Are you ready to hear a song off of this years arguably most anticipated release? If your answer was yes, then you are in luck because every hipsters favorite news source, Pitchfork, is exclusively streaming the new Pig Destroyer track, “The Diplomat“. This track is one nasty audio assault; stylistically it’s the perfect combination of the old and new Piggy D sound.
“The Diplomat” is one of the longer songs off the bands upcoming full length, “Barn Burner“, and according to vocalist J.R. Hayes, it’s about the origins of human conflict. Clocking in at around 2 minutes, “The Diplomat” starts off with a riff that was originally used in Hull‘s Agoraphobic Nosebleed but reworked to fit Pig Destroyer’s more streamlined sound. The track also seems to feature guest vocals, although they sound familiar, I can’t quite put my finger on who it is; Mark from Misery Index, maybe?
It’s also worth noting that in a recent interview with Pitchfork, Hull mentioned he has been listening to a lot of Gorguts recently…. The influence of which can be heard at the ending of the song.
God damn, who needs coffee in the morning when you have new Pig Destroyer! I really can’t wait for “Barn Burner” to arrive in my e-mail. Do yourself a favor, listen to The Diplomat and pre-order Pig Destroyer’s new album before it drops on Oct. 22nd.
— Josh Huddleston