There is nothing wrong with being chaotic, energetic, and very very quick. Normally I am trying to explain this to my girlfriend, but this time I am referring to Pig Destroyer. The grindcore legends are back with their newest offering Book Burner. I haven’t really listened to a lot of their stuff but when this was coming out the various metal websites and Liquid Metal were going ape waiting for it to drop. Well it was worth the wait as this is a fantastic work of dizzying metal awesomenss.
The reason why Book Burner is so good is that it defies its genre. The metal community has the burning desire to categorize everything and the break it down even further. Then break it down one more time. Grindcore is this strange concoction of thrash, punk, industrial, and noise. What sets Pig Destroyer apart from their contemporaries is that they seem to blend the styles together while others mash it. A lot of that has to do with Scott Hull’s guitars. He is a master riffsman that has some of the crunchiest tones this side of Dimebag.
It’s tough to do a normal review for Pig Destroyer. With the average song being a minute and a half long, it takes longer to type about the song than the actual song. To me some of the best tracks are “Eve” and “The Diplomat”. Both of those tracks are the most metal-like and will be an easy way for people to discover the band. There are also lots of sub-60 second tracks that serve as tasty appetizers til the “normal” track comes.
Book Burner is one of the best albums of the year. It has made me a Pig Destroyer fan and I think once you hear it you will be one too. I’m just mad that it took me this long to find out.
Final rating, I’d be happy paying…
$14.99-Regularly Priced CD
$9.99-Download from iTunes or Amazon
$5.00-wait for Amazon to have it on sale
$1.00-finding at a flea market, car wash, or pawn shop
$0-Not worth the drive space