Destroid may not have toured together since 2014, but the supergroup has made sure to stay close friends. While the three members have gone on to pursue their own careers, Excision invited Downlink and KJ Sakwa to reunite at his Lost Lands event a few years back. Plus, the three pals have shown a healthy spirit of collaboration over time. Most recently, Excision and Downlink have returned with another heavy-hitting single in “Resistance.”
The track mixes the production skills of Downlink and Excision effortlessly, while also using the song to spread awareness on racial and economic injustice. “Resistance” was originally debuted during Excision and Downlink’s official back-to-back set at Lost Lands in 2018. Now, almost two years later, the legendary pair have pulled together their resources on a track that harkens back in time and calls on their love of metalcore-inspired dubstep. Complete with the same kind of apocalyptic opener from their Destroid days of lore, the track boasts everything the pair have been known for overtime, including filthy synths, tumultuous builds, and paralyzing drops.
In timely fashion, and to show their support of Black Lives Matter, the proceeds of the release will directly benefit the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit that seeks to challenge racial and economic injustice. The organization’s goal is to put an end to mass incarceration and excessive racialized punishment in the United States. More information on the nonprofit can be found here.