APMD - Nothing Violates This Nature

I really like the big fat in your face sound with just enough reverb to smooth the edges out.

All Pigs Must Die released there second album Nothing Violates This Nature on the 23rd of July 2013. Sounds wise, it really is a modern production. It's clear and crisp but still wet enough to give that "well produced" sound, removing a bit of the edges that you might find on some rawer albums. I really like the big fat in your face sound with just enough reverb to smooth the edges out.

The album opens hard with Chaos Arise and Silencer. There is a bit of respite after Primitive Fear with the slower Bloodlines, Of Suffering and Holy Plague but don't be fooled. Although these tracks might ease off on the pace they're certainly not watered down. As far as I'm concerned they basically serve to make for a more dynamic album. After the respite it's basically a hard slog marathon to finish. I found it reminiscent of the faster side of High On Fire but perhaps more discorded and some of the harder aspects of ISIS. APMD combine dark atmospherics and hardcore speed riffs to end up with a wonderful but twisted blend of sound.

As an added bonus for those of you like me that really enjoy vinyl, yep, it's available on vinyl. If you are familiar with the Southern Lord label, you most likely melt over this one. It's a fantastic hard hitting album with enough dynamics to remain interesting but, still with enough aggression to put you on your arse!

Want to listen before forking the cash? Check it out on Band Camp

Written by William Riever, 2014-03-06