Deep Throat Trauma – Go Deep Or Go Home EP

Rating: 3/5
Released: May 2017
Buy Album: https://abuserick.wixsite.com/deepthroattrauma
Band Website: https://www.facebook.com/deepthroattrauma/

BAND LINE-UP:

Lordurr – Vocals,
‘Hyper Death’ Princess Ree – Guitar,
Professor Daniel Gleeball – Bass,
Chronic Blasturbator – Drums.

TRACK LISTING:

1, Pulled Into Flesh
2. Rock ‘N’ Gore
3. Meat Sack Magic
4. Anal Thunder Butt Chunder
5. Ocliterated
6. Crack Open A Cold One

REVIEW

The art of a good EP is to hit the listener right between the eyes so that they’re knocked on their arse and immediately take notice. Doesn’t matter at what stage of your career you are, it’s a universal thing. Debuts or later releases, it doesn’t matter – make an impact, make an impression. Naturally, the general shortened length of an EP presents the extra challenge, so it’s arguable that extra effort is required but that doesn’t appear to be the case with amusingly-called DEEP THROAT TRAUMA.

“Go Deep Or Go Home” doesn’t make any apologies for its approach – a simple, blunt force trauma assault of the ears. Right from the off in “Pulled Into Flesh” the band’s stall is set out early: chunky riffs that split themselves between groove and thrash, with enough violent lyrical content to make even Corpsegrinder blush a wee bit. Now that’s how to make your impact on an EP.

In fairness, the violence seems to carry an air of tongue-in-cheek about it, especially when coupled with the madcap circus moments in “Meatsack Magic”, and the delightfully-titled “Anal Thunder But Chunder” (there’s an image for you…) But it’s the raucous closer “Rock ‘N’ Gore” where DEEP THROAT TRAUMA reach their nutty, malevolent peak. Weaving in a slight cock rock swagger to the latter stages conjures the spirit of an orgy of violence in the world’s most depraved circus (Cirque du Soleil this most certainly isn’t!)

So how does “Go Deep Or Go Home” fare; did the band plunge depths or depart? In terms of covering new ground in the genre, they’re at home with a pipe and slippers. But in creating a bonkers EP with a sense of fun and skull-cracking riffs, they’re plumbing new depths in spelunking gear and becoming one with their surroundings. You’ll certainly headbang a fair bit with this, and there may be a titter or two at some of the extremities along the way.

“Go Deep Or Go Home” will fare well in a pit and will certainly be of use to those looking for a fun time (easy…) DEEP THROAT TRAUMA toe a line between heads-down serious and tongue-in-cheek comedy, and mercifully keep it all balanced. There won’t be awards for originality but it’s a pleasant affair and a useful EP to shake the stresses of the day away.

REVIEW BY LEE CARTER
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