Pig Destroyer

Through no fault of my own I am behind the curve on this one. Back in 2004 I received the Terrifyer promo disc and, like all promotional copies, it was bare fucking bones. Nothing cool like bonus DVD’s are ever included. Originally “Natasha” was an additional bonus dvd to the Terrifyer release, a dvd with no visuals, simply a desire to force you to play it over a surround sound system like your television might have. Mine does not, but I do think I get what is going on here and, I’ll be damned, I wish I had that system today. This release has rocketed up to my personal favorite PxDx disc in meteoric fashion.

However, comparing this to other Pig Destroyer material is like comparing rotten apples to moldy oranges. Think Neurosis-esque soundscapes with the tension and release segments well represented. The most apt comparison I can think of is the band Meatjack (RIP) who did something along these lines for years with little credit given. Most of you know what’s up with this 37 minute song/cd, but for people out of the loop (like me) here’s the scoop, there are many minutes of bird chirps, whispered lyrics, and sounds of waves rolling mixed amongst the heaviest material this Virginia collective have put together thus far. Not the fastest, by a long shot, but the most dense.

The story line is top notch, J.R. Hayes has the goods I can only wish that I had. ; He’s one creepy bastard. This release is similar to Cephalic Carnage’s Halls of Amenti in that both bands were doing something outside of their comfort zones but Natasha is better. This is an evolution I would like to see the Destroyer continue down.

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Written by Ben Hogg
April 17th, 2009


  1. Commented by: Nick Taxidermy

    this rules so hard. I only ever heard it once on DVD, but on CD, I can listen to it on a good-length car ride and love the mortal shit out of it. booya.

  2. Commented by: krustster

    You son of a bitch, I had a mini heart attack thinking this was a new Pig Destroyer release. This does sound good though, and I remember when it originally came out but I still haven’t actually heard it.

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