All Pigs Must Die Nothing Violates This Nature

All Pigs Must Die Nothing Violates This Nature
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All Pigs Must Die stormed out of the gates of hell in 2010 with a self-titled EP. That recording featured "Hungry Wolf, Easy Prey," and the band pretty much took that as their mantra, writing music with a voracious appetite and proving that many of their peers were, well, easy prey. Simply put, the band did a good job of living up to the expectations set by having members of Converge and the Hope Conspiracy. Unfortunately, their sound — a collision of the most ferocious elements of d-beat, crust and, increasingly, Swedish death metal — has become trendy and done to death. The band spend Nothing Violates This Nature wrestling with that very problem, with half of the tracks being at the top of their genre, and the rest being regrettably forgettable. Maybe the band is best suited to writing EPs, so they're not looking for riffs to fill the empty space. So while these wolves may still be hungry, they spend half their album picking at scraps. (Southern Lord)