After touring multiple times around Australia in support of their second album "Consume Rapture", the Sydney-based experimental groove metal trio retreated to their Shadow Mekanik Studios work on the third Kunvuk album. Recorded, engineered and mixed again by the band's guitarist and singer David Hart "Twitcher" is the most focused and deadly release the band has ever recorded.
"We set out to write a huge batch of songs with the intent to pick the most promising tracks and work those up into a dense and multi-layered flurry of noise, intensity and groove" comments Hart. "We are going through a process of continually working to evolve our sound and with this EP we have made another leap forward introducing new elements and refining our established sound." The band, rounded out by bassist Luis Barra and lead guitarist Oz Slater, do just that on Twitcher creating a volatile monster that puts Kunvuk in a unique space in the modern metal music scene.
The album was again mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (DEATH, SWANS, MASTODON, CONVERGE, BARONESS, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, CLUTCH) in New Windsor, New York.
The six tracks that form "Twitcher" contain the band's most focused material yet, demonstrating Kunvuk's songwriting skills and broadening palette of sounds. Whether it be through thrash, punk freak-outs ("Into Twitcher"), snappy, chunky stompers interbred with industrial electronic discharges ("Networking", Mexican Death Pop") or emotional slabs of dark atmospheric metal ("Waves", "One Vote") the EP is dense, experimental and proves that Kunvuk is amongst the leaders of modern metal.
To spread the stomping noise of "Twitcher" Kunvuk will be taking their fierce live show to the furthest flung areas of Australia and internationally. No stranger to long jaunts across the earth, Kunvuk are sharpening their teeth in anticipation of the supporting tours for the new record. "We live for playing this music live. Many bands say that but we actually mean it. We get sick when we don't play. We get weak when we don't scream. A Kunvuk live show is a physical and mental exorcism. We load in, sweat, bleed, howl and then load out for the next show. We aren't here to fix our hair and pat each other on the back. We are here to explode and that is all we are interested in."
Three piece from Sydney (though looks like they have added an extra guitarist since this album).This is probably one of the most intense releases I have heard from anywhere, let alone from here in ...
I saw these guys play Neck Wreck last year and they were amazing. They have made some serious changes for this album: The singer guitarist has become a dedicated vocalist, they have brought a new ...
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