Every Man For Himself


Hoobastank came to mainstream prominence thanks to the double platinum, Grammy-nominated The Reason, and Every Man For Himself follows up with yet more driving rhythms and chunky melodies.

Songs such as the punchy and anthemic “Without a Fight” and “Look Where We Are” don’t stray too far from the tried-and-tested Hoobastank formula, but it’s clear that the band has progressed musically in between albums. The epic “More Than a Memory” features flutes, accordions, while the stirring “Inside of You” strays off the beaten track with a funk-rock influence.

The mid-tempo “If I Were You” is the most commercial track on the record, designed to replicate the success of “The Reason,” even if its lyrical content refers to the band’s ongoing feud with Scott Weiland of Velvet Revolver.

I doubt Every Man For Himself will have the same impact as its predecessor, but the album will undoubtedly please Hoobastank fans old and new.

Hoobastank: www.hoobastank.com

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    So It Is (Legacy). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • From Montenegro to Moldova: The Best of SEEFest 2017
    From Montenegro to Moldova: The Best of SEEFest 2017

    For the twelfth year, the South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) in Los Angeles showcased an impressive lineup of new features and shorts. Lily and Generoso Fierro provide a festival wrap up and their picks for the films that you cannot miss.

  • Justin Townes Earle
    Justin Townes Earle

    Kids In The Street (New West Records). Review by James Mann.

  • Christian Scott
    Christian Scott

    Rebel Ruler (Ropeadope / Stretch Music). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Kivanç Sezer
    Kivanç Sezer

    Turkish director Kivanç Sezer’s powerful debut feature, My Father’s Wings, puts the spotlight on the workplace safety crisis that is currently taking place in his homeland. Lily and Generoso Fierro spoke with Sezer at SEEFest 2017 about his film and his need to draw attention to this issue.

  • Temples

    Supporting their just-released sophomore record, UK synth-pop poster boys, Temples, attracted an SRO crowd to one of Orlando’s premier nightspots.

  • Rat Film
    Rat Film

    Baltimore. Rats. A match made in Maryland.

  • Bishop Briggs
    Bishop Briggs

    Bishop Briggs brings a stacked bill of up and comers to Orlando for a sold-out party at The Social. Jen Cray joins in the fun.

  • Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World
    Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

    There’s more than black music influencing the evolution of Rock and Roll. Native American rhymes and ideas are every bit as significant, once you know to look for them.

  • Keith Morris
    Keith Morris

    Ink 19 slings a few questions to the punk rock pioneer Keith Morris on Trump, Calexit and looking back.

From the Archives