Gauntlet - Stubburn (2012)
1. There Will Be No Peace 03:50
2. Feed the Worms 04:58
3. Slave 03:42
4. Blood, Sweat & Tears 06:18
5. My Dying Breath 02:52
6. You Don't Know Me 05:15
7. Last Exit to Blisstonia 03:47
8. Sold My Soul 04:51
9. The Fake 05:37
Vocals and guitar: Miguel Rocha
Guitar: Daniel Millán
Bass: Juan Carlos Fernández
Drums: Alejandro Martínez
If something is true of Gauntlet is that your best virtue is perseverance, because after a few years of career, with several lineup changes, especially in the vocals, two demos and two CD, s long-term, we get to blows fresh from the oven of the studies "New Life" (Madrid), and mastering via the "Fascination Street Studios" (Sweden), which is number 3, and honoring the adage, "the third time lucky .....? "could be.
A cover simple and elegant, almost minimalist.
Several collaborations with the likes of Aitor Gonzabel, Ix Valieri, Javier Cardoso, Jose Gil, Rown Houland, Jose Garrido, Manuel Seoane and Dagarod.
Gauntlet marked a record high, along a number of areas, not defined by any one in particular, which can be good for those who have no prejudice, and bad for not supporting experiments.
There are times to almost guttural voices, melodic vocals, almost recited. Fast passages, half-times, with a work of the bases between bass and drums with a filling forceful getting the JC and Alexander, on which work at high altitude guitars Daniel and Michael, with plenty of harmonics everywhere, riffs machacones and forceful, and solos that leave you breathless.
An album that is heard, which we must pay attention, that does not leave you indifferent, you have to constantly click again and again, to discover a new shade every time.
Analizing the disk track by track.
1. - There Will not peace. The start of the disk can not be stronger. Guttural voice, slowing down the middle of the subject with more melodic voice, changing the single, and accelerating at the end that lengthens and stretches, almost in an endless loop.
2.-Feed the worms. Voices echo, guitar harmonics. Fast passages alternate with more tranquil passages. Touches of modern metal. It is structured in several parts. To emphasize the filling between drums, bass and rhythm guitar. It is a bit long.
3.-Slave. It is the single that have chosen to present the CD. A nearly half-time starts with a main riff that hooks you and does not let go. A game where the sound comes and goes from side to side, they talk and answered. There is also a quiet part with guitar arpeggios. Very good track.
4. - Blood, Sweet & Tears. First quiet moment on the disc. With acoustic guitar and arpeggios, which is short because the battery begins to accelerate the pace, returning to the leisurely tempo after finishing with a double bass rod. More guitar harmonics.
5. - My dying breath. Subject to any rod. Riff very guttural voice dialing and voice melodic passages. Fast and straightforward. Cool.
6. - You don, t know me. More insistent rhythm heavy and slow, but gets in your head without remission, has a devastating guitar solo. When you finish you say ....... okay? ...........
7. - Last exit to Blisstonia. Another issue to full speed, with guitar harmonics, that leave you breathless until it's riff, which leads you into barrel until it enters the voice. Typical song to headbaning, and remove dust at festivals. Short, direct and effective.
8.-Sold my soul. Another quiet moment with guitar arpeggios. Quiet voice, drums jazz almost plan, you could say you're listening to a ballad almost. Perhaps the one you sidetracked, especially coming after the previous. A nice bass tune with guitar arpeggios in some detail of the soloist, turning all dark in the middle of the song.
9.-The fake. For just as if it is a fake ..... because at times like you're listening to a group of hard rock, sleazy, but with a dark and sinister voice. My voice even reminds me (in passing .....) at the same Alice Cooper. As a final album, is tremendous.
The last minute is an arpeggiated guitar passage on which one rides quiet and restful ... that leaves you calm.
And then leave and return to play.
Be sure to listen. I do not live the lose.