A frenzied testament to guitar-based violence, Pig Destroyer once again set about the task of decimating pretty much everything that stands before them on their fifth album, Book Burner. Combining thrash technicality with grindcore brutality, the band deliver their musical salvos with razor-sharp precision, allowing each gloriously destructive riff to come through crystal clear rather than getting lost in the pummeling drums stampede (delivered courtesy of Misery Index drummer Adam Jarvis). This kind of clarity sets Pig Destroyer apart from other grind bands, giving listeners the opportunity to not just feel the bottomless wells of aggression and unfiltered anger that Pig Destroyer channel into their music, but to actually hear and appreciate how technical they are. As far as metal albums go, Book Burner is about as raw as it gets. This is skull-crushing, no-frills metal that doesn't rely on studio wizardry or pedal fiddling to convey its intentions. If you're looking for depth and escapism, there are plenty of albums out there for you to dive into and explore, but if volume and intensity are what you seek, Pig Destroyer have just the punch in the face you've been looking for.
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AllMusic Review by Gregory Heaney