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Prowler In The Yard

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The gruesome cover art adorning PROWLER IN THE YARD pales in comparison to the carnage inflicted by the music itself. Though it's Pig Destroyer's first proper full-length, they already had enough material behind them to have released a collected ... Full Descriptiondiscography, as well as the devastating chops and experience of a veteran act. After the disturbing, computer-voiced intro, "Jennifer," Pig Destroyer turns on the gas and never lets up for the rest of the album. But whereas grindcore famously ignores traditional songcraft in favor of land-speed record drumming and flurries of guitar noise, Pig Destroyer has taken the time to develop powerfully structured songs. "Mapplethorpe Grey" barely cracks a minute, but its micro-mini electric blues riffs and stop-start breakdowns can snap necks; the slower, grinding "Starbelly" steamrolls through its epic-length five-plus minutes; and the closer, "Piss Angel," employs metallic crunch and high-pitched squall along with J.R. Hayes's raw-throated screams for maximum effect.