Origin: Gothenburg, Sweden  
Genres: Death Metal
Page online: January 15, 2017
Last update/review: January 15, 2017

The Resistance

The Resistance was a shining example of the closeness of the Swedish metal scene, as all of the guys here had multiple ties to well-known bands, with the most notables being vocalist Marco Aro (formerly of The Haunted) and the duo of one-time In Flames Formed in 2011, the band managed two albums and two EPs before flaming out (no pun intended) in 2016. On Scars, their 2013 effort, the band played downtuned deathy thrash, not a million miles from In Flames, with Aro's forceful hardcore-tinged vocals providing an additional heft. This was mostly like a second-level priority for the members involved, as most everyone carried on in the scene after the breakup.

Last Lineup

Marco Aro

vocals (ex-Face Down, The Haunted)

Glenn Ljungström

guitars (Dimension Zero, ex-In Flames)

Rob Hakemo

bass (ex-M.A.N)

Christofer Barkensjö

drums (ex-Face Down, Witchery)

Former Members/Guests

Jesper Strömblad

guitars/bass (CyHra, Dimension Zero, The Halo Effect, ex-HammerFall, ex-In Flames, ex-Sinergy)


Rise From Treason  EP
2013 earMUSIC
  1. My Fire
  2. Face to Face
  3. Rise from Treason
  4. Slugger
  • Marco Aro
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Glenn Ljungström
  • Christofer Barkensjö

2013 earMUSIC
  1. Clearing the Slate
  2. Your Demise
  3. To the Death
  4. Expand or Expire
  5. Imperfected
  6. I Bend - You Break
  7. The Serpent King
  8. Eye for an Eye
  9. My Madness
  10. Warmonger
  11. Scars
  12. (I Will) Die Alone
  • Marco Aro
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Glenn Ljungström
  • Christofer Barkensjö

Torture Tactics  EP
2015 earMUSIC
  1. For War
  2. Dead
  3. Cowards
  4. Deception
  5. The Burning
  6. Dying Words
  7. Slugger
  8. Expand to Expire
  9. Face to Face
  10. I Bend - You Break
  • Marco Aro
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Glenn Ljungström
  • Rob Hakemo
  • Christofer Barkensjö

Coup De Grace  
2016 earMUSIC
  1. Death March
  2. I Welcome Death
  3. Smallest Creep
  4. Violator
  5. Felony
  6. Death Blow
  7. Resolution
  8. World Order
  9. Enslavement
  10. Art of Murder
  11. For the Venom
  12. The Drowning
  13. As It All Came Down
  • Marco Aro
  • Glenn Ljungström
  • Rob Hakemo
  • Christofer Barkensjö

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