Pig Destroyer
Terrifyer


5.0
classic

Review

by Braden378 USER (3 Reviews)
January 6th, 2013 | 31 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An essential grindcore album

I am by no means at all a fan of grindcore, but this album was very well praised and i thought i might check it out. I didnt really expect to enjoy the album as much as i did, but this album is truly incredible, definitely not something I would expect from this genre. Pig Destroyer are one of more popular and more accessible grindcore bands out there. I can assure this album won't be everybody's cup of tea, but if you enjoy heavy, thrashy music then there is a good chance you will enjoy this album. So let's get on get on to the actual review, shall we?

So why is this album so good? Well, many reasons first being that the album has 21 songs, and every single one of them is memorable. The songs are full of memorable heavy riffs that stick to you. In¬*almost every grind album I've listened to, all the songs seem to sound the same to me, but this is not the case here. Every song has it's own personality, and stands out from the other songs, and considering the large amount of songs on this album, that's pretty impressive. Every song on this album clocks in around 1 minute, the over all length being just over 30 minutes, so the tracks will fly by as your listening to the album. The album starts with a track titled "intro," and I will admit, this track scared the crap out of me upon my first listen of this album, and after that song ends you are thrown into the action as you are bombarded with 20 tracks of pure violence and aggression.

Another thing that really stands out are the lyrics. Their dark, gritty and some of the lyrics don't make much sense, but they leave a lot of room for interpretation. The album itself is very dark, heavy, and full of unrelentless energy, and does not let up for a second. This is in no way an "easy listening" album.¬*And the musicianship is phenominal. The drummer, Brian Harvey, can play at an inhumane speed, and he is honestly one of the best drummers out there in metal. The guitarist, Scott Hull, also contibutes a lot to this album, putting out thick, heavy, and very memorable riffs, and he shows that this band doesn't need a bassist to be heavy. ¬*On top of that, J.R Hayes vocals on this album are amazing as well. This guy screams at the top of his lungs and you can tell he is pissed off, the vocals perfectly compliment the music itself.

All the tracks are amazing but the ones that stand out the most are Gracedancer, Towering Flesh (my personal favorite PD song), Carrion Fairy, and Verminess. If you want to listen to grindcore music, this is a great album to start with, because not only is it easily the best grindcore album of all time, but it is up there as one of the best metal albums of all time. And yeah, I do realize I'm a PD fanboy, but I honestly don't care, this album kicks ass. I recommend you give this album a listen if you haven't already.


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Comments:Add a Comment 
GhettoHmbrglr
January 6th 2013


579 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sweet

sixdegrees
January 6th 2013


17096 Comments


let me guess this is the only grind you've heard ;)

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breakingthefragile
January 6th 2013


2956 Comments


Don't put "This is my first review so sorry if it sucks..." in the actual review itself. Put that in a comment if you really feel like you must include it somewhere.

"So I'm pretty sure the first thing you notice about this album is that it has boobs on the cover, and this is what caught my attention and made me want to listen to this monster of an album."

Just delete that sentence completely, I shouldn't have to explain why lol.

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XingKing
January 6th 2013


10596 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I don't like your review

Xenophanes
Emeritus
January 6th 2013


10594 Comments


not quite

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Propose
January 6th 2013


808 Comments


pos for rating

Braden378
January 6th 2013


11 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Ya looking at this review, I see where I screwed up...


RosaParks
January 6th 2013


14908 Comments


This is my first review so sorry if it sucks...

So I'm pretty sure the first thing you notice about this album is that it has boobs on the cover, and this is what caught my attention and made me want to listen to this monster of an album.

Scoot
January 6th 2013


17754 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

only grind that matters

sixdegrees
January 6th 2013


17096 Comments


hmm

RiffOClock
January 6th 2013


1049 Comments


agreed

TheSpirit
January 6th 2013


17847 Comments


yea

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ConcubinaryCode
January 6th 2013


2077 Comments


5'd because boobs

Mookid
January 6th 2013


1382 Comments


Okay album, the album art is nice though...

SadAndHolyGlow
January 6th 2013


1521 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Lots of spelling errors, but not too bad of a review.

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MikeC26
January 6th 2013


3181 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This goes hard yo

InbredJed
January 6th 2013


5891 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i know nothing about grind and a lot about thrash, and I love this album...

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ITsHxCTOASTER
January 6th 2013


2489 Comments


Everyone like you does

MikeC26
January 6th 2013


3181 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The douche is strong with this one

AdolfChrist
January 6th 2013


1763 Comments


"I am by no means at all a fan of grindcore"

then what the fuck are you doing reviewing a grindcore album? your opinion is useless.



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