Subcategories

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Viscerals (2020)

Posted By: delpotro
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Viscerals (2020)

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Viscerals (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 255 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 89 Mb | 00:38:38
Stoner Rock | Label: Rocket Recordings

“I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig” reasoned George Bernard Shaw. “You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.” True to form, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have left the wiser of us aware that they are no band to be messed with. In the seven years since this band’s inception, the powerful primal charge at their heart has been amplified far beyond the realms of their original imagination. What’s more, no one has been more taken aback by this transformation than the band themselves.

This culminated recently at a sold-out show at London’s renowned former fleapit Scala “That was the first gig where we were properly smacked with a feeling that something had shifted” reflects vocalist Matt Baty. “Something big and bold and positive. I felt quite overwhelmed with emotion at one point during that show. I’m not sure anyone paid to see me cry onstage, but I was close.”

This upward trajectory has done nothing to make the Newcastle-based quintet complacent however, as they’ve used the cumulative force behind them as fuel for their most ambitious and hard-hitting record yet. ‘Viscerals’, their third proper is an enormous leap forward in confidence, adventure and sheer intensity even from their 2018 breakthrough ‘King Of Cowards’. Incisive in its riff-driven attack, infectiously catchy in its songcraft and more intrepid than ever in its experimental approach, ‘Viscerals’ is the sound of a leaner, more vicious Pigs, and one with their controls set way beyond the pulverising one-riff workouts of their early days.

Whilst the fearsome opener ‘Reducer’s battle cry “ego kills everything” brings a philosophical bent to its Sabbathian abjection, elsewhere ‘Rubbernecker’ may be the most melodious ditty this band has yet attempted, redolent of the debauched swagger of Jane’s Addiction. Meanwhile the sinister sound-collage of ‘Blood And Butter’ delves into jarring abstraction anew, ‘New Body’ countenances a bracing Melvins-and-Sonic-Youth demolition derby and - perhaps most memorably of all - the perverse banger ‘Crazy In Blood’ marries MBV-ish guitar curlicues in its verses to a raise-your-fists chorus worthy of Twisted Sister or Turbonegro.

Yet Pigsx7 have effortlessly broadened their horizons and dealt with all these new avenues without sacrificing one iota of their trademark eccentricity, and the personality of this band has never been stronger. “We’re a peculiar bunch of people - a precarious balance of passion, intensity and the absurd” notes Baty. Indeed, locked into a tight deadline in the studio, the band were forced to rally forces and to throw everything they had into created as concise and powerful a statement as could be summoned forth. “We booked dates in Sam’s studio before we’d written 80% of the album” reveals guitarist Adam Ian Sykes “We definitely thrive under pressure. It’s stressful but that stress seems to manifest itself in a positive way”.

Yet for all that this record is the most far-reaching yet, its ability to get down to the nitty-gritty of the human condition is implicit from its title outwards. “Viscerals is reflection of many things I guess” says guitarist Sam Grant, whose Blank Studios was the venue in question for the band (whose rogues gallery is completed by bassist John-Michael Hedley and drummer Christopher Morley). “It’s the internal; it’s our health and physicality; it’s bodily and unseen; it’s essence that forgoes intellect; and it’s not a real word!”

“At times it feels like we’re on a playground roundabout and there’s a fanatical group of people pushing it to turn faster” reckons Baty. “Then when it’s at peak speed they all jump on too and for just a few minutes we all feel liberated, together.” Such is the relentless momentum of this unique and ever-porcine outfit; hedonists of the grittiest and most life-affirming ride in the land, and still the hungriest animals at the rock trough.
Tracklist:
1. Reducer (04:27)
2. Rubbernecker (04:27)
3. New Body (07:09)
4. Blood and Butter (01:39)
5. World Crust (03:08)
6. Crazy in Blood (05:12)
7. Halloween Bolson (09:00)
8. Hell's Teeth (03:32)

–––––––––––-

DON'T MODIFY THIS FILE

–––––––––––-

PERFORMER: auCDtect Task Manager, ver. 1.6.0 RC1 build 1.6.0.1
Copyright © 2008-2010 y-soft. All rights reserved

ANALYZER: auCDtect: CD records authenticity detector, version 0.8.2
Copyright © 2004 Oleg Berngardt. All rights reserved.
Copyright © 2004 Alexander Djourik. All rights reserved.


FILE: 4 - Blood and Butter.flac
Size: 8163357 Hash: C78171CCC60F528BBAA9F699E7CD7F2E Accuracy: -m8
Conclusion: CDDA 100%
Signature: 7E8B6F355785CB10D81CA3F7332BDC12867B99F5
FILE: 3 - New Body.flac
Size: 49094617 Hash: 41FB4D73F3258C909F8320BA0D8E1E04 Accuracy: -m8
Conclusion: CDDA 100%
Signature: 8F053C20BA1D740F11EB72FD71361ED82990B9A4
FILE: 2 - Rubbernecker.flac
Size: 31003658 Hash: 25096D091F6C7830989ADCEB8DA4DA27 Accuracy: -m8
Conclusion: CDDA 100%
Signature: D32BBC04F077D8D15A7742B6A881BDE7FE04AA29
FILE: 1 - Reducer.flac
Size: 32047801 Hash: 24AA566EC3FDEC008B9C06148D593BBD Accuracy: -m8
Conclusion: CDDA 100%
Signature: B9B313B89E582013DEF5612DA940FFC1B9BDEEA7
FILE: 8 - Hell's Teeth.flac
Size: 25437711 Hash: A588C08EA652CCB3A5C87D44829CD439 Accuracy: -m8
Conclusion: CDDA 99%
Signature: A7CCDC417D40EFBDF68AA8B09D7F05FD094C10ED
FILE: 7 - Halloween Bolson.flac
Size: 62115970 Hash: 972EFD176CB889BF24A128641FCD1A41 Accuracy: -m8
Conclusion: CDDA 100%
Signature: 4664B74979E9865BE285E3C772DAFA7A21267381
FILE: 6 - Crazy in Blood.flac
Size: 36568878 Hash: 2ABA0EE8CB5868F299FD3ECC4E60FB24 Accuracy: -m8
Conclusion: CDDA 99%
Signature: 556B85C141BF75F1524F3B9CAE619AC7E6F0A8F8
FILE: 5 - World Crust.flac
Size: 22422276 Hash: 06D310A02940D124A56FD39E86DE518A Accuracy: -m8
Conclusion: CDDA 100%
Signature: 8FE51BCD98D043E4BC0DF09AB7CA67C71499C1D4