Finding new alt-rock artists with authentic vision and an equally as refreshing sonic palette is no easy feat in 2022, but that just makes Munich’s most prodigal outfit, Gatuzz, even more aurally attractive.
Gatuzz was formed by Efrain Gatuzz before they made made their debut at the Munich Street Live Festival in 2018. Since, they have released two hard-indie-rock albums in the same vein as Alter Bridge, Chevelle, Richie Kotzen and the Winery Dogs.
In their 2021 album, Katharsis, the power trio’s sound becomes defined by the heavy overdriven guitars, the intensity of the percussion and the scuzz in the basslines. The standout single, Matter of Faith, is a high-vibe alt-rock triumph. Atop crashing percussion and buzzsaw riffs, the sweet and instantly endearing slightly poppy vocals drag you into the tumultuous furore while urgently relaying the impassioned lyrics.
Matter of Faith is now available to stream on Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast