PIG - Prey & Obey
Released 2017 by Metropolis RecordsAlbum of the Month June 2017
Raymond Watts - our Reverend and Lord of Lard of the filthiest filth found on the planet - is back to bless us all with his unholy dogma in a six track EP titled Prey & Obey. For all intents and purposes Prey & Obey sounds off less like a brand new entity and more of an uncanny and high powered extension to last year's The Gospel. Any PIG fan should be ready to wallow in this divinity's funky industrial rock prowess as Prey & Obey hits just as hard - if not, harder - as anything he's pushed out in the past.
The release not only has Watt's word and celestial tongue all over it, but has the blessing of Sister of Mercy's long time guitarist Ben Christo. Christo is responsible for every single pungent industrial rock shred that you will hear on this album. He was also co-wrote the second track on the album 'The Revelation'. Adding to the talent on the album came Marc Heal and Phil Barry (Cubanate) who reunited with Watts on the title track of the album 'Prey & Obey'. The third original song on the album 'The Cult of Chaos' saw the pen of Z. Marr come into play on the album, adding another slice of bacon to this already tasteful release.
Three remixes came after by the legendary and always active Claus Larsen of Leaether Strip for 'Prey & Obey', a further touch by Z. Marr for 'The Revelation', as well as an additional remix done for 'Prey & Obey' by En Esch. My favorite of the three came from Leaether Strip as he kept in tone with the EP while pushing the song into Leaether Strip's trademark stompy EBM ground.
This EP is as glorious as ever and what can be said about it is as simple as ever. This is Raymond Watts in his natural habitat with a few disciples lending their immense skills and talents along the way. A big two thumbs up for PIG and everyone else involved - you made a kick-ass follow up to The Gospel.
Jun 20 2017
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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