Converse Rubber Tracks x MetalSucks

Exclusive Track Premiere: Resilience, “Rubicon”


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Photo Credit: Justina Villanueva
Photo Credit: Justina Villanueva

This past July, the editors of MetalSucks hand-picked five unsigned bands from an open application process to record with producer Will Putney at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, NY, Converse’s completely free, state-of-the-art recording studio. In the weeks leading up to the recording sessions we previewed each band, and in the coming weeks we’ll be premiering the finished tracks from all five! So far we’ve unveiled the tracks by Blackest, Bardus and Extinction A.D. Today we feature Resilience from Philadelphia, PA.

Resilience are the closest to metal’s current mainstream of all the bands we chose for Converse Rubber Tracks x MetalSucks this year, but there’s a reason we chose ’em: we feel they think a bit outside the box, and they posses that ever-elusive talent of great songwriting.

On first listen their sonic aesthetic and the presence of breakdown-y riffs and stop-start chugs might be a turn off, but we dare you to listen to “Rubicon” without getting EVERY SINGLE SECTION stuck in your head. Like an innocent fish in the cool depths of a lake watching a shiny fish-like object pass by, those riffs just look so damn good and you can’t help but take a bite… until you release it’s too late and you’re hooked, in an epic battle of man vs. riff. By the time you realize what’s hit you it’ll already be too late.

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