Album Review: Gauntlet Hair
    • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2011

    • Posted by: Julianne Wagner

    Gauntlet Hair's world is one where time doesn't matter, or even exist—a perpetual location residing somewhere between the walls of a forgotten underground cave and Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Clocking in at just 35 minutes, Gauntlet Hair, the self-titled debut from the Colorado duo, plays with epic proportions from the get-go. Within 15 seconds of the opener, the listener is ushered into a hynagogic free-for-all, and must quickly adapt to the chaotic surroundings. With three mere weapons of sonic warfare in their arsenal—guitar, drums and banshee vocals—Andy R. and Craig Nice manipulate, loop, delay, blur and refract these elements to have lightning sharp impacts.

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