Album of the Day: Pig Destroyer – Terrifyer

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Label: Relapse Records

Grind isn’t a genre where the lyrics are something fans will usually concern themselves with. Generally, you come to grind for the riffs and the energy, and stay for the riffs and the energy. That’s not the main thing that keeps me coming back to Terrifyer though, and Pig Destroyer as a whole. Instead, it’s the performance of vocalist J.R. Haynes, and his lyrics. To describe them as poetry would be misleading, as that implies some kind of beauty; but whilst there is something poetical about them at points in their use of imagery and symbolism, they read instead like the diary of someone who has reached the end of their rope, and is mentally fraying.

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