30 Oct 2018
Bearded reviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards
Excellent second album from the Newcastle quintet sees them hone their sound to monumental effect.
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: King of Cowards (Rocket Recordings) When PigsX7 (let’s save time) emerged with their arresting debut album Feed the Rats in 2017, they turned quite a few heads. If their name didn’t get you, their mutant cacophony of sludge riffs and skyscraping volume did. With just three tracks, two of them topping fifteen minutes in length, they left an indelible mark in the short term memory and long term hearing of everyone they encountered.
They only gave us a year to let our ears stop ringing. Second album King of Cowards is here, and their power is undiminished. It is changed, though. PigsX7 now deal out their menace, their cranium-crinkling, chainsaw-swinging, eardrum-bleeding frenzy in shorter, yet somehow sharper shocks. We get six tracks this time, most of them reaching the eight minute zone, but they are bound together by a newfound discipline...
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