EP Review: Every Man For Himself – Te Pae Mahutonga The Southern Cross
02 Feb 2009 // A review by BrendaF
The Auckland quintet has been around since 2003 (in various forms and under different names) and this is their third EP release. This is disc 1 in a two disc series, the second set to be released mid-2009.
From the moment I placed this album into my player, I loved it. It was grunt at its best and in no time, my head was banging and the volume was full.
Aaron’s vocals are full of power and rage, the solid drum set explodes through the speakers and the riffs are spine tingling. My favourite track would have to be ‘Until the lions learn to record their own history, the tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter’ (what a great name for a song!).
This is trash metal/grind at its best and I thoroughly enjoyed this EP. I can’t wait for the next installment.
EMFH are due to play a couple of gigs starting from 19 Feb 2009, so if you are in the Auckland area, I would strongly recommend going and checking these guys out.
About Every Man For Himself
For over half a decade South Auckland's Every Man For Himself have been working non stop establishing themselves as an unstoppable force in the New Zealand metal and hardcore circuit.
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Playing a style of music strongly influenced by many hardcore and metal acts of the new millenium, complemented by the bands very own distinctive approach to heavy music and refreshingly unconventional ideas, they have managed to created a crushing blend of metal, hardcore and grind, laced with intricate melodies and captivating groove which has earned them much respect over the years and managed to captivate the hearts and minds of both metal and hardcore fans alike.
Lyrically, Every Man For Himself are rooted deeply within their cultural identity and thus, their music is coupled with a strong and significant, heart-felt message which is delivered from an extremely under-represented collective voice and perspective, especially in modern extreme music.