ONE BAD PIG - LOVE YOU TO DEATH (*PINK VINYL, 2018, Porkey's Demise Records) ***Signed Vinyl
ABOUT THE ALBUM
After a studio recording hiatus of a quarter century, One Bad Pig has come back strong. It turns out these rock veterans have stayed in touch with one another, playing the occasional one-off gig, having plenty left in the tank and still with something to say. Combined with the equal importance of musical talent to bring to the table, Love You to Death is 15 songs of relevance, energy and full-on rock!
The Austin-based band’s fifth studio album is an impressive group of styles, equal parts punk, rock and metal. There’s plenty to like here, from the pop punk-ish “Teenage Royalty,” the old school medley of “Sunday School Rawk” and the dirty metal of “Get Your Hands Dirty.” (The former even features a lead vocal trade-off between Bloodgood’s Les Carlsen and Carey “Kosher” Womack.) The title track comes in fast with an incessant riff, snapping snare and a declaration of love in the face of disbelief and skepticism. Veterans of Christian rock will no doubt dig the pumped up cover of the 77s classic, “The Lust, the Flesh, the Eyes and the Pride of Life.” It’s a fun take and turns the chorus into an Irish pub sing-along, complete with the ubiquitous chants of, “Hey! Hey! Hey!” A must have new release from Christian music's most relentless swine monikered punk/metal band!
Love You To Death 2:48
What Does The Fool Say 4:17
The Lust, The Flesh, The Eyes & The Pride Of Life 2:35
Get Your Hands Dirty 3:20
Sunday Skool Rawk 3:05
Teenage Royalty 2:12
Heads Will Roll 4:58
It's Not Pig Latin (Itsay Otnay) 3:21
Judgment Stick 0:17
Ben Moors 3:10
Red, White, Or Blue (Colour Me) 3:10