Posted by RiffRaff
I was initially going to write a full review of Pig Destroyer’s new record, Book Burner, after picking it up based on the stellar reviews its been receiving and the fact that I enjoyed their earlier works. Unfortunately, while a superb slab of grind metal, there really isn’t enough to say to fill a whole review. Some albums I thoroughly enjoy and can write 1,000+ words on, others I enjoy just as much but just can’t muster up the words, as with Book Burner. Luckily they have the album on Bandcamp so I run my mouth (fingers) about it a bit under the guise of a Bandcamp posting.
Book Burner is stripped down to the core full wearing its full blast intensity on its sleeve and showing no qualms about it. There are no punches pulled and no filler to be found anywhere on the whole record. Each track is flat-out blunt and gets right to the point with their often under one or two-minute songs (only 3 songs breach the two-minute mark). It pretty much connects to your innermost primal rage and doesn’t let go for the duration of its run time. If you’re looking for some music to go on a rampage to, look no further than Book Burner. I also dug the hardcore punk bonus covers of bands like Minor Threat and Black Flag. That’s all I have to say really, it’s a great record and you should listen to it, even if you’re like me and grind really isn’t your thing. This is grind at its best. Give it a listen and check out the video for “The Diplomat” (which will most likely get a reprisal as my pick for Video of the Week) and share your opinion on the record. Enjoy! Peace Love and Metal!!!!
Posted by RiffRaff
Bless NPR and their constant quality of selections of music they cover and provide full album streams for. If you were to tell me 10 years ago that NPR would be covering underground extreme metal acts with high quality and researched articles and album streams I would have laughed my ass off. But lo and behold they have been quite consistent with providing some top-notch metal (as well as other genres of music). This week they are streaming the new Pig Destroyer album, Book Burner. To say that this album reaches the extreme ends of extreme is an understatement. In 32 minutes and 27 seconds Pig Destroyer perfectly personifies chaos delivering some of the most intense grindcore songs written since 2001’s Prowler in the Yard.
If you are in need of some music to accompany bouts of smashing your surroundings with a sledge-hammer, look no further than Book Burner. Click Here or on the album cover above to go to the album stream and let us know what you thought down in the comments. Enjoy! Peace Love and Metal!!!