The youngest generation are usually the bravest when it comes to making new music. The momentum is carried through to following tracks Holding My Breath and Raupatu , both of which boast huge guitar hooks that carry the songs forward, spear head first. The utilisation of Mauri language within the lyrics makes for a unique and impassioned listen, one that instantly sticks to memory. For most, the iconic Haka dance is all that is really known about the Mauri culture, and that same energy is a marriage match for the confrontational vibes that thrash metal brings. The sound does feel like a new breed of crossover, sacrificing the frantic speed for abusive bludgeoning but still remaining deeply rooted in the thrash scene. There is an overarching feeling that the band are a somewhat one trick pony. Some of the lyrics are questionable, with them either being too on the nose or just not as freely flowing as some of the group vocals performed. This critique is immediately fired back when you realise that none of the band are even close to turning 20 years old, showing them to be a band pushing the envelope in a direction only a band like them could.
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That should give you a fair idea of what to expect when considering that metal trio Alien Weaponry have named their debut album after him. Henry de Jong recites a welcome in his native tongue. This is how you set the mood. Cue savage riffs and frenetic blast beats as they chant about the forces of nature unleashing. Death is coming! All this mention of death and destruction works in well with the heavy nature of the music, especially considering the warrior-like cries that the band emulate. I should mention that most songs on this album are not sung in English. Which makes Alien Weaponry unique, even within New Zealand. This is obviously a big point of difference for the band. The haunting mournful cries reflect karanga, and the strong chants could be compared to haka and war songs.
After moving to the small town of Waipu they were joined by electric bass player and vocalist Ethan Trembath in April The band are managed by the de Jong boys' father Niel, himself an experienced rock musician and audio engineer. Their mother Jette is also involved with the band, assisting with tours and publicity.