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Resistance

(Ypsilanti, Michigan)

Resistance

SELF RELEASED

Records September/ October 2014

KICK*ASS*METAL RATING

100 OUT OF 100 BURNING FLYING V’S

TIMELESS MASTERPIECE

RECORDED SEPTEMBER /OCTOBER 2014

TOP 100 HARD ROCK/ HEAVY METAL ALBUMS OF 2014

TOP 150 HARD ROCK/ HEAVY METAL ALBUMS OF ALL-TIME

(Criteria 1980’s Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal, traditional vocals and traditional guitar playing, stellar song-writing and World-Class Musicianship)

 

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THE IMMORTALS OF METAL ON THIS HARD ROCK / HEAVY METAL CLASSIC ARE

 

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Lisa Stephens * World-Class Vocalist

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Billy Gray * World-Class Guitarist

HEAVY METAL LEGEND IN 2 CENTURIES 20TH AND 21ST

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Jeff Sneary * World-Class Bassist

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Joe Spaly * World-Class Drummer

 

If you live in the Tri-state area of Michigan only a handful of bands could be considered Vocal/ Guitar/ Bass/ Drum Clinics. Even if your classically trained, as a musician one of the best ways to improve showmanship, song-writing, and musicianship is attending the best concerts from the best World-Class Bands from all-over the globe. In Michigan there is Resistance, Bloodline Riot, Coven13, Halloween, and In Ohio there is Destructor, and all the bands on Auburn Records, In Canada there is Cauldron, hard rock band with heavy metal attitudes. Tons of World-Class Bands all over the globe, you just have to dig based on your personal taste and nothing else.

Ladies want to learn how to sing, attend a Resistance Concert and sing along, you will become awesome no time flat, Lisa Stephens is a highly original hard rock / heavy metal vocalist.  Her influences are obvious, but all emotions and commentary and charisma are Lisa Stephens.

Guitarist/ bassist / drummers. A Resistance concert is a guitar clinic, bar none professor Billy Gray, he has a Masters of Metal and is a MASTER OF METAL, showing you how it is done.

While Resistance sounds loud and proud on this CD. I have to say for the record, on stage the bands really excels, and there concerts are some of the most memorable no matter if you attended 30, 300 or 3000 thousand concerts in your life-time.

I wanted to say Resistance gets coverage in KICK*ASS*METAL because we base our coverage on either World-Class Vocalist and Top-Notch Guitar Players. IT RULES WHEN FOUR OF THE BEST MUSICIANS IN are in the same band.

And Resistance is the REAL DEAL, perfect in every way. Resistance features World-Class Vocalist Lisa Stephens. Guitar Hero Billy Gray, and THE KICK*ASS and BAD*ASS rhythm section of Jeff Sneary – Bass & Joe Spaly – Drums.

Honestly I will do another record review of this CD without the reference to Billy Gray appearing on 3 of the Greatest Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal Albums to Own. But I like to do in-depth record reviews, either in terms of song-writing or part of World-Class Heavy Metal History. This album Resistance “Resistance” is a BAD*ASS and KICK*ASS hard rock / heavy metal album, and a classic in its own right.

In 1990 Billy Gray appeared on one of the greatest Demo’s of all-time. Halloween “Vicious Demo” (c) (p) 1990 in 2001 it was pressed as Bonus tracks to THE ALL-TIME CLASSIC Halloween “No One Gets Out” from the GODLY record label Molten Metal which was ran by JB Meadstead. Molten Metal Records

 

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In 2013 Pure Metal Records releases half of the songs from the Halloween “Vicious Demo” as bonus tracks on the ALL-TIME HEAVY METAL CLASSIC Halloween “Don’t Metal With Evil”

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In September / October 2014 Resistance enters the Studio and unleashed on Planet Metal one of the Greatest Hard Rock / Heavy Metal albums of the 21st century.

 

This CD is MORE THAN ESSENTIAL and I would love to see it repressed every couple of years.

