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Release date: 22 October 2012
Style: Grindcore

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7.8 | 58 votes

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14 want it


Disc I
01. Sis
02. The American's Head
03. The Underground Man
04. Eve
05. The Diplomat
06. All Seeing Eye
07. Valley Of The Geysers
08. Book Burner
09. Machiavellian
10. Baltimore Strangler
11. White Lady
12. The Bug
13. Iron Drunk
14. Burning Palm
15. Dirty Knife
16. Totaled
17. Kamikaze Heart
18. King Of Clubs
19. Permanent Funeral

Disc II [bonus]
01. Depression [Black Flag cover]
02. Wolfs Blood [Misfits cover]
03. Lights Out [Angry Samoans cover]
04. Can't Tell No One [Negative Approach cover]
05. Deny Everything [Circle Jerks cover]
06. Betray [Minor Threat cover]
07. Who Are You? [Void cover]

Lyrics (19)


Line-up
J.R. Hayes - vocals
Blake Harrison - noise
Scott Hull - guitars
Adam Jarvis - drums

Guest musicians
Richard "Grindfather" Johnson - vocals
Katherine Katz - vocals


Additional info
The deluxe editions each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled "The Atheist", penned by frontman JR Hayes.

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BoxCar Willy - 18.05.2012 at 02:12  
  Do want.
Alex Fenger - 14.09.2012 at 00:52  
Rating: 6
Sounds pretty good
Mr. Doctor - 14.09.2012 at 01:02  
 
Written by Alex Fenger on 14.09.2012 at 00:52
Sounds pretty good


Good riffs, good vocals..... Did not like the drumming. The style is fine (although isn't nearly as good as Harvey's but can't blame the dude for that). It's the sound itself which isn't too good specially compared to all their previous works which have a perfect sound. Damn, the very ending is specially weird sounding :\
Angelic Storm - 14.09.2012 at 01:52  
  I gave this band a thorough listen for the first time yesterday, and this sounds quite a lot different from "Prowler In The Yard"... I like the riffing in this song a lot, but the production and overall sound lacks the visceral and terrifying atmosphere conjured up on that album. Also, the lack of bass is glaringly obvious on better produced grind such as this, whereas the lack of it wasn't really noticeable on "Prowler In The Yard" (and indeed, it wasn't necessary on that album either.) I think for this new album, they definitely should have utilised a bass. However, I still liked what I heard enough that I am quite looking forward to checking out this album.
@gent_-_orange - 14.09.2012 at 02:30  
  Sounds very stripped down, The guitar doesn't have as much punch as their previous efforts and the lack of bass is quite obvious (as said above) Overall a good song though, Looking forward to the album.
Mr. Doctor - 14.09.2012 at 13:43  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 14.09.2012 at 01:52

I gave this band a thorough listen for the first time yesterday, and this sounds quite a lot different from "Prowler In The Yard"... I like the riffing in this song a lot, but the production and overall sound lacks the visceral and terrifying atmosphere conjured up on that album. Also, the lack of bass is glaringly obvious on better produced grind such as this, whereas the lack of it wasn't really noticeable on "Prowler In The Yard" (and indeed, it wasn't necessary on that album either.) I think for this new album, they definitely should have utilised a bass. However, I still liked what I heard enough that I am quite looking forward to checking out this album.


While checking out Terrifyer and Phantom Limb (and the big compilation that has the debut+demos+splits+extra stuff) you'll notice that in no one of those albums the lack fo bass was even remotely a problem. This is a recent thing and I'm slightly worried tbh. In all previous works the lack of bass was fixed with help of a heavy and massive sound on the guitars and also a good sound for the drums... Like I pointed out in my previous post: I'm not a big fan of the drums here as the sound doesn't cover the lack of bass as it used to do and the guitars sound a bit thinner which doesn't help. They definitely need to listen to their own Terrifyer (which is probably their heavist in terms of sound) in order to remember how to make a truly heavy album with no bass.
Angelic Storm - 15.09.2012 at 11:44  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 14.09.2012 at 13:43
While checking out Terrifyer and Phantom Limb (and the big compilation that has the debut+demos+splits+extra stuff) you'll notice that in no one of those albums the lack fo bass was even remotely a problem. This is a recent thing and I'm slightly worried tbh. In all previous works the lack of bass was fixed with help of a heavy and massive sound on the guitars and also a good sound for the drums... Like I pointed out in my previous post: I'm not a big fan of the drums here as the sound doesn't cover the lack of bass as it used to do and the guitars sound a bit thinner which doesn't help. They definitely need to listen to their own Terrifyer (which is probably their heavist in terms of sound) in order to remember how to make a truly heavy album with no bass.


