Holly Hunt

Holly Hunt
Miami, Florida

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"It is rare in drone metal to find an outfit that can manage the careful and seamless balance of building the nods of annihilation whilst pirouetting into the proceedings from the sidelines and adding enough fresh and exciting nuances." -Tuff Gnarl

"Holly Hunt’s Gavin Perry and Beatriz Monteavaro indulge in excess. This new effort, Prometheus, is as titanic as its myth and it brings the fire." -Florida Geek Scene

"Like Cassius Clay hitting a speed bag with the heaviest Frankenstein boots on ever. Tops." -Mr. Entertainment

"Prometheus in three words: dense, majestic, spacious." -The Sleeping Shaman

"HOLLY HUNT’s songs are full of perfect sludge-filled moments that when high can act as magic portals into other parts of your imagination! All hail the power of the sludge, because HOLLY HUNT is my new drug!" -CVLT Nation

Year One:

"Holly Hunt’s fusion of various heavy and droning genres is a mind-bending trip into dizzying ecstasy." -The Dropp

"With this release Holly Hunt is capturing all the sonic intensity of their live shows and earlier recordings but with a more refined recording–one that embodies what’s great about heavy music in South Florida." -Hammer Smashed Sound

Year One, like any piece of art worth its salt, is a powerful 39-minute journey into the recesses of what makes the metal genre so incredibly enigmatic. -Steel For Brains

"Lumbering yet lithe, repetitive yet revealing, droning and meditative yet propulsive and elegantly psychedelic, at its core Year One is a bruising triumph of how to properly harness dynamics and total volume to create a cannon of riffs and tribal-tub-thumpery that creates the same feel as early OM might, were it channelled through Joe Preston's spleen. Far, far more than the sum of their two parts." -Toby Cook (The Quietus)

"Trust me, after this record is out, this band will be bigger than Jesus!" -Balazs Pandi

"That record rules. It is like giants moving across the land slowly." -Mr. Entertainment

"Some seriously epic, mesmerizing, melodic, metallic heaviness, most definitely essential listening for fans of Thrones, old Earth, Harvey Milk, Floor, Torche, Gore, and hell, even early Nirvana!!" -Aquarius Records

"Year One is a monolithic slab of instrumental head crush that'll leave you bruised and beaten, yet cosmically conscious." -Permanent Records

"Together, the Miami duo make wordless stoner metal from uncomplicated riffs and steady boom-crash rhythms, leavened by tones so viscous that you'll think you're swimming in them." -Grayson Currin (IndyWeek)


Holly Hunt is a two-piece instru-metal behemoth from South Florida. Drummer Beatriz Monteavaro (Floor, Cavity) and guitarist Gavin Perry capture the meditative power of repetition; the ecstatic joy of tempered variation; infinitely undulating riffage; psychedelic drone paired with rock n' roll rhythm - in full splendor.

In the grand tradition of Monteavaro's previous musical endeavors, Holly Hunt champions heavy metal's potential to transcend genre and become a physical experience. Though stripped down to the most bare essentials, the duo's innate technical chops, strong dialogue, and incredibly deep relationship to their gear produces a sound and style far beyond rudimentary tags like "heavy," "hard," or "brutal."


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