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ABATTOIR * VICIOUS ATACK

ACID * MANIAC

AGENT STEEL * SCEPTICS APOCALYSPE

ANGEL DUST * INTO THE DARKPAST

ANTHRAX *  FISTFUL OF METAL

ANNIHILATOR * ALICE IN HELL

ANVIL * FORGED IN FIRE

ANVIL CHORUS * THOUGHT CRIMES

ANVIL CHORUS * THOUGHT CRIMES

ARTILLERY * FEAR OF TOMORROW

ARTILLERY * TERROR SQUAD

ARTILLERY * BY INHERITANCE

ATHIEST * PIECE OF TIME

ATHIEST * UNQUESTIONABLE PRESENCE

ATTACKER * BATTLE AT HELMS DEEP

ATTACKER * THE SECOND COMING

BATHORY * BATHORY

BATHORY * THE RETURN

BLACK SABBATH * MOB RULES

BLESSED DEATH * KILL OR BE KILLER

BLIND ILLUSION * THE SANE ASYLUM

CANDLEMASS * EPICIUS DOOMICUS METALLICUS

CANDLEMASS * NIGHTFALL

CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY * IT’S TIME TO FACE THE DOOMSDAY

CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY * FUTURE DECAY

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF * EVOLUTION

COVEN* WITCHCRAFT REAPS MINDS AND DESTROYS SOULS

COVEN * JIX

COVEN13 * WORSHIP NEW GODS

COVEN13* DESTINY OF THE GODS

CRUCIFICED BARBARA * IN DISTORTION WE TRUST

CRUCIFIED BARBARA * ‘TIL DEATH DO US PARTY

CRUCIFIED BARBARA * THE MIDNIGHT CHASE

CRUCIFIED BARBARA * IN THE RED

DARK ANGEL * DARKNESS DESCENDS

DARK ANGEL * LEAVE SCARS

DEAF DEALER * KEEPER OF THE FLAME

DEAF DEALER * JOURNEY INTO FEAR

DEATH * SPIRITUAL HEALING

DEATH * HUMAN

DEATH * INDIVIDUAL THOUGHT PATTERNS

DEATH * SYMBOLIC

DEATH ANGEL * ACT III

DEATHSTRIKE * FUCKING’ DEATH

DESTRUCTION * SENTECE OF DEATH

DESTRUCTION * INFERNAL OVERKILL

DESTRUCTOR * MAXIMUM DESTRUCTION

DEEP SWITCH * NINE INCHES OF GOD

DISCHARGE * HEAR NOTHING, SEE NOTHING, SAY NOTHING

DOCTOR BUTCHER * DOCTOR BUTCHER

DREAM DEATH * JOURNEY INTO FEAR

EXCITER * HEAVY METAL MANIAC

EXCITER * VIOLENCE AND FORCE

EXHORDER * SLAUGHTER IN THE VATICAN

EXODUS * A LESSON IN VIOLENCE * 1984 ADVANCE ALBUM CASSETTE

EXODUS * BONDED BY BLOOD

EXODUS * ULTIMATE REVENGE * VHS / DVD, WITH SLAYER AND VENOM

EXODUS * PLEASURES OF THE FLESH

EXODUS * A LESSON IN VIOLENCE * 1991 CD ULTIMATE REVENGE WITH 1986 PAUL BALOFF DEMOS

EXODUS * BONDED BY BALOFF * A LESSON IN VIOLENCE REMASTERED WITH BONUS TRACKS

FATES WARNING * NIGHT ON BROCKEN

FORBIDDEN * FORBIDDEN EVIL

FORBIDDEN * TWISTED INTO FORM

GRIFFIN * FLIGHT OF THE GRIFFIN

H-BOMB * ATTAQUE

HALLOWEEN * DON’T METAL WITH EVIL * 1984 CASSETTE 1ST ARTWORK

HALLOWEEN * DON’T METAL WITH EVIL * 1985 LP/CD

HALLOWEEN * NO ONE GETS OUT!

