PIG – Risen (Review)

PIG - Risen (Review)

Review: Fans of Raymond Watts work already know that he was part of KMFDM for some time and created PIG during his tenure with the band.  PIG has always been an interesting project and has the tendency to be somewhat diverse, while still staying within the industrial rock, electronica genre.  Dark and Gothic tinged throughout, the first track “The Chosen Few” has a nice funky back beat mixed with a brooding feeling. Morphine Machine should please fans of Marilyn Manson as it has that same gritty dark feeling.  Loud, Lawless & Lost is a super funky new-wave disco beat that gets heavier in the chorus and sounds a bit like a nod to “Fame” by David Bowie. The Revelation (Misinterpretation Mix) is a fantastic song in the vein of “Drug Against War” from Watt’s time with KMFDM. The Revelation and Prey and Obey are my two favorite tracks on Risen. That’s hardly surprising since I am a fan of the heavier sound of PIG and these songs represent it perfectly.  Risen takes you through a diverse and eclectic set of songs that ultimately creates a cohesive and enjoyable album. Fans of KMFDM, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Marilyn Manson and Rammstein should really dig what Raymond Watts is doing with PIG. If you liked the albums Sinsation and Wreck, you’ll be right at home with this album. The production on this album is top notch and the sound quality is there to match it. This is a great album for electronic rock fans to rejoice in. All hail the almighty PIG!

Artist: PIG
Album: Risen
Genre: Industrial Rock
Label: Metropolis
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron

 

Track Listing:

The Chosen Few 4:52
Morphine Machine 3:35
Loud, Lawless & Lost 5:10
The Revelation (Misinterpretation Mix) 4:38
Truth Is Sin 5:01
The Vice Girls 3:56
Rise & Repent (Descent Mix) 3:38
Leather Pig 3:47
When I’m Done (Delivered Mix) 4:37
The Cult Of Chaos 4:33
The Hangman’s Wooing 4:38
Prey & Obey (Disobey Mix) 4:50
Hard Machine (Lard Machine Mix) 5:15
Ecstasy & Exorcism (Excoriation Variation Mix) 4:18

Band Members:

RAYMOND WATTS

EN ESCH

GUENTER SCHULZ

Z.MARR

GALEN WALING

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