Massachusetts's All Pigs Must Die have returned with a new recording which continues the thrash, crust, hardcore, grind and death metal mixture of previous releases and this is a review of their 2017 album "Hostage Animal" which will be released in October by Southern Lord.
A very fast and brutal sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats while the vocals bring in more of an aggressive style that mixes crust and hardcore style yelling together along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them.
Elements of d beat can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion along with the faster sections of the songs also mixing in the brutality of grindcore as well as some of the riffing also adding in melody and elements of thrash at times, one one track a brief use of clean playing can be heard and some of the tracks are very short in length.
All Pigs Must Die creates another recording t hat remains true to the thrash, crust, hardcore, grind and death metal mixture of previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover hatred, destruction and anti religion themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from All Pigs Must Die and if you are a fan of thrash, crust, grindcore and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hostage Animal" "Slave Morality" "Moral Purge" and "Heathen Reign". 8 out of 10.