REVIEW: KING PARROT – “Ugly Produce”
The beauty of metal music is its ability to channel your fear and rage into an outlet that keeps you from being a dick and driving a truck through a crowd of innocent people. If you have a burning itchy need to unleash your inner beast with a maelstrom of musical chaos, then get a hold of ‘Ugly Produce’ by King Parrot.
‘Ugly Produce’ is King Parrot’s third album and is set for release by Housecore Records on September 22nd. Over the course of ten tracks, the band spews a torrent of furious extreme music that blurs the lines between hardcore, grind, thrash, and death. The musical performance implies cunning, wit, and contempt through such tasty morsels as “All Hail The Grub”, “Numb Skull”, and “Disgrace Yourself”.
One of the most enjoyable songs on the new album is “Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five Pound Bag”. The comic futility that this song conjures is priceless. As Matthew Young screeches “Is this really what you want!?”, Wayne Slattery (bass) and Todd Hansen (drums) pound the question home with fierce determination.
Another stellar cut on ‘Ugly Produce’ is “Now it Stokes Frenzy”. Ari White and Andrew Livingstone-Squires use a combination of death metal inspired chainsaw guitar and menacing hardcore punk riffs to instill the sensation of mania. As a matter of fact, the whole album induces feelings of wildness.
First-time listeners expecting polished thrash or classic death metal should give this album a chance to settle within them. King Parrot is primarily a hardcore band who will use and abuse any musical genre that fits their purpose. The key element within ‘Ugly Produce’ is frantic sarcasm.
Third time’s the charm for King Parrot with the release of ‘Ugly Produce’. This album is packed with ten tracks geared to terrorize. Each song bristles with intensity and an undercurrent of insanity. The total package reeks of the pungent stench of sweat soaked hardcore music.