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Pigs - You Ruin Everything review


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Band: Pigs
Album: You Ruin Everything
Release date: 2012

01. Give It
02. Whitewash
03. Massive Operator Error
04. Drained
05. Outburst Calendar
06. Contrition Dilemma
07. Scrum
08. Small c Celebrity
09. Mashantucket
10. At Least It's An Ethos pt.1
11. At Least It's An Ethos pt. 2

It's always a helpful thing when the cover art for an album does a good job matching the music underneath it. A metal newbie scrolling through a stack of metal discs in his local record shop for the first time could conceivably look at, say, Burzum's first album and just know that the music resting under the dark, foggy album art will be the foggy and dark product of an up-and-coming wannabe fascist, fuckwitted "racialist" youth, and purchase the annoyingly brilliant thing promptly. A good enough sort of deal, if you ask me. Then say that that same metal newbie scrolls past this album here after that. He could probably just tell that the music, like the dirty-ass clowns on its cover, will be disturbing and awesome.

And waddayano. It is disturbing. And awesome.

Being that Pigs is the side-project of the guitarist from the noise rock group Unsane, it makes sense then that this thing sounds quite a bit like an Unsane record. It's noisy, dirty, ugly, sludgey, and will pummel you back into the dust the Quran teaches us we all originally were.

Mean that in the best way possible. Shit will get wrecked to shit when you put this album on here.

…Or, at least, for the first few tracks you spin, it will.

Biggest problem here is ultimately the lack of variation. Not stylistic variation--seeing as the Pigs style is the tits, there would be no point in wanting any of that--it's just the songs here all end up sounding more or less the same. Yeah, they sound rotten and excellent, but after 10-15 minutes of so much similar-ness, the constant pounding into dust gets a little annoying. Listen to this all the way through and you shouldn't be surprised if you wake up from a daze with a suicide note and a broom in your fists.

But that's the biggest gripe I have with this. It's a big one, yeah, but it just shows Pigs have their shit down to a science. If you enjoy dirty sludged-out noisy rock, you'll dig this (or, at least, some of it). End of story.


Written on 13.07.2012 by Wormdrink's real name is George and he's an American.


Comments: 9   Visited by: 316 users
13.07.2012 - 18:11
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Sounds like a Hoot, checking now.
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13.07.2012 - 18:27
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
Burzum's first album ... will be the foggy and dark product of an up-and-coming wannabe fascist

I don't see how that can be deduced from the album cover.
13.07.2012 - 18:48
Mr. Doctor
Written by Carl Berg on 13.07.2012 at 18:27

Burzum's first album ... will be the foggy and dark product of an up-and-coming wannabe fascist

I don't see how that can be deduced from the album cover.

That shadow is totally doing a sieg heil.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
13.07.2012 - 20:05
Came for the album art. Clowns freak me the fuck out, in a good way.
Great review, sounds like something I might enjoy. Going to check this out.
13.07.2012 - 20:10
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook

Hot damn I love this, the noisey bass line just gets to me :')
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13.07.2012 - 20:11
Is thar Ronald McDonald on the art cover? Great Review
14.07.2012 - 12:36
Derelict Earth
Great stuff and I'm not even into sludge !
15.07.2012 - 04:32
Coconut Racecar
This isn't the same before anyone yells at me for saying this. But Helmet is one of my favorite bands ever, and a big part of the reason is that dirty unhindered sound they've sustained throughout most of their work. And that dirty unhindered sound is also present here. I think I'm really going to enjoy this band
16.07.2012 - 11:42
I youtubed this and found it pretty damn enjoyable. Plus, the album cover is definitely a shoe-in for Cover of the Year.

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