Bring out your humorous attitude and bongs because Scottish’s brutal death metal band Party Cannon are back and this time, they’ve brought the party and created some of the most sickest, hilarious samples and slams are back with 2017’s Gore House Productions release of Perverse Party Platter. This EP wouldn’t change your perspective view if their debut full-length Bong Hit Hospitalization wasn’t your cup of tea but Perverse Party Platter is the next continuation for this band as they’ve maintained the same style musically but some of these songs are somewhat better progressively. Their music is best described as “Party Slam” and while the logo looks like it came from a 90’s school lunch box the songs and brutality is what we all came for. From the monstrous death/grind vocals to the roaring, gagging, croaking horror behind the mic and a dexterous and murderous bunch manning the instrumental armaments, the band rampage and pound, grind and slam, swarm and slaughter, with bloodthirsty intensity the silly visuals and ridiculous song titles are used to grab your attention, but the substance of their material is as socially conscious as anything you’d expect to hear from this band.
Party Cannon match equal parts brutality with socially conscious subject matter on their latest EP, Perverse Party Platter. Guttural cookie monster growls, blast beats, token harmonic squeals, and general viscera spread across these five tracks with intestine wrapped abandon, and any of these five new tracks could go head to head with the likes of Disgorge or Devourment. And neither of those bands enjoy birthday cake the way that Party Cannon does. Skull splitters like “Fornicating in Ethically Sourced Fair Trade Chocolate” and the inspirational “Keg Crusher” are standouts in a room full of prom queens, but the entirety of Perverse Party Platter is an all around good time. Perverse Party Platter is a delightful treat for brutal death metal fans and don’t let the album cover fool you but the music is what grabs the listeners attention.
Overall Score: 8.5/10
Review by Jake Butler