25 Sep 2018

Line of the Best Fit reviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards


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King of Cowards
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
8/10

Have Pigs x 7 released the UK rock album of the year?

Before you first step into the latest effort by heretical Newcastle sludgers Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, you’re struck by its relative brevity.

Now, with four of six tunes stacking up to over 6 minutes each, time doesn’t exactly pass by in a pinch on King of Cowards, but 2017’s Feed The Rats, with its lumbering bookend tracks clocking in at around 20 minutes apiece, was in desperate need of the scalpel. Spread across fewer, gnarlier parts, King of Cowards adds up to a stronger statement from a good-time band, simply because there’s more of what counts: riffs.


But this good-time band has a guilty conscience. On opener "GNT", the titular king of cowards slumps on his couch before the news, a menagerie of grisly death and cosmic misery: “I feel fine in my house” he concludes. It’s all too easy to visualise ourselves as the cursed monarch, slumped on a self-made trash throne like a Dark Souls II arch foe, eyes closed to the putrified world seeping in through shut curtains. “Demons are easy to love”, bellows Matt Baty on the next track "Shockmaster", finding commonality between listener and speaker in blissful inaction...

See the full review here: LotBF

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