It’s been a long time coming, but RIOT’s debut album Dogma Resistance is finally here, and it’s everything I wanted and more. Though five of the ten tracks tracks had already been released as singles (four, if you don’t count “Disorder (Rebirth)”), the Israeli duo has managed to keep the album fresh and exciting with an excellent album flow and phenomenal story telling.
Dogma Resistance is more than just an album, it’s a fully fleshed-out story with an accompanying comic book, as well.
RIOT brings to life the story of Raymond Colt and his descendants in a fusion of past and future. “Dogma Resistance” begins in the year 1936, when Colt and his sidekick accidentally uncover a nefarious force of evil that the world has never seen before. Fast-forward to the year 2045 and this evil, known as Deinos, has been ruling the world for over a century. Follow along as Colt’s descendants rage a war to fight for all of the humankind against the alien enemy, an adventure that will test them to their very limits and brings them into contact with things of legend, such as the protector of the long-lost city of Atlantis.
Each of the tracks on the album represent a different phase in the story, bringing in influences from all over the world, including the duo’s own Israel. Each of the interludes gives listeners a chance to catch their breath and absorb a different kind of sonic explanation of the story thus far. Small skits within songs flesh out the plot, and the inherent intensity of every single song works to keep listeners engaged and wanting more. I’m not joking when I say I’ve had the album on repeat for just about the last 5 hours straight and I’m not tired of it yet.
“Dogma Resistance is an album we have been working on for well over a year and a half now,” says RIOT. “The production from start to finish was one of the toughest challenges as producers that we have faced. Creating a seamless storyline in electronic music can sometimes be tough, we wanted to give the fans something more, something they would want to listen from start to finish on repeat over and over again. Allowing the fan to create their own vision and storyline for the music, becoming imaginative and creative, which as a musician, is one of the best feelings a fan can give you.”
You can pre-save and pre-order the digital version and hard copies (limited) of the Dogma Resistance comic here. Anyone who pre saves/pre orders it, gets a 4-page preview and will automatically get an email on Nov 13 with a download link to the full version of the comic.
Listen to Dogma Resistance below!
RIOT’s upcoming dates:
11/08/19 – Calgary, Canada – Palace Theater
11/09/19 – Edmonton, Canada – Union Nightclub
11/10/19 – Victoria, BC – Distrikt
11/13/19 – Washington, DC – Soundcheck
11/14/19 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
11/15/19 – Minneapolis, MN – The Loft
11/16/19 – Fresno, CA – Trapfest
11/21/19 – Orlando, FL – Iron Cow
11/22/19 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
11/23/19 – New York, NY – Avant Gardner
11/27/19 – Los Angeles, CA – ExchangeLA
11/29/19 – Denver, CO – Church Nightclub
11/30/19 – Pontiac, MI – Elektricity
12/07/19 – Toronto, Canada – Forbidden City
12/11/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Sky SLC
12/12/19 – Montreal, Canada – L’Astral
12/13/19 – Atlanta, GA – Ravine
01/23/20 – Houston, TX – Stereo Live