I haven't listened to those albums yet (though I probably will over the course of this weekend. lol ), but the lack of bass wasn't even something I noticed on "Prowler In The Yard". The production on this new song is very clear and clean (at least for grind anyway!), and with production of that type, it's much harder to mask something such as the lack of bass. The guitar needs to have a much heavier low-end to compensate for the lack of bass on a much more cleanly produced album such as this one appears to be. But the guitar sound is far from "full" enough to be up to the task here. It's a shame, cos the riffs themselves are really good, but I think it would have benefitted from either a rawer production, or utilising a bass. The sound is a bit empty and sparse, which doesn't do the riffs justice. I suspect the riffs and songs will be able to shine through the production though, I hope so anyway!
Tiago Rocha - 18.09.2012 at 17:10  
  I am actually very worried based on what i've heard so far from this record. It doesn't sound so heavy and concise like their previous ones. It sounds soft in a strange way i can't explain... My be the lack of bass i don't know... But a PD record should always be listened from top to bottom in its entirety so i'll wait. I've been expecting this album for a long time and now i'm scared as I didn't like none of the sounds that came out so far...
Mr. Doctor - 19.09.2012 at 00:43  
 
Written by Tiago Rocha on 18.09.2012 at 17:10

I am actually very worried based on what i've heard so far from this record. It doesn't sound so heavy and concise like their previous ones. It sounds soft in a strange way i can't explain... My be the lack of bass i don't know... But a PD record should always be listened from top to bottom in its entirety so i'll wait. I've been expecting this album for a long time and now i'm scared as I didn't like none of the sounds that came out so far...


I can definitely understand how you feel. I've waited a long time for this album too specially because all their previous work is pure gold to me and to be perfectly honest: To me they are the best grindcore band I've ever heard... At least in those works. You are right on the fact that PD's strength is in the overall product, never in specific songs so the best thing I can do is wait and try to keep my expectations as low as possible.
BlueMobius - 09.10.2012 at 00:21  
Rating: 8 Baltimore Strangler track:
http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-pig-destroyer-premiere-new-song-baltimore-strangler.html
Pazdzioch - 09.10.2012 at 20:20  
  It might not be as brilliant as their other releases (haven't heard "Explosions In Ward 6" yet). But it's still by far my favorite grindcore album of the year. Strong 8/10.
BlueMobius - 15.10.2012 at 19:59  
Rating: 8 Streaming in its entirety now:
http://www.npr.org/2012/10/14/162728112/first-listen-pig-destroyer-book-burner
Gonzo666 - 22.10.2012 at 03:54  
Rating: 10 10/10 Absolute perfect in my eyes. Although I'm already a super fucking big pig destroyer fan. Has been playing a whole lot this past couple weeks.
BlueMobius - 22.10.2012 at 23:17  
Rating: 8 Picked up the deluxe edition today with the bonus short story (haven't read that yet), and the album is definitely good. I was a little worried from the singles released, but It's always hard hearing short grindcore songs and trying to figure out your expectations for an album based on that. All together it's pretty much the same from the band, maybe not quite as good as the last two releases, but it's still good.
Mr. Doctor - 22.10.2012 at 23:21  
 
Written by BlueMobius on 22.10.2012 at 23:17
I was a little worried from the singles released, but It's always hard hearing short grindcore songs and trying to figure out your expectations for an album based on that. All together it's pretty much the same from the band, maybe not quite as good as the last two releases, but it's still good.


