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Metal music wears its love of extremity on its sleeve. But don't be fooled. There is no one right way to rock. For example, the drunks in Slashpine play black metal, which means they play as fast as they can. On the other end of the spectrum lie Beatriz Monteavaro and Gavin Perry, AKA Holly Hunt, a drum-and-guitar duo that embraces the slow, syrupy crawl of the epic, atmospheric genre known the world over as stoner metal.
The term itself is a little ambiguous and can refer to a multitude of approaches and techniques. As connoisseurs of brutality, Monteavaro and Perry are not content to simply re-create the formulas set before them but instead construct an impressively personalized sampling of their genre's history.
To break down stoner metal and offer a better idea of what to expect from this Saturday's Green Room showcase, here is a list of five essential ingredients that, mixed together, make something definitely edible in an auditory way: Holly Hunt.