2 Oct 2018
Psych Insight reviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards
It’s a sign of the progress that Pigs x7 have made in the last couple of years that my review of the band’s previous album ‘Feed The Rats‘ has had more than twice as many hits on it this year than in the whole of last year, when it was released in January. This is a pretty much unique phenomena for this website. This development is also reflected in this new release which eschews the long improvisations of ‘Feed The Rats’ in favour of shorter and more riff-driven tracks which pack the sort of punch that the excellent exception ‘Sweet Relief’ did on the last outing.
In doing so, however, Pigs x7 have not lost the elements that make them such a great proposition. They are still full-on, with the exception of final track ‘Gloamer’, which really does come as a sweet relief after the barrage of sound of the rest of the set which, according to vocalist Matt Baty, came together almost by chance.
It’s not just the deadly sins that are in play here, there are a series of absolutely killer riffs which drive this album along with Baty’s distinctive vocals which help set Pigs x7 apart from the herd, and warrant the attention that they seem to be getting. Indeed, it is very difficult to understate just how heavy this band is… how dirty these tunes are… and how absolutely unmistakable their sound is. Here’s exhibit one...
See the full review here: Psych Insight