Review Summary: The follow up to 'Revolt' features a more melodic side to the aggression.
The introspective intro to the EP, 'Wake' is a perfect example of what the South Carolina hardcore act Hundredth has brought to the table. "Am I satisfied"" Chad bellows out on the second track, 'Shelter.' Throughout this album, his screams are urgently crying out to figure out what he is doing and if he is making the best out of himself. That is why the EP is entitled 'Resist.' It is the belief of this band that the more you wait in apathy the more you are giving away the beautiful elements of life.
This EP shows a more melodic side to Hundredth's musical approach than previous EP, 'Revolt' did. What was once break-neck aggressive is now more structured with melodies weaving their way in between chords and riffs. The drums are not blasting their way from start to finish of each song. Instead we find more intricate patterns focusing on syncopation between the rest of the instruments. The lead single, 'Demons' is a perfect example of all the qualities the band has embraced. The guitar leads are echoing behind the main riffs, bring more of an emotional appeal with them. The drums are patterned to match the intensity of the songs. Gone are the songs like 'Let Go' that featured a breakneck pace.
The fifth track, 'Manifest' features a more harmonious breakdown. The chords are not distorted and the drums are pounding every fourth beat until the song explodes with Chad's voice being delivered in the most passionate way. Regardless of Hundredth's mood change, they have proven that they can vary their style of music to their own liking, and still create songs that are heavy and fresh. They are not amateurs. Their song writing ability has improved significantly. 'Wage' features yet again what has become the trademark of this band, having a speech taking the highlight along with the music. In my opinion, this is the band's most solid release, and these two EP's together create a cohesive and well thought out theme.