Dead Set (Housecore)
Reviewed by Michael Toland, Fri., Aug. 14, 2015
Australian hellraisers King Parrot made grindcore their bitch two years ago. Second LP Dead Set picks up where Bite Your Head Off left off, spewing sizzling Tourette's-core like an axe maniac on meth. Matt "Youngy" Young both yowls like a were-panther and shrieks as if he's its terrified victim. Similar to fellow Melbourners Blood Duster, the Parrot squawks a sense of humor, too, with Young as the world's most inappropriate party guest on the thrashcore of "Hell Comes Your Way" and "Home Is Where the Gutter Is." Cheerfully deranged, King Parrot keeps a grin on your face to go with its fist.