The album begins with its most elusive track. Resonant bells, looped to trance-inducing infinity, rattle around a sample of a speech about creationism and evolution. Shortly after, the album moves onto what Suckut does best: stark, militant techno, arranged in a way that has you immediately gripped. The precise "Sixth Movement," where every hit and scrape of percussion has its own space in the composition, is among the album's best tracks.
Working within a functional framework, Suckut has proven to be a versatile producer. Resist is a better example of this than his previous album, 2013's DNA, for Figure. It's a lot more dynamic, showing a greater range of moods that ultimately makes it more accessible. In other words, you don't have to be "in the mood" for it.
Resist's midsection is particularly interesting, heralded by some sliding chord changes that come in halfway through "Fourth Movement." This leads into the murky dub of "Fifth Movement," the standout "Sixth Movement" and the ambient reset of "Seventh Movement." Suckut's marvellous touches—including gong hits that emulate water droplets—halts us in our tracks. Beautiful details such as these give Resist its power. It's music that should be appreciated on its own terms.