Any time I hear the term “Supergroup”, it scares me. In so many instances, it ends up being comprised of musicians that have gained your respect through prior efforts, but now play in a regurgitated hollow sounding shit fest that rides out on a wave of watered down familiarity. Thank you All Pigs Must Die for not falling victim to this common musical atrocity, and for putting out “God Is War”, which is one of the most streamlined, no-nonsense, hate-fueled records to be released in 2011.
All Pigs Must Die is a hardcore/punk/metal/thrash band that consists of Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy), Ben Koller (Converge), Adam Wentworth, and Matt Woods (Both known for their time spent in Bloodhorse). When listening to “God is War”, the listener can certainly hear the influence of the different acts this group came from, but it’s more important to focus on the direction this group is going toward. Relentless blast beats, buzz-saw distorted guitars, and filthy bass lines all help to support the harsh roared vocals showcasing lyrics that teeter between political bleakness, religious blasphemies, and the common underbelly of human nature. This freight train of ferocity is produced none other than genius hardcore/metal producer Kurt Ballou, who helps to expand the significant strengths of All Pigs Must Die’s unrelenting sound and vision of heaviness.
All Pigs Must Die’s “God Is War” is a brute force that hits with everything it has, and may knock the wind out of an unprepared listener. Consider yourself warned. You can follow this band through their Facebook, purchase this record through their Webstore, or listen to a track below: