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CD REVIEW: Kunk - Destroy the Weapon
By Cyrus Rhodes - 08/24/2011 - 12:45 AM EDT

Artist: Kunk
Album: Destroy the Weapon
Label: Independent Artist
Genre: Alternative Rock
Sounds Like: Incubus, Green Day, Chevelle
Technical Grade: 9/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 10/10
Commercial Value: 10/10
Overall Talent Level: 10/10
Songwriting Skills: 10/10
Performance Skill: 10/10
Best Songs: This City, Final Answer, Destroy the Weapon
Weakness: None
CD Review:

Kunk is an Alternative Indie Rock 3 piece band that hails from the UK. Their latest CD entitled Destroy the Weapon was released in 2011. Band members include: James Davey (Vocals, Guitar) Wayne Davey (Bass, Vocals) & Ritchie Hurren (Drums & Vocals).  

The CD kicks things off into high gear with solid garage rock vibe, “2 vs 1” a dynamic hard rocking guitar-driven groove that serves up driving rock rhythm meshed against emotionally charged vocal delivery & well placed harmonies. Track 2 “No Way” serves up another solid low end groove with punk rock musical flow coupled with hooky guitar riffs & impressive vocal finale from Davey. Track 3 my personal favorite “This City” shifts gears with its slithering musical intro eventually lending itself into a pulsating rock groove meshed with an infectious rock melody that flows & ebbs its way through to emotional fruition. As the CD unfolds I can hear many musical influences reminiscent of Soundgarden, Weezer, Filter, Green Day & even The White Stripes, Incubus & Chevelle. Right from the start you will notice Davey & company feel quite comfortable just letting it all hang out musically, not holding anything back. The overall musical vibe has a nice, raw punk indie feel to it. The guitar playing is rock solid across the board as he dishes out impressive guitar licks, rock solid rhythm guitar playing & a few mesmerizing solos. Davey’s voice goes down smooth & is full of passion, & recklessness abandon. Drummer Hurron pushes the natural accents well & delivers several high octane drum performances that fits the style of music perfectly. The musicianship from all members in the band has everything you would expect from a standard 3 piece delivery. The songs themselves are short & sweet musical experiences, each one possessing unique personality, flair, & signature groove – but they pack a powerful punch as well. From adrenalin soaked “Ready to Go” & “We’re not who you think we are” to rocking Fraction” & ”Final Answer” to heartfelt “Fade Away” this CD has something for just about everyone. The CD ends with “Outlines” the perfect finale statement for a CD like this.

I typically dedicate this paragraph to weaknesses found on the CD. As you can see I have nothing major to report.

In close Destroy the Weapon is an action packed production from start to finish. It’s strong suit – its raw feel almost as if you were watching a band play live in the studio. The songs are extremely melodic, passionate, & powerful & will no doubt get your adrenalin pumping.

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