Alliance – As The City Burns

Rebellion Records

Written By Mark Jones


We have had to wait a couple of years for the follow up to Alliance’s 2016 E.P ‘Evil’ but the wait has been well worth with the recent release of the ‘As The City Burns’ E.P. The Ontario 5 piece’s sound is powerful, hard-hitting Oi! with great melodies which this E.P showcases in abundance.

‘As The City Burns’ features 3 tracks, 2 of which are brand new originals plus a cover version of Oi! legends The 4-Skins classic ‘One Law For Them’ and the result is stunning. Kicking off with the sublime title track which sets the tone for the rest of E.P and is full of great riffs and a stunning vocal performance by Ben, who blasts out some well written lyrics.

Side B kicks off with the aforementioned 4-Skins cover which is a fitting tribute to the British Oi! legends before the E.P comes to an end with the excellent ‘The Other Guy’, which as the opening track is full of great riffs and well written lyrics.

If you have heard the band’s previous material then you will love this but if you are new to the band you need to check this out, you won’t be disappointed. Alliance have delivered us another fantastic release and is quite possibly my favourite E.P of the year and I’m already looking forward to the next one.