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Book Burner by Pig Destroyer
Released: Oct 2012
Label: Relapse Records
These Virginians' fifth album is your typical bone-rattling gore gross-out -- supposedly "extreme" even for grindcore, but once the torture passes a certain headache threshold, comparisons are academic. The 19 mostly microscopic tracks are obnoxiously un-straightforward, spiked with violent movie snippets and broken glass, but nothing's as audacious as 2004's 37-minute experimental barrage "Natasha." Riffs ("The Diplomat, "Iron Drunk") occasionally sneak out, though. "Kamikaze Heart" is even kind of prog, and "Permanent Funeral" ends things with an atypical four minutes of disjointed doom.
CHUCK EDDY
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