Label: Agonia Records
Release date: 9/10/2020
King Parrot – Brass tacks: Do you have seven-and-a-half minutes; like, do you take smoke breaks or just hang out in the office bathroom waiting for time to pass some more?
Do you like grindcore, especially when it’s cut with other genres like death metal and groove metal?
Do you know the band name King Parrot without confusing them for a psychedelic rock or pirate metal outfit?
If you answered yes to more than two of those (if you answered yes to number two, specifically,) then welcome to your new favourite burst of short deathgroovegrind with King Parrot’s Holed Up in the Lair. In this bit (and it is a bit) of rollicking good fun, you have the best parts of death metal, grindcore, hardcore punk and at times, fast-paced groove metal a-la Pantera and even thrash (Kick Up a Stink) mingling in the riff department; thicc, very organic-sounding and fast drums; and thrash-style shrieking vocals.
Holed Up in the Lair is four tracks, it’s seven minutes filled to the brim with unexpected twists and turns, alternating between styles (Blunder to Asunder), even managing to ramp it up to epic (Nor Is Yours.) With memorable riffs and an aftertaste that leaves you wanting more, I say go check it out, you will not be disappointed.
01. Banished, Flawed then Docile
02. Blunder to Asunder
03. Nor is Yours
04. Kick Up A Stink