Posted in metal | music | pictures on January 23, 2012

DOWNLOAD: Narrows - "Absolute Betrayer" (MP3)

photos by Stephanie Crumley, additional SSoS photos by Suren Karapetyan

All Pigs Must Die @ Acheron
All Pigs Must Die

At Acheron in Brooklyn on Friday night [Kevin Baker of All Pigs Must Die's] singing and stage presence were roughly the same: self-possessed but bristling, an act of containing endless rage more than distributing a measurable amount. He barked short lines at maximum bellow, and the phrases and images ran together from song to song: "the soil soaked with blood," "merchant of death," "erase from existence," "no graves, no coffins" -- you get it. His ire slowly expanded, and what would happen when he popped? At one point he whipped a drumstick over the heads of the crowd in the tiny space; at another, during a problem with the sound system, he crashed the microphone stand against an overhead speaker. But he was careful, even graceful.

All of that can make a band imposing. What makes this one special -- its first full album, "God Is War" (Southern Lord), was one of the better rock records of any kind last year -- is that it strikes a weird place between aggression and virtuosic joy. You don't have to know anything about Ben Koller, the drummer, to recognize how good he is; he's been a member of the metalcore band Converge since the late '90s, and his loud playing is full of momentum, swing and flourish. (He performed the entire set with a wide, hungry smile.) Likewise what came from the guitar of Adam Wentworth and the bass of Matt Woods: big, rugged, articulated and stylized sound, suggesting different sources every 30 seconds or so.
[NY Times]

All Pigs Must Die headlined a one-off show at Acheron, with Seven Sisters of Sleep, Low Places, and Grudges. SSoS and Low Places went on to play the massive A389 Anniversary show at Sonar the next night (pictures/review... part 1, part 2).

If you missed All Pigs Must Die, catch them with Narrows on March 9th at Knitting Factory. Narrows is readying the release of their new LP Painted via Deathwish on 2/28. Stream a new track, "Absolute Betrayer", below (or download it above) alongside pictures from Acheron....

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NARROWS Absolute Betrayer by deathwishinc

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Grudges by Stephanie Crumley

Grudges

Grudges

Grudges

Low Places by Stephanie Crumley

Low Places

Low Places

Low Places

Low Places

Seven Sisters of Sleep by Stephanie Crumley

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep by Suren Karapetyan

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep

All Pigs Must Die by Stephanie Crumley

All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die

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All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die

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Comments (25)

insert sausages

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 3:51 PM

^ Into your mouth. Sorry, we couldn't get Bradford Cox (haha, get it???) to insert his, tee hee, Cox in your filthy trappa.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 4:09 PM

4:09 PM You must the guy wearing the AFI shirt.
Your buddy needs a beard cleaning kit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 4:24 PM

Bummed that I missed this show even though APMD is by far the most undeservedly hyped band in the scene.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 4:29 PM

4:29 is on drugs, clearly not the kind you'd want for yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 4:47 PM

haha, look at these fucking sausages

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 5:04 PM

Nice AFI shirt goober.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 5:17 PM

i'm with 4:29.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 6:25 PM

please disable the comments section of Brooklynvegan.com

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 6:34 PM

please install the beard cleaning section of Brooklynvegan.com

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 6:48 PM

All Pigs Must Die....to make sausage? Gross. Really fucking gross.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 8:31 PM

Incredible show. SSOS and APMD were amazing. APMD are such a well-oiled machine, they really make other bands sound like amateurs.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 9:08 PM

@9:08 LOL(wiping tears from my eyes),
"well-oiled".

Holy Maple syrup, sausage.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 10:01 PM

Miller

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 10:15 PM

Seven Sisters of Soft Serve

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 10:36 PM

someone shld kill the guy in afi shirt, apmd is the shit

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 11:01 PM

hey, fat girl.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2012 12:47 AM

ANY PICS FROM THE MADBALL SHOW????

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2012 9:09 AM

"4:09 PM You must the guy wearing the AFI shirt.
Your buddy needs a beard cleaning kit."


Sorry to hear about what happened to your mom after I finished. She's in good care now.


"please install the beard cleaning section of Brooklynvegan.com"


Don't forget the anal douching with vinegar section. Trendies unite!

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2012 9:14 AM

my dog used to like snausages

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2012 9:41 AM

9:14 AM You make no sense.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2012 4:19 PM

9:14 AM You make no sense.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2012 4:46 PM

Ricky Gervais is back, emotional, and craving adolescent males!

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2012 4:54 PM

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Posted by Make Money | July 8, 2012 10:59 PM

I love the intensity.

Posted by jordon | August 7, 2013 2:42 PM

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