Posted in metal | music | pictures | tour dates on March 13, 2012

words by Klaus Kinski, photos by Sarah Coulter and Maclyn Bean

All Pigs Must Die (by Sarah Coulter)
All Pigs Must Die

On Friday March 9th, I toddled over to the Knitting Factory to see the triple bill featuring Clean Teeth, All Pigs Must Die, and Narrows. To be honest, All Pigs Must Die was literally the only reason for my being at that show, but the acts that book-ended them made me glad I got there early and left late.

Cleanteeth blasted off pretty much at 9pm on the nose. This particular show marked the first for their new drummer, who absolutely dominated the kit with incredible skill and aggression. The band was really great; they were heavy as hell and lacked a lot of the slow plodding monotony a lot of metal bands suffer from nowadays. It drives me absolutely fucking crazy that metal bands feel the need to drop their guitars down to some low ass note such as B; as though that somehow makes them heavier. Weren't the guitars on Obituary's Slowly We Rot, one of the heaviest albums to come out of the late 80s/early 90s metal scene, tuned to a standard E tuning? Yes. They were. Write heavy songs and stop leaning on the cliche low tuning crutch people. Anywho, Clean Teeth were great! They had my massive bald skull banging, that's for sure.

Next up was the centerpiece of the evening (for me), All Pigs Must Die. As a person very much into the whole late 80s, early 90s death metal stuff, newer metal is a lot harder for me to get into. There's is a lot of horseshit bands out there, bands who are covered in ink copping nice vintage gear and huge stacks and essentially just looking the part and producing nothing worth anyone's time. APMD, on the other hand, are the real article, creating some of the heaviest music to hit my ear drums in a loooong time. Sonically, they encompass a lot of elements that your man Klaus can't get enough of; speed and vocals bordering on Sick of it All, a guitar tone that reminds of me Entombed's monumental debut record Left Hand Path, and a dash of good old fashioned hardcore, grindcore, thrash, and death metal. I have missed every single NYC-area APMD since I saw their debut show at Union Pool in January 2011, so this was a show I had been looking forward to big time. Few front men have the power and presence of Kevin Baker. I've met him twice off stage and he couldn't have been nicer, but onstage he is the epitome of fury. If there was ever to be a systematic destruction of earth, whoever is in charge of the project should hire Kevin as project foreman. As he screams his way through the songs, his body language gives off the impression that he is about 1 second away from snapping and destroying everyone in the room. This was the first part of the evening where the crowd sort of woke up and started shoving which was good on two scores; first, it's great to see a typically flaccid NYC crowd actually get cranked about something. Second, someone dropped 10 bucks which I promptly ganked and used to buy an APMD shirt. Thanks, whoever you are!

Last up was Narrows who really shut things down with a big sweaty bang. Holy. I've been a huge fan of Botch forever, so for a Dave Verellen project to be happening in my backyard (with APMD no less) was double dope. What a phenomenal band to follow up APMD. I don't want to trivialize what they do by comparing them to other acts or bringing up their related projects, but Narrows is absolutely crushing. Do yourself a favor and seek them out any way you can; buy their shit, look at their vids on youtube... I cannot think of a better pairing than APMD and Narrows.

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APMD and Narrows play together again at the BV-BBG/Thrasher/Power of The Riff Official Showcase at Scoot Inn on 3/16, part of an all day BV/POTR event at the venue. Narrows will ALSO play the BV/Chaos in Tejas bridge show scheduled for the night of 3/15 at 2AM with Regents, Darkest Hour, and a special "Nighttime" guest. Make sure and see that bridge show... don't sleep!

More pictures from Knitting Factory below...

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Comments (44)

Cleanteeth really impressed me. APMD was also my main reason for going and they did not disappoint. The drunk dude who grabbed the mic stand and was carrying it around until a few other guys grabbed it back before he swung it at someone, was a real pain. He's in the very first pic, raising his fist.

The push mosh was a bit embarrassing, especially with the wet floor and people slipping constantly.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 2:05 PM

"The push mosh was a bit embarrassing, especially with the wet floor and people slipping constantly."

I would have paid money to watch that

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 2:09 PM

Obituary is neither heavy or dark dude... it's not the tuning, it's what you do with it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 2:11 PM

"not the tuning, it's what you do with it."