HALLOWEEN * NO ONE GETS OUT / VICIOUS DEMO featuring Billy Gray

HAWAII * ONE NATION UNDERGROUND

INSANITY * DEATH AFTER DEATH

JAG PANZER * AMPLE DESTRUCTION

JAGUAR * POWER GAMES

JUDAS PREIST * UNLEASHED IN THE EAST

JUDAS PRIEST * BRITISH STEEL

JUDAS PRIEST * PAINKILLER

KING DIAMOND * NO PRESENTS FOR CHRISTMAS

KIND DIAMOND * FATAL PORTRAIT

KING DIAMOND * ABIGAIL

KING DIAMOND * THEM

KREATOR * ENDLESS PAIN

KREATOR * PLEASURE TO KILL

LIEGE LORD * MASTER CONTROL

MACABRE * GLOOM

MANOWAR * BATTLE HYMNS

MANOWAR * INTO GLORY RIDE

MANOWAR * HAIL TO ENLAND

MALEDICTION  * CONDAMES

MASSACRE * FROM BEYOND

MASSACRE * BACK FROM THE BEYOND

MASTER * MASTER

MEDIEVAL * MEDIEVAL *  DEMO CASSETTE ALBUM

MEDEIVAL * ALL KNOBS TO THE RIGHT

MEDIEVAL * REIGN OF TERROR

MEDIEVAL * MEDIEVAL KILLS

MEGADETH * RUST IN PEACE

MERCYFUL FATE * 1982 EP

MERCYFUL FATE * MELISSA

MERCYFUL FATE * DON’T BREAK THE OATH

MERCYFUL FATE * CURSE OF THE PHAROPHS

MERCYFUL FATE * LIVE FROM THE DEPTHS OF HELL

MERCYFUL FATE * THE BEGINNING

MERCYFUL FATE * IN THE SHADOWS

METAL CHURCH * METAL CHURCH

METALLICA * NO LIFE ‘TIL LEATHER

METALLICA * KILL ‘EM ALL

METALLICA * RIDE THE LIGHTNING

METALLICA * MASTER OF PUPPETS

MORBID ANGEL * ABOMINATIONS OF DESOLATION

MORBID ANGEL * ALTARS OF MADBNESS

MORBID ANGEL * BLESSED ARE THE SICK

MORBID ANGEL * COVENANT

MORBID ANGEL * DOMINATION

MORBID ANGEL * ENTANGLED IN CHOAS

MORBID ANGEL * FORMULAS FATAL TO THE FLEAH

MORBID ANGEL * HERETIC

MOTORHEAD * ACE OF SPADES

MOTORHEAD * NO SLEEP ‘TIL HAMMERSMITH

NASTY SAVAGE  * NASTY SAVAGE

NASTY SAVAGE * INDULGENCE

NERVOSA * TIME OF DEATH

NERVOSA * VICTIM OF YOURSELF

NIGHTMARE * ASTRAL DELIVERANCE

OBITUARY * SLOWLY WE ROT

OBITUARY * CAUSE OF DEATH

OBILEVEON  * NEMESIS

ONSLAUGHT * THE FORCE

OVERKILL * FEEL THE FIRE

OZZY OSBOUNE * BLIZZARD OF OZZ

OZZY OSBURONE * DIARY OF A MADMAN

PAGAN ALTAR * VOLUME ONE

PENTAGRAM  * PENTAGRAM

PENTAGRAM  * RELENTLESS

PENTAGRAM * DAY OF RECKONING

PENTAGRAM *  BE FORWARNED

PILEDRIVER * METAL INQUISTION

POSSESSED * SEVEN CHURCHES

RAVEN * ALL FOR ONE

RAVEN * LIVE AT  THE INFERNO

RAZOR * EXECUTIONERS SONG

REPULSION * HORRIFIED

RESISTANCE * RESISTANCE

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RIOT * FIRE DOWN UNDER

