Phantom Limb is the fourth studio album by the band Pig Destroyer, released on June 12, 2007 in the United States and June 18 in the rest of the world. The album was released on CD and LP. Vocalist JR Hayes said the line up of 14 songs are "the most deranged metal songs we could come up with". The album cover art was done by John Baizley. All lyrics written by J. R. Hayes. J. Hayes – vocals. Scott Hull – guitar, mixing, production. Brian Harvey – drums.
Pig Destroyer is grindcore, through and through, and on its new album, Phantom Limb, some of the songs are slightly longer ("Loathsome" tops out at 4:04!) but many are well within the minute-and-a-half range. Hayes still delivers his serial killer-chic lyrics ("Stench of solvent covers stench of rot/ I didn't even recognize her like a painting/ A masterpiece torn to pieces"; "Your rib cage is open like a great white's jaws/ Your legs look so sexy out of context") in an unintelligible, rasping shout that practically sprays. All of this carries over on record to Phantom Limb. But what really sets the album apart is riffs. It's still not "catchy," but the chewy bits of Southern-flavored rock'n'roll guitar that Pig Destroyer leaves like bloody gristle on otherwise bleached bones offers something for every rock fan to gnaw on.
With slightly longer songs (most are over a minute) than previous records, Pig Destroyer's fourth album is closer to death metal than the grindcore (or "deathgrind") they are often associated with. The tempos still reach breakneck speeds, it's just that Phantom Limb finds the band simplifying their approach just enough to inspire the distinction
Band Name Pig Destroyer. Album Name Phantom Limb. 版公司 Relapse Records PIAS (Play It Again Sam). This is the fourth album by influential grindcore band, Pig Destroyer. When I first heard about this album, I was sceptical. For one, the album had only 14 songs, as opposed to their usual twenty-ish. The songs were also longer in comparison to their previous albums. Then I listened to the album front to back and realized this is another one of PxDx's masterpieces. Pig Destroyer definitely perfected their sound with this album. Don't get me wrong, I love the sound of Prowler in the Yard and Terrifyer and I still think PITY is their best album
Phantom Limb (2007) by Pig Destroyer. Labels: Relapse Records. Genres: Grindcore Members: Blake Harrison, Brian Harvey, .
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It’s unbelievable just how much Pig Destroyer have evolved from their first attempt at music in the form of their 1998 debut album, Explosions in Ward 6. Hailing from Washington, these lunatics first played a cacophonous, albeit primitive and undeveloped offshoot of this brutal metal subgenre before really coming into their own with their genre-defining sophomore offering, Prowler in the Yard. With the band adding its successor and superior Terrifyer to their extensive discography 3 years later, fans were starting to wonder if Pig Destroyer would ever run out of their sick, perverse ideas.
A former Pig Destroyer enthusiast, I bought Phantom Limb the very hour it appeared on store shelves, for I had awaited its release two months in advance. Oh, was I disappointed alright. This is my first Pig Destroyer album (sadly).
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- Pressed By – GZ Digital Media
- Manufactured By – Pirates Press
- Artwork – John Baizley*
- Drums – Brian Harvey
- Executive-Producer – Matthew F. Jacobson
- Mixed By, Producer, Guitar – Scott Hull
- Noises – Blake Harrison
- Photography By – Josh Sisk
- Recorded By – Scotty O'Toole*, Shannon Follin
- Vocals, Lyrics By – JR Hayes
NotesInternational release date: June 18, 2007.
Recorded December 6-10, 2006, Omega Studios, Rockville MD.
Mixed Jan 2007, Visceralsound Studios, Bethesda MD.
Limited edition of 2000 copies:
- 100 Clear (unavailable to the public)
- 100 Opaque Blue with Purple & Yellow Splatter
- 600 Opaque Red
- 1200 Coke Bottle Blue (this)
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