Cunter 20

Cunter 20
First you need to get past the name, then you need to get past the album cover. Originally named Hunter, the band were forced to change their name due to legal reasons. Taking the bad news in stride, they decided to make the change as abrasive as possible and Cunter were born. If you can overcome the fact they actually did this, you're in for a nice, short treat. Loudly wearing their influences on their sleeves, Cunter (featuring members of Moneen and Alexisonfire) pay homage to bands such as Bad Brains, with their brand of old school punk rock. Fast and gritty, they pound out ten songs in about 15 minutes ― long enough to sink in, but not too long that it becomes repetitive. Chunky riffs, harsh beats and Moneen bassist Erik Hughes's perfectly suited scream make for a great combination. "De(con)struction," the longest track, at just over two minutes, typifies the record and even adds a gnarly solo that gives another subtle texture to chew on. This is a very gritty album that smacks hard and ends before you can react. (Dine Alone)