|Pig Destroyer Ranked|
i think fans either love or hate this record. I find it to be pretty poor myself. What puts this below their debut for me is the same problem: boring riffing and terrible production, except this time the tracks are way longer (one being 7 minutes long) and there is absolutely nothing on this record that justifies those run times.
Explosions in Ward 6
a disgustingly filthy-sounding album. What holds it back from being excellent is that the riffing isn't all that memorable and furthermore the production is so thick and raw the guitars just sound like noise the whole time and you literally can't hear any melody.
the point where the band started running out of ideas, although this album isn't nearly as bad as a lot of metalheads make it out to be. They try to make a return to form with short tracks and fairly simplistic riffing. The thing is, they executed this sound much better on previous records, so this record is just beating a dead horse essentially. Also the guitar mixing is really poor.
A slightly worse Prowler in the Yard. I feel that the cleaner production and sheer amount of technicality made this album fall short of an amazing grind release, but still, this thing rips and is chocked full of bangers any headbanger will love.
i think what puts this record slightly above Terrifyer is its heavier production as well as increasingly death-metal influences incorporated into their signature grind sound. The songs on this thing are also slightly longer than previous records and PD showcase they can pack their creativity into those longer tracks as well as the short barn-burners.
Prowler in the Yard
pretty obvious choice. I think what puts this album ahead of the 2 records proceeding it is the impact it made on the grind scene. Aside from that, this thing is chocked full of genuinely scary lyricism, catchy and nasty riffing, fantastic drumming, and horrifying high pitched screams.