27 Sep 2018
Echoes and Dust reviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: It’s a pain in the arse isn’t it, that name? Even Pigsx7 has so many hard consonants it is tiresome. Up until now, liking Pigsx7 has been a tough job all over, only for the committed noise freak. Enjoying their debut Feed the Rats in one sitting could be worn as a badge of honour. The majority of that album, consisting of just three tracks, was like tipping yourself into a never ending vortex of anguish. An almost shapeless aural horror, you have to submit yourself to it’s punishments and ride the riffs with no idea of when you’ll come up for air. The one moment of near clarity was the single (hah!) ‘Sweet Relief’, which distilled the Sabbathian misery and Motorhead stomp into a bite-sized portion and managed to get some daytime radio play. Essentially, up to this point the Pigsx7 have been a jam band who put some sounds down for Rocket Recordings and with ‘Sweet Relief’ maybe saw a new way forward.
And so to King of Cowards and six whole new tracks, all of them under nine minutes long, all displaying a new focus, a broadening of their sound and a few revelations about just what makes them tick...
Read the full review here: E&D