Kevin Drumm & Daniel Menche Gauntlet
- Words: Cameron Macdonald
- Label: Editions Mego
- XLR8R Rating: 7.5/10
Avant guitarist Kevin Drumm and psycho-acoustic master Daniel Menche tell the story of Gauntlet within 28 punishing yet enthralling minutes. Such horrorshows of electricity have been unleashed by countless noiseniks who jump out of the gates at the first second. But this duo wisely hits an emotional nerve by leaking gas fumes into the room before lighting the match. A metal guitar riff first slowly arises and circles above its prey, growing in size when the volume picks up and the distortion darkens the sky. But it's Menche's signature blasts of white noise that finally sear everything during the climax, leaving nothing but silence and ash.
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