Death to Pigs: Live at Karachi LP+CD
Death to Pigs have been mucking about France for some time now, releasing a couple of albums and a handful of other EPs and singles, all of which have gone to represent the seedier underbelly of their surroundings in a rather fantastic way. Their third album, titled "Live at Karachi", is actually not a live album at all. Nope, this is thirteen studio tracks and shows a band that has made a particularly noticeable shift from the straight forward grind and pound of Jesus Lizard-ey noise rock to a greater challenging brand of post-punk/no-wave influenced noise rock at times, maybe more so towards the punk side of things than anything else. Occasionally the band chooses to incorporate some dub elements into their sound, sort of in the same way that fellow creepers Balaclavas have managed to do over their past couple albums so successfully. While not quite the same, there are still a few similarities to be found between the two for sure, embracing many of the same fixtures amongst the past post-punk/no-wave set. It’s evident however that Death to Pigs haven’t fully committed to that era of expansive skronk, but are certainly heading in that direction. The tracks that do choose to blend those sharp tones with the ounces of sax and beats seem to greatly excel on "Live on Karachi" as opposed to some of the more head on punkers scattered about. Whether or not the welcoming of a new guitarist has contributed to the bands push towards this, it’s certainly a move that didn’t detract in any shape or form. Real solid sleazeball shit here, as France has been greatly delivering for awhile now. Black vinyl in full colour sleeve with xeroxed insert and CD version of the album. Limited edition of 300 copies.