RIOT * THUNDER STEEL

RIOT *  PRIVILEGE OF PWER

RUSH * A FAREWELL TO KINGS

RUSH * PERMANT WAVES

RUSH * MOVING PICTURES

RUSH * EXIT…STAGE LEFT

RUSH * SIGNALS

RUSH GRACE UNDER PRESSURE

RUSH * POWER WINDOWS

RUSH * HOLD YOUR FIRE

RUSH * A SHOW OF HANDS

RUSH *  TEST FOR ECHO

RUSH *  DIFFERNET STAGES – LIVE * Triple CD East / West Japan Records

SABBAT (UNITED KINGDOM)  * HISTORY OF A TIME TO COME

SABBAT (NIPPON) * ENVONOM

SABBAT (NIPPON) * ENVOKE

DISEMBODY

SABBAT (NIPPON) *FETISHISM

SABBAT (NIPPON) * THE DWELLING

SABBAT (NIPPON) * SATANSWORD

SABBAT (NIPPON) * KARMAGMASSACRE

SABBAT (NIPPON) *  SABBATRINITY

SACRIFICE * TORMENT IN FIRE

SACRIFICE * FORWARD TO TERMIMATION

SACRIFICE * SOLIDERS OF MISFORTUNE

SACRIFICE * APOCALYPSE INSICE

SATAN * COURT IN THE ACT

SACRIFICE * TORMENT IN FIRE

SACRIFICE * FORWARD TO TERMIMATION

SACRIFICE * SOLIDERS OF MISFORTUNE

SACRIFICE * APOCALYPSE INSICE

SATAN * COURT IN THE ACT

SAVATAGE * SIRENS

SEPULTURA * BENEATH THE REMAINS

SINDROME * SINDROME * 2 DEMOS ON 1 CD

SKULLVIEW * KINGS OF THE UNIVERSE

SLAYER * SHOW NO MERCY

SLAYER * HAUNTING THE CHAPEL

SLAYER * LIVE UNDEAD

SLAYER * THE ULTIMATE REVENGE LIVE @ STUDIO 54

SLAYER * REIGN IN BLOOD

SLAYER * SOUTH OF HEAVEN

SLAYER * SEASONS IN THE ABYSS

SLAUGHTER * STRAPPADO

SODOM * OBSESSED BY CRUELTY

SLAUTER XSTROYES * WINTERKILL

SLAUGHTER XSTROYES * FREE THE BEAST

SCORPIONS * TAKEN BY FORCE

SYRIS * UNSEEN FORCES

TANK * FILTH HOUNDS OF HADES

TANK * POWER OF THE HUNTER

TANK *  THIS MEANS WAR

TERROIRZER * WORLD DOWNFALL

TESTAMENT * THE LEGACY

THE GATHERING * MANDYLION

THE GATHERING * NIGHTTIME BIRDS

TROUBLE * 1983 LIVE

TROUBLE * TROUBLE …LATER RE*TITLED PSALMS 9

TROUBLE * PSALMS 9

TROUBLE * THE SKULL

TROUBLE * RUN TO THE LIGHT

TYGERS OF PAN TANG * WILD CAT

TYGERS OF PAN TANG * SPELLBOUND

WATCHTOWER * ENERGETIC DISASSEBLY

WITHCROSS * FIT OF FIGHT

WITCHFINDER GENERAL * DEATH PENALTY

WITCHFINDER GENERAL * FRIENDS OF HELL

UFO * THE WILD, THE WILLING AND THE INNOCENT

VENOM *  WELCOME TO HELL

VENOM * BLACK METAL

VENOM * AT WAR WITH SATAN

VIO-LENCE * ETERNAL NIGHTMARE

WARFARE * PURE FILTH

WARFARE * METAL ANARCHY

WARFARE * MAYHEM FUCKIN’ MAYHEM

WARHEAD * THE DAY AFTER

WARGASM * WHY PLAY AROUND?

