Melbourne grindcore and key player in the extreme metal scene, band King Parrot have released their second EP called Holed Up In The Liar. They are taking it on tour this year as they celebrate their 10 year anniversary. This is the second EP after three albums.
The opening track Banished, Flawed Then Docile wastes no time in getting straight into a fast, energetic and in your face song. Slowing the song down in the middle just accentuates how raw and in your face this song is. With a combination of blast beats and chugging this was a great way to start an EP. The following track Blunder To Asunder starts out with a groovy riff that really makes the dark bass tones stand out. You can tell the band has been together for 10 years with how tight the riffs in this song is. The chorus is catchy that you’ll want to scream along with. While only 1 min 30 seconds long it definitely feels longer, it makes you want it too.
In a genre that has so many bands sounding the same, King Parrot are able to stand out by not doing the same thing twice. Their vocalist Matthew Young has such a unique shriek, you’d be forgiven in thinking the vocals were doubled. King Parrot are tight knit in their playing in every song. With such energy, aggressiveness and attitude it’s no wonder they’ve been around for so long. Personally I would love to see King Parrot live.
The song that stands out for me is Nor Is Yours. The guitars at the beginning are panned left and right doing different parts with the bass and drums driving the tempo. It’s different to what a lot of other bands do in the same genre. Matthew Young’s vocals are shrieked with such conviction it’ll give you goosebumps.
For fans of metal, thrash metal and grindcore
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Release Year: 2020
Label: Agonia Records
Reviewed by HaychBee