That's the point he's making I think. If you can't achieve heviosity in E, you sure as fuck can't achieve it in B

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 2:13 PM

"I would have paid money to watch that."

Haha, same here.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 2:16 PM

^ I approve of this comment. Please reserve your comments to ones like this.

Posted by Matt | March 13, 2012 2:17 PM

fun show

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 2:23 PM

2:13, that makes no sense. if you're playing at a lower tuning it's going to sound "heavier". i think he's just saying that talentless bands compensate for their lack of songwriting skills by tuning down, thus making it seem heavier — not better, per se.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 2:23 PM

"it's not the tuning, it's what you do with it" - isn't that similar to what guys with small dicks tell themselves?

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 2:24 PM

let's play hide the salami

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 2:35 PM

Ummm, I heard the new Delta Spirit album is pretty good. Right? I'm going to go download it right now from iTunes. Thanks Brooklynvegan!

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 2:36 PM

haha, did he just say 'push mosh?' Awful; and, wear a real Chain of Strength shirt, you pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 2:45 PM

ugh. turrible. just...turrible.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 2:51 PM

lol that's turrible lol

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 2:56 PM

All Pig Are Turned Into Saus......

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 2:59 PM

fergfergfef fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck hummus fuck me someone please linsanity

Philly>Brooklyn

hummus fuck

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 3:02 PM

not one comment about how good the hummus was?

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 3:03 PM

Hummus comments make Matt sad.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 3:08 PM

My_goodness_it_really_is_Photoshop_a_new_venue_detail_and_new_faces_onto_band_members_and_all_these_sausage_posts_are_exactly_the_same - the_same_angry_looking_closeted_bald_sausages_with_sleeve_&_neck_tats,_the_same_SG/Marshall/Orange_cabs,_the_same_dorky_branded_t-shirts,_the_same_facial_hair_and_body_by_Budweiser_bellies.

You_sausages_need_to_differentiate_a_bit.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 3:09 PM

a pig at 10 is a ten at pig, er, something like that

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 3:18 PM

InHdIieV rAoIcDkS

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 3:22 PM

Apologies all around for being the drunk dude! But goddam I get stoked at a good show.

Posted by The Drunk Dude | March 13, 2012 3:35 PM

Not impressed by Narrows! I was expecting more but was bored. How is this being compared to the mighty Botch?? Singer? Ya i liked Botch vocals but the musicians made the actual sound not the "vocalist".
I'm getting old and cranky.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 4:19 PM

awful tattoos. that's all from me.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 4:21 PM

that last pic shows that he has been around too much sausage for too long

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 4:47 PM

All Pigs Must Die slayed
CleanTeeth..was best I have seen em..
Narrows..well.finding the exit during their set was great

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 5:36 PM

All these metal bands look like the Vivian Girls with their tattos and such.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 5:40 PM

Positive Dental Attitude.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 7:01 PM

Remember sausages, if you used a dental dam you won't have to swallow your new friend's jism

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 7:06 PM

Will someone please hummus fuck me!

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2012 7:26 PM

Wish I could have seen a few of the bands at this show like All Pigs Must Die and I have to say I like Klaus's write up.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 1:45 AM

People slipping constantly on the wet floor and their veiner schnitzels was funny though.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 2:03 AM

I like his show..

Posted by myfriend | March 14, 2012 6:52 AM

My haiku to the sausages ....

Slippy floor sausage
Easier to fail that way
Thank you for the laughs

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 7:22 AM

AIDS.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 9:25 AM

"There's is a lot of horseshit bands out there, bands who are covered in ink copping nice vintage gear and huge stacks and essentially just looking the part and producing nothing worth anyone's time."

You just described APMD perfectly, dipshit.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 10:40 AM

were there any females at this show?

i think not

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 2:00 PM

I bet the place smelled like pizza, since many of the sausages came directly from work.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 2:35 PM

RAR!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2012 5:15 PM

working at whole foods and/or being a barista isn't much cooler, dude.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 12:38 PM

"were there any females around my clique?

i think not"


That's understandable.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2012 12:57 PM

RAR!!!

Posted by Souq | March 23, 2012 5:24 AM

this rule

Posted by jordon | August 4, 2013 4:39 PM

10:40 is on point. Couldn't agree more. This show was garbage.

Posted by Brian | March 25, 2014 5:26 AM

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