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Gunt - From Darkness to Deletion EP Review

16 May 2012 // A review by Peter-James Dries

Gunt is another of those bands I’d heard on the radio before hearing of them and subsequently been asked to review. Little did I know they were a kiwi band. Mixed in with the American thrash, death and metalcore on the station’s playlist you couldn’t tell. And perhaps I’m just filthy minded, but a name like Gunt, another word for what some girls call their muffin top, stuck out.

Don’t let the intro lull you into a false sense of security. This isn’t going to be a laid back, funeral doom metal kind of affair. From Darkness to Deletion is heavier than 8 Foot Sativa, tighter than Cannibal Corpse, and less emotional than Atreyu. The vocals take all the best bits from Brokencyde, the shitmetal, hiphop / metalcore crossover – the best bits being only the bree-brees similar to those we hear on track 2: Faceplant.  Thanks go out for providing the lyrics.

While these factors make this EP slightly less accessible to the casual metal listener (i.e. those who still think Mudvayne is heavy) it will appeal to die hard fans of Thrash, Metalcore, Death, Melodic and Groove Metal. 

I long for the day a wannabe gangster with intermediate literacy shits their pants after buying this CD, mistakenly thinking it was the newest outing from G-UNiT. From Darkness to Deletion certainly isn’t for everyone, but if you’re in the market for something hard, fast and heavy and don’t mind supporting New Zealand music, then this should be one of your first picks.

I missed the Gunt gig in Palmy. But I’m good like that. I hear it was a hell of a show (NB: When talking about metal bands Hell holds positive connotations). They’re still touring at the moment, so if you get the chance, get your ass along. What better time than NZ Music Month. You sit there saying you love music, but unless you get off Facebook and get out there to show your support to these ailing kiwi bands you’ll find the music will start to dry up and the good kiwi bands will disappear.


About Gunt

Gunt is a 5-piece Metal band based in Hawkes Bay. Since forming in 2005 the bands sound has progressed from a quirky/classic metal sound to a more thrash/death metal style incorporating elements of groove and melodic death metal.

In 2006 Gunt released their debut album Pop Star Murder Project, this was followed by the EP Graveyard Nation in 2008.

The bands third offering From Darkness To Deletion was released March 26 2012 on Hawkes Bay based label Hit Your Head Music.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Gunt


From Darkness To Deletion
Year: 2012
Type: EP
Graveyard Nation
Year: 2008
Type: EP
Pop Star Murder Project
Year: 2006
Type: Album

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