It’s hard to think about metal music in other parts of the world; it is a super western hemisphere sort of thing. But there’s a whole world out there, bud! And there’s metal in just about every part of it. And if you, like me, haven’t heard what grossly named Indian band Gutslit has to offer, buckle up. Gutslit’s guitarist Prateek Rajgopal has gifted the world with this masterclass of a playthrough for the song “From Ear to Ear”. This one is a doozy.
First off, the video is done in one take. No cuts. No edits. Prateek has total control of the song, he barely moves anything but his arms for the whole thing. The man’s technique is pretty much as close to flawless as it gets. Just look at those fingers fly! This might be one of the most (if not definitely the most) impressive playthroughs I’ve seen. It’s so crisp and crystal clear, it makes you wonder what this guy had to do to be able to play like this; It’s stunning.
“From Ear to Ear” comes off Gutslit’s second full-length album, Amputheatre. Grip it and rip it from their Bandcamp, along with other merch. If you like what you hear, go watch Gutslit slowly take over the metal world on their Facebook. Want more slit for your gut? They have an Instagram where you can stay up to date on all of their misadventures.