The debut self-titled album from US death metal band, Pig’s Blood is out on June 30th via Godz Ov War Productions. Be prepared…
Pig’s Blood is an absolute assault on the ears, a guttural blood-letting that keeps drawing you back in no matter how hard you pull away. The deep, booming death metal attack of Misanthrope Absolute, Iron Justice & Taste the Fucking Poison may not be the most inspired sounding but it’s rabid sound is almost primal in style.
Torches of War & Retribution ups the ante somehow with a much more head-banging beat & pace. The fury is constant & the pain never-ending. Insanely heavy, the throat gurgling at the end of Retribution adds a layer of disgust to proceedings.
Death March Insanity turns that disgusting sound into a more forceful song but it is the weakest of the bunch so far. The constant noise is just exhausting & the worry begins to set in that we’ve heard everything the band has to offer.
Thankfully, Pig’s Blood recovers from the slight dip in quality with the fantastic, The Age of Endless War. The latter few songs are shorter & punchier numbers which fits the unbridled furious assault perfectly.
The raw & visceral album finishes on a trilogy of bludgeoning tracks, First Step in Making Things Right, Deniers of the Root & There Will be No Law. While there is no real surprises the slaughter just has you coming back for more.
Pig’s Blood is an incredibly angry record, filled with furious energy, the kind of of album that leaves you curled up in a ball in the corner.
Pig’s Blood – Pig’s Blood Full Track Listing:
1. Misanthrope Absolute
2. Iron Justice
3. Taste the Fucking Poison
4. Torches of War and Retribution
5. Rats (This World is a Sewer)
6. Death March Insanity
7. The Age of Endless War
8. First Step in Making Things Right
9. Deniers of the Root
10. There Will Be No Law
Pig's Blood - Pig's Blood (Godz Ov War Productions)
The Final Score - 7/10