To Release Is to Resolve

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To Release Is to Resolve
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 7, 2015
Genre Groove metal, progressive metal, thrash metal
Length43:23(Original release)
52:00 (European release)
Label Self-released
Producer Jay Hannon
Byzantine chronology
To Release Is to Resolve
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To Release Is to Resolve is the fifth album by American heavy metal band Byzantine, which was independently released on April 7, 2015. Out of four members of this band, only two returned from their previous album, lead vocalist Chris "OJ" Ojeda and drummer Matt Wolfe.


The first song of this album, "A Curious Lot", was streamed on February 3, 2015. [4]

The album would be re-released by the band in Europe on August 5, 2016, containing the original track list as well as two new cover songs, "Dam That River" (originally performed by Alice In Chains), and "Pisschrist" (originally performed by Fear Factory).

Track listing

Original release
1."Scold's Bride"5:42
2."Justinian Code"8:08
3."A Curious Lot"3:49
4."The Agonies"4:39
5."God Forsaken"5:57
6."You Sleep, We Wake"4:48
7."To Release"6:27
8."To Resolve"3:53
Total length:43:23
European release
9."Dam That River" (Alice in Chains cover)3:09
10."Pisschrist" (Fear Factory cover)5:28
Total length:52:00


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