The Lord of Lard is back with fourteen tracks of swine and swagger.
Raymond Watts aka PIG has enjoyed a varied career since starting out as a pioneer member of the mid-1980’s industrial rock scene. He has toured with KMFDM (he was a member of the band in their early days), Nine Inch Nails and Einstürzende Neubauten, written music for fashion and film for Chloe, Marios Schwab, Halston, The Row, as well as creating the sound design for the exhibition 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Now, the self-proclaimed “saint of all seven sins” is back with “fourteen tracks of swine and swagger" in its new album 'Pain Is God' (yeah, that spells PIG). According to Watts, the album "is an exegesis of excess - glitches and guitars, allure and libido, danceable decadence”
The album is heavier, denser and much, much better than the first single 'Rock n Roll Refugee' implies. Don't get me wrong, 'RnR Refugee' is a great song and a logical choice for a single, but it is definitely the most pop-oriented song of the album. 'Pain is God', 'Cursed' and 'Wages of Sin' show us a different picture and will surely be appreciated by the electro-industrial fans.
'Mobocracy' and 'Badland' comes to show us a more nuanced record, the first one remind us of some of the best Marylin Manson hits. 'Deliverance', 'Confession' and 'Suffer no More' keep pushing the album to different moods, the first one with its calm, slow tempo rhythm, is a fantastic surprise.
The album comes as a great addition to PIG's discography showing us an artist that has matured without losing the edge of its early years.