31 Oct 2020
UsernamePassword

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking

Gravel Pit - EP Review: Black Arts

25 Feb 2020 // A review by Kerry Monaghan
Gravel Pit are a four piece assault of adrenaline, intensity and speed, but if you thought they were just another hardcore punk band, you need to take another listen.


They formed in 2018, having released their debut EP the same year and they hail from Wellington which is definitely a great thing. There's no doubting they have a voice and they know how to use it.

Black Arts is their new EP and it packs a punch in just under ten minutes.

If you’re seeking sensible melodies or singalong choruses, you won’t find it here, but you will find great lyricism, unabashed honesty and a layered insight into a band who know their sound and execute it well.

Plus, they have killer riffs and vocalist, Bailey Palmer has such a great tone in her delivery.

There is nothing pretentious here, just a straight up good time.

And when you’ve picked yourself up from the sixth or seventh round, go ahead and give track five Building an extra couple of listens. You won’t be disappointed.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Gravel Pit

Gravel Pit is a 4 piece hardcore punk rock band from Wellington, featuring Bailey Palmer (vocals), Dave Hampton (guitar), Matt Mason (bass) and Jason Gascoigne (drums). The band draws on a range of influences from Punk, Hardcore and Thrash Metal to form the foundation of their sound.

Members of Gravel Pit have played in a range of previous New Zealand bands, including Brubeck, Razorwyre, Basura Blanca, Still Nothing and Strangers.

Having honed their sound over a lengthy incubation period, the band recorded their self-titled debut 4 song EP with Vanya Vitali in August/September of 2018 and have since launched themselves in the live space.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Gravel Pit

Releases

Black Arts
Year: 2020
Type: EP
Gravel Pit
Year: 2018
Type: EP

Other Reviews By Kerry Monaghan

Tablefox - Single Review: Battles
29 Oct 2020 // by Kerry Monaghan
Since releasing their debut EP in 2013, Auckland alternative band, Tablefox have gone from strength to strength over the years and continued to broaden their horizons musically. 2020 has been no exception and on the eve of releasing their third album, Desire or Love, they’ve just dropped their fourth single, titled, Battles.
Read More...
Lakius - Single Review: This Tension
18 Sep 2020 // by Kerry Monaghan
Deemed as New Zealand’s 4th best industrial/groove-metal duo, Auckland’s Lakius kept busy during our lockdown periods creating and had recently released another single titled, This Tension. With a stunning video to accompany it, This Tension is an assault of noise that leaves all your senses on alert.
Read More...
End of an Empire - Album Review: Within Without
31 Aug 2020 // by Kerry Monaghan
End of an Empire is a Wellington four-piece who know a thing or two about creating good music, especially for a band that has just released their debut album. With an experimental thrash, hardcore metal sound, Within Without contains ten tracks that has thought, balance and integrity all rolled into its twenty-five minutes.
Read More...
Voodoo Bloo - Single Review: Her Name Was Human
13 Aug 2020 // by Kerry Monaghan
Voodoo Bloo is the new music project of Rory McDonald. If his name sounds familiar it’ll be because he was the founder (vocals and bass) of now defunct alternative rock/punk Wellington band, Lucifer Gunne.
Read More...
Oscar LaDell - Album Review: Gone Away
29 Jul 2020 // by Kerry Monaghan
Gone Away is the debut album of electric blues up and coming Dunedinite, Oscar LaDell. Despite his twenty one years of age, he’s a second generation bluesman and knows his way around a fretboard or two.
Read More...
Bulletbelt - Album Review: Warlords
07 Jul 2020 // by Kerry Monaghan
Since 2009 Bulletbelt have been annihilating the eardrums of metal heads across New Zealand. In the eleven years since their emergence, they’ve seen and done a lot including international touring, band line-up changes and three solid albums including three EP’s and three singles.
Read More...
Dream State Empire - EP Review: Why Fight It
22 Jun 2020 // by Kerry Monaghan
Hailing from our cool little capital, Dream State Empire is a five-piece high energy kind of noise you wish you heard about yesterday. The five Wellingtonians have been kicking about since 2018 and have just released their stunning debut EP, Why Fight It.
Read More...
Thousand Limbs - EP Review: Mara
19 Apr 2020 // by Kerry Monaghan
Thousand Limbs is an Auckland instrumental Metal/Doom quartet that formed in 2016. Very quickly, you’ll find they take you on a journey without ever leaving the house, which is about as good as it gets in these trying times.
Read More...
View All Articles By Kerry Monaghan

NZ Top 10 Singles

  • MOOD
    24kGoldn feat. Iann Dior
  • HOLY
    Justin Bieber feat. Chance The Rapper
  • LEMONADE
    Internet Money And Gunna feat. Don Toliver And NAV
  • SAVAGE LOVE (LAXED - SIREN BEAT)
    Jawsh 685 x Jason DeRulo
  • WAP
    Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion
  • DREAMS
    Fleetwood Mac
  • WHAT YOU KNOW BOUT LOVE
    Pop Smoke
  • HEAD & HEART
    Joel Corry feat. MNEK
  • IN THE AIR
    L.A.B.
  • PUT YOUR RECORDS ON
    Ritt Momney
View the Full NZ Top 40...
muzic.net.nz Logo
100% New Zealand Music
All content on this website is copyright to muzic.net.nz and other respective rights holders. Redistribution of any material presented here without permission is prohibited.
Report a ProblemReport A Problem