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Hell of a band, those Pig Eyes. I mean, literally. Their music comes from hell and I guess one can have only sympathy for those devils. I mean they here to bring heavy metal into your mind, your stomach and your bones. And it works on their new eponymous LP. Much more than their previous releases, if you ask me.
I confess I am not that much into “heavy” stuff (am more into “punk”, if those categories still mean something nowadays, where everything is mixep up), but I can listen to this music all over and over again.
If you need some references, let’s say the band include members from In Solitude, Nitad, Paper, Kvoteringen and Trapdoor Fucking Exit. If you need to be definitely convinced, just listen to “Dirge”: the most exhilarating song I heard for months.Tweet
To sum it up, let’s say the record sounds “Swedish”. Very. Not only because the lyrics are in Swedish. It is more the nostalgia in Matilda Sjöström’s sweet voice that strikes me. And the darkness underneath the sweet piano of this duo.
Sure, I wish there would be in the track listing more immediate catchy “pop” tunes such as “Bakom ryggen” than too-calm-for-my-tastes ballads (in this respect, I am not really into songs like “Aldrig tillbaks” or “Som om”). But all in all, this is music with cachet an the whole trip deserves a careful listen.Tweet
The beginning, two years after
Sounds like a pop version of The Vines, when The Vines was a good band. Or a pop version of Sad Day of Puppets. Or just a very promising young band.Tweet