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Amanaki - Single Review: Exit Wounds

12 Aug 2019 // A review by Paul Goddard

Some music should never be played through shitty little speakers. In fact, I would argue that no music should ever be played through them.

Maybe if you are on hold to Vodafone or some other inane customer support helpline for hours and they are pumping your brain full of 6 Months in a Leaky Boat then shitty speakers are a bit of a godsend preventing serious brain numbing exposure. Music like Exit Wounds though needs to be played at full ear bleed levels.

This is one hell of a tightly wound track. You can feel the pure anger seething beneath the surface ready to spring up and explode. If a song had teeth then Exit Wounds teeth would be tightly clenched with spittle flying as the words punch you in the face.

It is the aural equivalent of going toe to toe with Connor McGregor at a UFC press conference.

Exit Wounds is a short track and needs to be as the intensity is next level.

Like a lot of Amanaki's material, underneath the self-directed anger, there is a message of defiance and positivity. The constant refrain of "yes I can beat this" is punctuated by a rhythm that never lets up or slows down.

Amanaki isn't the first band to use music for cathartic release but they do it with a brutal honesty that is completely believable.

Maybe Vodafone should use it on their customer support line?

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Amanaki

Comprising of scene veterans April Haines (ex-Patriot, East of Eden and Lead Us Forth) and Jared Kerr (Vanguard and ex-Lead Us Forth) with young bloods Jethro (ex-Patriot) and Ethan bringing a youthful flare.

Hardcore sound which boasts a sound comparable to the likes of heavy hitting band Counterparts.


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Releases

Immutable
Year: 2018
Type: Album

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