-Review- Every Man Is An Island - Beyond EP (2013)

Every Man Is An Island
From: Brazil
Sounds like: Melodic Hardcore


1. Intro
2. Phantoms
3. Wolves
4. No Honor In War
5. Interlude
6. F.F.Y.W.B
7. Beyond

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A lot of times, the gem comes from an unexpected place. This gem is Every Man Is An Island from Brazil. They bring their brand of melodic hardcore to the forefront with their debut EP "Beyond". "Intro" starts the EP off with an acoustic guitar driven atmospheric type track. Then things kick into hyper drive with "Phantoms", an all out assault on your ear drums. The drums and guitar work in the opening are incredible and are sure to please any metal fan. The track brings to mind It Prevails and the pioneers of melodic hardcore Poison The Well and From Autumn To Ashes. Their first single "Wolves" will get the floor jumping along with its ferocious melody. This four minute and a half minute track is the perfect example of what this band is capable of. Halfway through the track, listeners are in for a surprise. It's audio beauty. The gang chant near the end of the track is sure to be a crowd pleaser. "No Honor In War" keeps the high frantic pace going and transitions into the "Interlude" perfectly."F.F.Y.W.B" is probably the most melodic track on the EP. The title track "Beyond" closes the EP and brings the heaviness to cap off this great debut effort.

This import from Brazil will cause ripples in the hardcore community. Their almost throwback sound with passion and positivity, are something that's truly lacking in similar genres artists here in the states. Every Man Is An Island are commanding respect and any fan of the genre should check them out right away.