All Pigs Must Die
God is War


4.0
excellent

Review

by wanderlust USER (7 Reviews)
March 7th, 2013 | 21 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. /Revelation 6:8/

From all the bands I have ever listened to, All Pigs Must Die stand out as being one of the most violently demented and eager to deliver hell. Much as their confrontational moniker suggests them being a brass-knuckled backhand to cops it’s in fact a reference to folk/post-punk band Death in June, but regardless of what the truth is, you probably shouldn’t wear their shirts if your uncle is a cop or your older sister a vegan. With a name that subtle it’s easy to tell what they sound like: Hardcore.

All Pigs Must Die definitely aren’t as straightforward as it may seem. They incorporate elements of grind, doom, death and even black metal into their primitive hardcore sound, creating a beast of an album. All Pigs Must Die by no means are genre-benders. They are here only to bring devastation, obliterate the week, call the doctors, then proceed to piss on their corpses when they arrive. All Pigs Must Die have the spirit and energy of the time when hardcore smelled bad, slept in vans, ate gas-station fast food to survive and played for a few local kids to earn money for gas, cigarettes and booze. Even if All Pigs Must Die don’t sound exactly like the bands of those times, the spirit is there. They fulfill the purpose, reminding you that hardcore is ANGRY.

Already by checking out the title of their latest relapse God is War, one must understand that they aren’t ***ing around. Obviously, lyrically they are dealing with two themes - Religion and war, and they are doing it in blunt fashion, sans cleverness, irony, or needlessly pretentious literary allusions. God is War is thirty-two minutes of pure, aggressive music, absent of the need to impress your average neighbor scene kids. God is War is a relentless blend of grinding riffs, blasts, d-beats and fierce shouting. There is no subtlety here and while other bands start gently - slowly leading you up to the finale, All Pigs Must Die take no prisoners and blast you like a freight train.

God is War has an excellent production value and every member of the band contributing with equal measures. There are no messy, indecipherable vocals, sloppy, muddy guitar tones, nonexistent bass, quiet drumming. Most importantly: no breakdowns, Gothenburg riffs and gang vocals about doing your best and believing in yourself. Life is *** for a lot of people right now, and even if you don’t think that all pigs must die, All Pigs Must Die are repeating back to you your most primal anger and seeking a reaction.



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Cormano
March 7th 2013


1382 Comments


I read about this guys on alt press, it said it was one of the heaviest albums to come out of 2011 or something like that, but I never checked it out, I think I might do that right now
good review, have a pos

demigod!
March 7th 2013


49295 Comments


i'll have to check this. i dug the EP they released a couple years back.

XfingTheSullen
March 8th 2013


4366 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Looks like something I'll be checking out!

wanderlust
April 16th 2013


308 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Check this out, people. Its better than the half of hardcore out there.

GnarlyShillelagh
Emeritus
May 22nd 2013


6385 Comments


ya band rules (cause ben)

Benc
July 13th 2013


64 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

*weak



Other than that, great review. I fucking love this album, as well as their new one.

XfingTheSullen
July 14th 2013


4366 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Very good stuff. I listen to it regularly

ToMMyMiL16
October 18th 2013


391 Comments


The intro to death dealer is so epic

Shuyin
October 18th 2013


13425 Comments


i like this one better than their debut

Digging: The Red Shore - Lost Verses

JokineAugustus
February 10th 2015


8734 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This never gets bumped it seems

Hawks
July 3rd 2015


68301 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Jamming this now still slays so hard. m/

Digging: Popiol - Zabobony

FearThyEvil
July 3rd 2015


16763 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Might listen to it again in a bit. Hawks, you jam any of my recs lately.

Hawks
July 3rd 2015


68301 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I gotta go back and look at them bro I completely forgot tbh hahaha.

FearThyEvil
July 3rd 2015


16763 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Haha it's all good, they're on your core list you made in April.

Hawks
July 3rd 2015


68301 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sweet bro thanks for the reminder. m/



Have you heard this one though? Intense shit.

FearThyEvil
July 3rd 2015


16763 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah I have, I don't know why I don't have it rated. Let me fix that

adr
July 3rd 2015


12005 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

their last one was better

FearThyEvil
July 3rd 2015


16763 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I agree

Hawks
July 3rd 2015


68301 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ehhhh they're pretty equal for me, but I'd choose this one if I had to pick.

torts
January 15th 2016


4300 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this bangs



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