WATCHTOWER * ENERGETIC DISASSEMBLY

ZOSER MEZ * VISIER OF WASTELAND

Below is a link about Resistance in a live setting since they are a awesome live band, and I thought this was well written, even if the link expires over time, I put in quotes what was said, in the concert review.

STONEBREED at The Token Lounge in Westland, MI on 04-Sep-2015

 

“My nearest competitor, National Rock Review attends a lot of the same shows as KICK*ASS*METAL, the part concerning Resistance is highlighted in bold and italics

Stonebreed brought its blend of hard rock and southern metal to the Token Lounge with Wreking Crue, Resistance, and Cybil & The Beast.

Opening the night was Cybil & The Beast. This high energy rock n’ roll band consists of Cybil Leppard (vocals), Jeff Leppard (bass), Steve Salter (guitar), and Holly Filkins (drums). The band prides themselves as a good time party band. A mix of heavy rock and groovy blues, they have a sound like no other. Cybil was a powerhouse; her sultry, jazzy voice melded perfectly with their hard rock sound making a one of a kind music experience. Salter was a cool machine on guitar, Jeff Leppard was crazy on the bass, and Filkins thundered on the drums; this foursome has amazing chemistry and knows how to perform to a crowd. With a collection of originals and covers, along with a groovy rendition of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” they put on a marvelous show.

Next up to the stage was Resistance. This metal band from Ypsilanti, Michigan consists of Lisa Stephens (vocals), Billy Gray (guitar), Jeff Sneary (bass), and Joe Spaly (drums). Vocalist and frontwoman Stephens is a singer like no other. Donned in a rainbow tutu, leather tights, and neon pink hair, the best way to describe Resistance to a stranger would be a metal band with Harley Quinn herself at the head. Her voice can go all over the place, from enchanting, beautiful melodic tones to guttural screams. Gray’s snarling guitar, the rich, dark tones from Sneary’s bass, and the crashing waves of Spaly on drums melded together for an extraordinary sound. The responded well, headbanging and rocking out.

Hitting the stage next was Mötley Crüe tribute band Wreking Crue. This Detroit-based metal tribute band consists of Matt Neil (vocals), Nikki Sikks (bass), Crash Marz (guitar/backup vocals), Toby Lee (drums/backup vocals/piano), and Precious and Cheri on backing vocals. They are determined to continue the party, bringing the sound and atmosphere of a Mötley Crüe event to the local level.

The band was phenomenal on stage and giving a highly entertaining set, even bringing their former vocalist up to join them in their last song of the night. They shelled out Crüe favorites, like “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Piece Of Your Action,” “Live Wire,” “Looks That Kill,” and many more. Fans gathered at the stage and sang along. Wreking Crue knows how to bring the arena sound of Mötley Crüe to the small venue. They rocked the night and took The Token for a ride on the wild side.

And finally, with curtains opening and a plume of smoke emitting from the stage, Stonebreed came on. This hard rock band from Los Angeles consists of Carlos Cruz (vocals), Brandon Paul (guitars), Johnny Zell (bass), and Orion Rainz (drums). Stonebreed has toured across the country, sharing the stage with bands including RATT, Cinderella, Uli Jon Roth, Warrant, Steel Panther, Saxon, Molly Hatchet, and a host of premiere musicians, including members of Dio, Sabbath, Bonham, Giuffria, W.A.S.P, Dokken, and more.

Playing hits like “Judgement Day,” “Whiskey Well,” “Miss Me”, “Back Home”, and many more, this band takes you back to the days of arena rock. Their sound is the perfect blend of good old rock n’ roll with a touch of Southern grit. They come complete with a charismatic front man with soaring vocals, a sizzling, a dynamic rock star of a guitarist, a bass player with hard-hitting grooves, and a thundering, heavy drummer. Stonebreed had high energy, great sound, and fantastic stage presence; the perfect mix for an amazing set. They are currently on tour, and their album, Stonebreed, is available on their website

KILLER CONTACTS

https://www.facebook.com/Resistance-356188977864512

 

 

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