Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Full Length Review: BEASTIAL PIGLORD “Pulling a Thread from the Fabric of the Universe” (Independent) by Dave Wolff

Location: Kinston, North Carolina
Country: USA
Genre: Extreme metal
Label: Independent
Format: Digital
Release date: December 31, 2019
Imagine, if you will, if members of Venom, Blasphemy and Abruptum met and collaborated on a musical project, and what resulted from their collaboration sounded something like Beastial Piglord. This is an apt enough description of the latest full length from Hudson’s one-man band, entitled “Pulling a Thread from the Fabric of the Universe.” Last August I reviewed their full length release “Sunder” and made comparisons to Controlled Bleeding, also comparing it to a great beast bellowing its welcome from a distance. On this album the beast is at your doorstep. While proclaimed an experimental extreme metal album, this is one where the Abruptum inspiration is most obtrusive, albeit with less (supposed) physical torture and more excessive brutality. Whether Hudson has earned having his solo project described as death metal’s answer to Abruptum, but inasmuch as there are no other bands I’m familiar with approaching this summit, Beastial Piglord is a certain aspirant for the title. If anything else, “Pulling a Thread” is one more barefaced example that brutal and extreme music can divaricate from recognized specifications, in any manner the musicians prefer according to what speaks to them, what they wish to express and what fits their music. The term “no rules” as it applies to underground bands searching the known and unknown to distinguish themselves from resemblance to other bands applies here. Hudson presents his material with a wall of sound that should be played with as much volume as you’re personally comfortable with to take pleasure in its thoroughgoing mania. Doing so will reveal multiple layers of pure sonic chaos coming together to create a Dante-an personification of hell. Hudson’s use of sepulchral echo to enhance his glottal vocals and mask the disturbing sound effects and feedback, turbulent solos and substratal drumming has an effect that’s more subjective than intellectual and grows on you until it reaches a place that’s not even human. Until it literally sounds like actual demons are playing these songs rather than humans. While past albums tottered on the edge of insanity, “Pulling a Thread” leaps right off of it, taking you along for whatever is waiting for you. -Dave Wolff

Hudson: All vocals and instruments

Track list:
1. Cloister
2. Filtver
3. Lithern
4. Aversion Sapien
5. Mesmerism
6. Resonator
7. Generativecreativeorganizingforce
8. Mysterium Cosmographicumembrane
9. Botfly

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