This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):
After hearing Malefaction’s last disc — 2001’s insanely devastating Crush The Dream — I thought they couldn’t possibly be any heavier. I was dead wrong.
On Where There is Power There is Always Resistance, their fourth full-length and second disc for local label G7 Welcoming Committee, this black-hearted grindcore foursome up the dosage musically, lyrically, thematically and just about any other way you can imagine, generating an all-consuming firestorm of cataclysmic mayhem and destructive omnipotence. They haven’t reinvented their torturous wheel — the grinding brutality of the guitars, the psychotic frenzy of the drumming, the nuclear-powered basslines and the nearly incomprehensible bellowing that define the ’faction can all be found here. But the songs are slightly longer — this time there are 15 songs in 25 minutes instead of Crush’s 23 — and more sharply focused, taking clear aim at American aggression and oppression in the aftermath of 9/11 and Dubya’s so-called War on Terror. Come to think of it, the boys better hope nobody in the White House gets ahold of this sucker — it’s a weapon of mass destruction if you’ve ever heard one. Resistance is futile.