different vocalists that sound like rabid dogs fighting for the microphones. The three vocalist assault is epic and feels like machine gun blasts are coming from every direction. This album is just so filled with anger and really pissed off sounding. I love how good the lyrics are on this record. They celebrate the straight edge scene with their lyrics. We have so many good dance parts here that I can imagine amazing circle parts when they have played live. Earth Crisis has a technical side to them for sure and Path Of Resistance has an almost primal side to them that is very unique to their music. We know how talented these guys are obviously but if you're expecting Earth Crisis part two you will be let down. We do have some parts that sound like Earth Crisis but Path Of Resistance is a very different sounding band. Good for them for sounding original because we already have a million bands that sound like Earth Crisis clones. Don't get me wrong because I do like bands like One King Down and Another Victim. This album is played fast and furious with some of the best vocal parts in hardcore history. This is really one of those perfect albums that once you hear it you never want to stop listening to it. The guitar playing on this record is top notch and I really feel like it brings the whole album together. This is one of my favorite hardcore records ever because I get the guys from Earth Crisis but Who Dares Wins doesn't really sound like Earth Crisis. Who Dares Wins just sounds like Path Of Resistance and what an amazing sound that is.
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