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Josh H. I bought this on cd 5 years ago but lost it; only recently bought the beer spattered vinyl and couldn’t be happier to have this masterpiece back in my possession Favorite track: Towering Flesh.
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aceofdave13 Absolute insanity in the best way possible. A metal masterpiece in every regard. Favorite track: Towering Flesh.
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Jacob Hall This record is an echo chamber of absolute madness and it will delude you till youre just as demented as it is. Favorite track: Thumbsucker.
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dothacnt Fuckin killer album Favorite track: Gravedancer.
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jordanj149 Pure unfiltered rage put on a CD/Vinyl/Digital File. This album is noisy and abrasive as fuck, but also catchy. From the very first scream J.R. Hayes delivers, this album hits you like a fucking truck and doesn't slow down. One of my all time favorites and a must listen for punk/grindcore fans Favorite track: Thumbsucker.
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Akemi choked on dirt.
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Pig Destroyer's frighteningly compelling mix of metal, grind, thrash and punk rock seethes with an intensity that will unnerve the unprepared. Pig Destroyer's deranged, vicious attack envelops the listener in a cocoon of grisly nihilism. Terrifyer features 32 minutes of Pig Destroyer's finest music to date as well as the 37 minute audio DVD track Natasha, mixed in glorious 5.1 Surround Sound.


released October 12, 2004

Relapse Records


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Pig Destroyer Alexandria, Virginia

PIG DESTROYER boil metal down to its muscle, sinew, and bone - razor-sharp guitar, percussive pummeling, and a lone, stark howl - and use them to commit a vicious assault. The lyrics paint loathsome, frightening images of pitch-black self-hatred and the frailty of the human experience. These musical manifestations only serves to cement their already legendary status. ... more


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Track Name: Intro
[no lyrics]
Track Name: Pretty In Casts
maybe she'll snap her wrists doing cartwheels
or her ankle dancing drunken at some rave
maybe she'll go through a windshield
and have twinkling bits of glass stuck in her face
she's so pretty in her casts
damaged so perfectly
she's so pretty in her casts
the prettiest thing I've ever seen
I only get to hold her when she's injured
I only get to kiss her where she's sore
Track Name: Boy Constrictor
dope sick for your sympathy
I'm a cold slithering monster
haunting your holy footsteps
forever sweetheart blacken my eyes
they'll still shimmer
like assassin knives
cut my lips off see the lacerations grin
I'm a student of obsession
you taught me everything I know
Track Name: Scarlet Hourglass
she rolls out of bed with the blankets wrapped around her dragging like the virgin's wedding gown
there's a scarlet hourglass at the base of her spine
four arms offer caresses
four arms brandish knives
her tongue twirls in her mouth
spinning webs of lies
Track Name: Thumbsucker
my eyes have changed color
some sick yellow that I've never seen
my stomach is knotted with hunger
for the taste of sex obscene
she whispers such sweet death threats
in my daydreams
so punish me for weakness
blame me for everything
I don't like the suffering
I like the sympathy it brings
Track Name: Gravedancer
in this two bedroom tomb
I'm sitting all alone with the television static
and refrigerator drone
I'm waiting for those blessed arms
that seem to wrap around me six or seven times
praying for the to come home
I could cut myself to pass the time
haven't felt anything in days
a six year old girl dances on my ceiling
she might as well be dancing on my grave
Track Name: Lost Cause
someday I'll find a way to win her over
she knows it's me calling again
I can feel her rolling her eyes
these words I used to scream from the rooftops
they just fall like ash from my tongue
Track Name: Sourheart
with trembling fingers
I trace her jawline
such a geometric mystery
of celestial design
her fragile lips for delicate grins
to spite the sour heart within
I count the freckles on her shoulders
I taste confection 'tween her thighs
Track Name: Towering Flesh
she frolics through the rain
whispering love insane
her kisses exit through
heart-shaped exit wounds

her skin like flesh of angels
her blood my catholic wine
it moves slowly through me
disintegrates my spine

she's got heroin embraces
that I still need to be in
I force myself to loathe her
so I can fall for her again
so I can fall for her again

her lips are wet with venom
her posture's serpentine
she'll touch my arm and
flowers grow their
poisonous and obscene

all her shrugged little movements
and their despotic majesty
in the midst of such perfection
I can't help but feel diseased
Track Name: Song of Filth
like ss regalia on your skeletal frame
a forked tongue French kiss
from three feet away
we hold each other like hostages one last time
as the vipers spiral down your leg
then spiral up mine
Track Name: Verminess
when she touches me
it's like a rodent sifting through garbage
but it's better than just rotting away
when she kisses me her lips are like chalk
beneath empty socket eyes
compassion takes too much effort
I suppose the dead honeybees suckle withered flowers 'cause they don't know what else to do
Track Name: Torture Ballad
the tape across your mouth
says more than your words ever could
you're squirming and screaming
as I tease your eyes with glowing needles
crawl slug drag your shattered legs behind
I know no matter how much I hurt you
she'll always love you more than me
but all of this isn't for the sake of her love
it's for the sake of my jealousy
Track Name: Restraining Order Blues
The bullet hole looks so right in your head
like it'd been missing all along
the blood streaked across your face
like some twisted lover's deformed lipstick trace
staring at your reflection wondering how you're still alive
wondering if she's somewhere laughing
deciding whether to let you die
Track Name: Carrion Fairy
yesterday she showed me her bruises
pulled her sweater up underneath her breasts
they were scattered 'cross her rib cage
like a little patch of violet rorschach tests
she said just 'cause I can't crawl inside you
that doesn't mean I'm not your parasite
she used to be so radiant so sexy
when she laughed
now her eyes look like grave sites
as she speaks in epitaphs
Track Name: Downpour Girl
half asleep in an open grave
I'm gazing into the sky
carving her shape in the dark clouds
I want her to drown me in her poison
I thought she was sewing up my wounds
but she was really planting tumors inside
Track Name: Soft Assassin
your heart looks delicious
she says licking her lips
as her kamikaze fists
crash into floating ribs
I stare at you the way you stare at your mirror
so please show me no mercy
don't be a soft assassin I scream
though I'm laughing inside
I know you can't destroy me
but you're adorable when you try
Track Name: Dead Carnations
Buildings collapse in the distance behind you
but I'm hypnotized by your quivering voice
your fluttering eyes that I don't see them fall they could
crack open all the cages set every demon free
send a bullet screaming to the president's head
crack it open for everyone to see I'm dead to this world
so bury me deep in your arms tonight
Track Name: Crippled Horses
push my fingers past her ear
watch them disappear into her brown hair
I wish the rest of me could go with them
her bedroom is quiet but my heart screams
a horrifying sound like a hundred crippled horses
lying crumpled on the ground begging for a rifle
to come and put them down
Track Name: The Gentleman
I can swallow secrets
and spit up blackmail saccharine words
and plastic charm can dazzle for a short time
I just want to help you in my own selfish way
I will bow my head and kiss your hand
wishing I could snap every finger
Track Name: Crawl of Time
I can feel the glacial crawl of time like a dull razor
carving up my face I can feel the last drops of youth lingering inside
I write another love letter to another heartless girl
Track Name: Terrifyer
These strange thorned vines
spring from the ground
they wind around me
as they bind me down
she moves across the rose garden
suspended in a dark cloud of flies
her toes drag the tops of the flowers
and leave them blackened
and shriveled in her wake
her hands dangle from thin strings of skin
her forearms they're like gun barrels
smoking crimson

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