22 Apr 2020

Sydney Morning Herald reviews Viscerals by Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs

They say:

With modes of distraction currently in high demand, now is as good a time as any for one’s senses to be clobbered by the ferocious riffs of doom-laden stoner rock, and the fierce, guttural scream of Matt Baty, frontman of this Newcastle-Upon-Tyne five-piece known colloquially as Pigsx7. With their third album, the band has settled into the sound established on 2018’s King of Cowards, and moved further away from the impenetrable relentlessness of their three-track 2017 debut Feed the Rats. The brutality remains, yet, as with King of Cowards, something faintly bluesy drifts in and out of these high-octane songs (Rubbernecker and Halloween Bolson being highlights), begging comparison with Black Sabbath and Hawkwind – alternatively, imagine Pink Floyd’s rare foray into heaviness, The Nile Song, as the basis for a band’s entire oeuvre. An accomplished musicality is also on show, as you would expect of a band with two members who play with the peerless Richard Dawson. Viscerals straddles the ever-vague line where hard rock ends and metal begins; fans of either will be enthralled by its blunt, emotional cacophony. 4/5

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