Now defunct Virginia Beach outfit Resonance sees their two demos put to wax on this 12” affair. Transfuse boasts ten tracks of hardcore that is as potent as it is tenuous.
On first listen, the ten songs that compile this recording may appear to be nothing more than standard fare melodic hardcore. However, after repeated spins, the diversity of the sound begins to showcase itself to the listener. Sure, Resonance’s sound is rooted in the melodic sounds of Lifetime, but there is more to it that just that. The band incorporates more melody and traditional emo sounds of Embrace - the result is comparable to the underrated work In Pieces. Vocally, Jimmy Held recalls Thursday’s Geoff Rickly with his raspy and emotive yells.
Transfuse is a solid record and a nostalgic piece of wax for those who enjoyed the band while they were around. For those who might have missed out, this is a good band to look into if you’re into new wave of melodic hardcore - Shook Ones, The Ergs, Sinking Ships.
7.5 / 10
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