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Turn It Up To 11: Sunneith Revankar of Bhayanak Maut

The Mumbai metal vocalist from Bhayanak Maut and Limit Zero picks five current favorites he’s cranking up

Rolling Stone India Apr 18, 2013
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Sunneith Revankar at the Rolling Stone Metal Awards 2012. Photo: Roycin D’Souza

The vocalist of metal band Bhayanak Maut provided vocals for Bengaluru prog metal band Limit Zero, alternative act 3 Sevens, prog metallers Skyharbor and was part of groove metal act Providence, which won him the Best Vocalist award at last year’s Rolling Stone Metal Awards. With Bhayanak Maut currently recording their upcoming album, Revankar picks songs that he has been playing in heavy rotation.

William Fitzsimmons ”“ “Fade and Then Return”

When I heard William Fitzsimmons for the first time, I felt like I found Christ. This was the song I heard. It still manages to stab me in the gut.


James Vincent McMorrow ”“ “We Don’t Eat”

McMorrow is one of the most underrated indie musicians out there along with [singer-songwriter] Sean Carey. This guy sounds like [Bon Iver frontman] Justin Vernon’s long lost brother.


Neurosis ”“ “The Tide”

A lot of people don’t like this album. Considering how difficult it must have been to follow Through Silver in Blood, they did exceptionally well on this one. Their 1999 album, Times of Grace, is one of my favorite sludge albums of all time.


Intronaut ”“ “The Way Down”

The new album is totally owning my playlist right now. I have this affinity for album closers. “The Way Down” is the best Intronaut song of all time, in my opinion.

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Cult of Luna ”“ “Vicarious Redemption”

This 18+ minute monster is one of the most intense songs I have heard. Right from the haunting, long intro, to the 7.34 mark where Zeus tears open the skies to consume poseurs alive, with Johannes Persson egging him on with, “Let kingdom come, Eternal order done.” If your eyes dont turn back into your head at the 11.36 mark, Ill eat my shoes.


[As told to Arunima Joshua]