This words are basically what I felt about this album from the first few songs and after I heard the entire album.
It's great stuff, not as great as the previous albums but it's definitely an album that deserves to be among their other albums!
Lit. - 23.10.2012 at 18:13  
  Will this top Liberteer's effort as Grindcore of the year for me?
We shall see.
!J.O.O.E.! - 23.10.2012 at 18:18  
Rating: 6 Listening to this now and I'm not liking it. Production is flat and uninteresting as can possibly be (and extremely brickwalled to my ears) and the songs seem kinda plodding, no chaos or anything. It just seems so contained and polite. Listening to Terrifyer back and forth really reveals the problems of this record.
-DC-002- - 25.10.2012 at 07:00  
  This is a really cool album and much more interesting grind album compared to another well known band's recent release. It is not as good as Terrifyer or Phantom Limb... or Prowler in the yard.. Still a competent album though for sure.
Alex Fenger - 26.10.2012 at 17:14  
Rating: 6 I liked it. Not really amazing though
Rulatore - 27.10.2012 at 03:39  
Rating: 9 I really don't know what's wrong with this one, it's my first album of them and I'm fucking loving it
helofloki - 27.10.2012 at 05:32  
Rating: 9 After a couple spins I like this a lot. Production is stripped down, but clear. It's not devastating like Phantom Limb or Terrifyer, but it's more vicious like Prowler in the Yard and Explosions in the Ward. The songs all kick ass, I love the return to the shorter form. Very groovy, yet some serious straight grind on here.
BlueMobius - 30.10.2012 at 05:30  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 23.10.2012 at 18:18

Listening to this now and I'm not liking it. Production is flat and uninteresting as can possibly be (and extremely brickwalled to my ears) and the songs seem kinda plodding, no chaos or anything. It just seems so contained and polite. Listening to Terrifyer back and forth really reveals the problems of this record.


What kind of sound system are you listening to this on?
Frankthetank727 - 02.11.2012 at 05:11  
Rating: 10
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 23.10.2012 at 18:18

Listening to this now and I'm not liking it. Production is flat and uninteresting as can possibly be (and extremely brickwalled to my ears) and the songs seem kinda plodding, no chaos or anything. It just seems so contained and polite. Listening to Terrifyer back and forth really reveals the problems of this record.


It's because the guitars are most likely completely digital. I know Scott Hull engineers, produces, and usually mixes/masters their stuff at his studio, so my guess would be all the guitars are done direct in, and the drums are probably recorded in a small room. The fact that it sounds so clean and so perfect leads me to think that. This could be why it sounds thin (or flat as you say) and uninteresting because there is simply no life to it. Digital recording isn't always bad, but sometimes this can be a problem. Normally I don't like this either, but on this record it didn't bother me as much. Or maybe just the music was just so damn good that I didn't really care. Sometimes music requires the tight, clean sound and sometimes it requires a more analog, trashier, or "less perfect" sound. Either way, I don't feel like it detracted from the album too much. The more I listen, the more I find this might become my favorite PD album.
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.11.2012 at 05:37  
Rating: 6
Written by Frankthetank727 on 02.11.2012 at 05:11

It's because the guitars are most likely completely digital. I know Scott Hull engineers, produces, and usually mixes/masters their stuff at his studio, so my guess would be all the guitars are done direct in, and the drums are probably recorded in a small room. The fact that it sounds so clean and so perfect leads me to think that. This could be why it sounds thin (or flat as you say) and uninteresting because there is simply no life to it. Digital recording isn't always bad, but sometimes this can be a problem. Normally I don't like this either, but on this record it didn't bother me as much. Or maybe just the music was just so damn good that I didn't really care. Sometimes music requires the tight, clean sound and sometimes it requires a more analog, trashier, or "less perfect" sound. Either way, I don't feel like it detracted from the album too much. The more I listen, the more I find this might become my favorite PD album.

That sounds very logical to me. This record does lack a natural and organic feel to it, which doesn't sit too well with me. I love my cybergrind, Agoraphobic Nosebleed is my fave grindcore band in fact, but somehow this has a fabricated sound which I can't get on board with.

This being said, I literally just saw this band a few hours ago and they blew me away, so all is forgiven really
Cynic Metalhead - 18.12.2013 at 20:18  
Rating: 8 This album featured on my tab again and gave a spin.

Well, I thoroughly enjoyed the record and to my surprise I came more close to this album and genuinely liked this album. Apart from minor glitches, this album is fantastic. They also smartly picked up "great" covers and was a tasteful addition to the album. Overall, its fantastic.

I strongly feel Pig Destroyer is one of those bands where they maintained their legacy and continuing them fantastically.
deadone - 19.12.2013 at 01:08  
Rating: 8 Cynic Metalhead, I agree it's an awesome album.

I'm not a Pig Destroyer fan or even a Grindcore fan, but Book Burner was one of my favourite albums of 2012. It somehow manages to get everything right.

I probably liked it so much cause they focus on songs as opposed to just mindless blasting like so many other bands.

I didn't mind Prowler in the Yard but it wasn't something I'd go out of the way to listen to.

Book Burner on the other hand is something I look forward to spinning.

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