Combining the sanctities of stoner rock and doom metal, Newcastle outfit Pigs x7 (their full band name is literally Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs) and their three-track debut EP Feed The Rats, released last year, clocking in at almost forty minutes, was a sensational record thanks to the eclecticism drawn from artists like Mastodon, Motörhead and Black Sabbath. But what Pigs x7 did most effectively is mould the groove and muffled guitar tones of stoner rock/metal bands like Kyuss and Acid Bath with the repetitive but captivating nature of doom metal bands like Conan and Celtic Frost. In effect, there was a lot going on in the music and the same can be said for their sophomore follow-up King Of Cowards released through Rocket Recordings like their debut.
This time round, the album length is the same give-or-take but the song times are shorter plus the material is as ferocious as before. Furthermore, former Gnod member Chris Morley replaces Ewan Mackenzie on the drums. Starting off with ‘GNT’, Pigs x7 add a flavour of early Wolfmother into the mix for head-banging effect, superseding the eerie guitar noises from the intro. The guitar riffs are thunderously earth-shaking and Matt Baty’s vocals somewhat mirrors those of Jon Davis of Conan...
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