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Album Reviews : 9 Foot Super Soldier – Party Violence

By on August 13, 2019

9 Foot Super Soldier is set to unleash their sophomore release entitled Party Violence later this month. 

‘Party Violence’ is a term the band have used to describe their sound for some time now and is a fitting title for the new release –  Crossover ‘Party’ Thrash meets the abrupt intensity of Power Violence and you’re not far off what this band set out to deliver. Alternatively, think about being force-fed funnels at a party and you’re probably not far off the mark too!

When I reviewed the bands debut release ‘Cheap beer and $2 thongs’ I cited albums like M.O.D’s U.S.A for M.O.D & Municipal Waste’s Art of Partying as similar vibes, and this again rings true, although by the time you’ve spun this album (yes its available on vinyl so can be legitimately spun), its clear that 9FTSS can stand on their own and are ready to make their mark in a big way. 

Humour in Aussie metal works when it’s done well – (think Whoretopsy, Dead Kelly and some of the King Parrot vids), but done badly and it can be cringy AF. Luckily then 9ft’s lyrics are hilarious and they’re set to nothing but golden thrash/grind RIFFS –  these guys are onto a winner! Just try not to smirk/headbang (smirkbang?) along to tracks like Dude Likes to Party, Morning Coffee, Arms Rest Arms Race, Pit Happens or xHxMxFxHx. All gold and all packed full of riffs. Did I mention riffs?

16 tracks might scare you on first glance, but when most of these little ditties are 1- 1.5 mins of pure riff-o-rama and LOLs, this album does not drag at all. The playing is super tight and the production is top-notch.

Going out on a limb here but this album is in my top 10 of the year, its that good. Strongly recommended for fans of Iron Reagan, S.O.D, Municipal Waste, M.O.D, King Parrot.

Party Violence is a complete package, so if you’re after quality riffs and a chuckle or two, keep your eyes on this new release.

Band: 9 Foot Super Soldier
Album: Party Violence
Year: 2019
Genre: Thrash / Crossover
Label: Independent
Origin: Australia


Chris is a long time metal enthusiast and advocate for Australian heavy music scene. Chris grew up in Perth, Western Australia and is a past member of modern melodeath act Let's Kill Uncle. Currently residing in London, UK.