||Influenced by bands like Pro-Pain and Meshuggah, the band Opaque
has a sound that is a mix of hardcore and death metal for a sound
of deathcore, but their own style. "Resolve" is the bands
second release on Root of all Evil Records, their first was a four
way split CD called "4-Way Blockade." Opaque based their
songs on the declination of society and explored all questionable
aspects of human nature. This exploration is how the band got their
name, Opaque. There are eleven tracks on this heavy pounding metal
album, with over forty-five minutes of crushing power. The only
thing that I didn't like about this album is that some of the songs
were clearly produced and recorded in different ways. This slowed
the flow of the album a little, but not enough to take over the
heaviness that some riffs had. My favorite tracks include "Caged,"
"Cut Throat," "Delt Fraud," and "Transformation."
Other songs on this album had some good parts but at times it seemed
that the weaker parts dulled down the songs. "Resolve"
is a pretty decent album overall, if they could keep the production
consistency up and ad some more catchy riffs they could have an
extremely good album.