9 Mar 2020

Louder Than War give Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs album Viscerals a 9/10 review

They say:

There are many strange things about Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs (Pigs x7 from hereon) who are releasing their third album Viscerals, but one of the oddest is how they have won such a big following from the 6 Music crowd who normally eschew an out and out rawk act.

Yet somehow they have done what so many great rock bands have failed to do and win broad appeal, which is even more impressive when you consider just how uncompromising this Geordie quintet’s sound is.

It’s been a seven-year road to this third album, and yet again there has been a definite step forward in ambition and songwriting from the critically acclaimed King of Cowards, but retaining their very Northern bloody mindedness. This might be because Pigs x7 only had about 20% of the album written before decamping to guitarist Sam Grant’s Blank Studios, so there is a live feel to the songs which captures some of the astonishing intensity of their shows.

Opener Reducer sets the tone as madcap vocalist Matt Baty’s roars out ‘ego kills everything’ over spacey guitars and solos from Grant and Adam Ian Sykes as their rock solid rhythm section John-Michael Hedley and drummer Christopher Morley lock down a tight groove...

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