A mind-dazzling record
Slam and death metal band, Party Cannon, was formed in 2010. From there, the band has released 11 albums—the most recent being Volumes of Vomit. On each track, lead singer Stony’s vocals remain authoritative while he sings throughout the album. Craig Robinson, Mike Mclaughlin and Chris Ryan’s guitar lines fill the atmosphere with face-smacking riffs, and drum patterns from Martin Gazur bleed insanity through his thunderous drum beats. Party Cannon definitely know how to have fun while creating their musical havoc.
The opening tune “Tactical Chunder” has a musical style that perfectly illustrates what slam and death metal sounds like. The instrumentation is powerful, partly because of how fast the music is. Each guitar riff and drum beat fills the atmosphere with an electric sound that can easily result in people head-banging along to the music. Also, the vocals play an important part because people want to hear and feel the powerful emotions the singer is talking about through his raspy shouts of anger. This track is performed well both vocally and instrumentally, and has the elements of slam and death metal.
The ever-crazy, “Nauseating and Unpalatable” gives a perspective on what kind of a vocalist Stony is. Throughout the entire song, his dominant and raspy vocals show how much hatred he has inside of himself. Again, Stony’s solid vocal performance can cause listeners to headbang while the music blares from the speakers. “Nauseating and Unpalatable” shows how crazy Stony can be through his grungy voice.
“60 Stone Threesome” is a blazingly righteous composition that has mind-blowing guitar playing from Robinson and Mclaughlin. Right off the bat, the surging noise of hard-hitting guitar riffs can be felt, while the music continues to create nonstop madness. Robinson’s and Mclaughlin’s guitar playing does keep things together by how both guitarists can perform deep and electrifying notes that are capable of shaking the veins of those who are listening.
Booming through the speakers, “Electric Soldier Porygon” has Gazur’s passion front and center due to how fast he can play on the drums. While listening, the sound of surging drum beats on a rapid tempo combines with smacks on the drum heads and cymbals and contributes to the lingering craziness from the rest of the band. Gazur is a skilled drummer on “Electric Soldier Porygon,” his drum beats giving the track a kick of epicness.
Closer, “The Dirty Bubble,” ends things with a bang, but the best part is Ryan’s bass guitar rumbling in the background. It is enjoyable to hear a musician who knows how to play basic riffs that can spark moments of vibrant danceability while the music continues to play, and the best part is feeling the bass guitar vibrating through the headphones. “The Dirty Bubble” is a beast that has amazing bass guitar playing from Ryan.
Party Cannon has their hands full with Volumes of Vomit, and the band knows how to keep making music that displays who they are through bold instrumentation and vocals.