Book Burner - Pig Destroyer
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Dec 7, 2012
    90
    If you're looking for depth and escapism, there are plenty of albums out there for you to dive into and explore, but if volume and intensity are what you seek, Pig Destroyer have just the punch in the face you've been looking for.
  2. Oct 24, 2012
    90
    Incendiary and intelligent, it is an album that propels an already lauded band into the realms of the truly legendary.
  3. Oct 24, 2012
    80
    However convoluted things get, you still wanna pump fist and bang head, even if you're not always sure when you should be doing so.
  4. 80
    The 19 tracks burn and rampage, sure, but they're sure to leave you standing there, mouth agape, begging for more.
  5. Oct 25, 2012
    60
    Book Burner is defiantly hideous and if you love it, you love it for its ugliness or not at all.
  6. Oct 24, 2012
    80
    As a whole Book Burner may be as focused and relentless as anything they've yet released.
  7. Oct 24, 2012
    80
    It's definitely not pop-more like battery acid-but in such talented hands, chaos becomes catchy.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 31, 2012
    9
    Pig Destroyer is a grindcore band from Virginia. There last release was in 2007 with Phantom Limb. While many people gave it favorable reviews to "Phantom Limb", i simply didn't enjoy it as much. Now, there has been a lot of hype surrounding "Book Burner". I'm going to say this right now that this has to be Pig Destroyer's best album to date and it was well worth the wait. This is a masterpiece and which I think every metalhead should listen to. "Book Burner" has to make my best metal albums of 2012. Not the best album of 2012, Woods V by Woods of Ypres takes my number 1 spot (for now...). This is a highly enjoyable release. I'm not very into grindcore and because of this release, i want to check out more grindcore releases by bands such as Cephalic Carnage and Cattle Decapitation (who released one hell of an album this year). The crunching riffs by Scott Hull are brilliantly composed and the vocals are well, awesome. "The Diplomat" has one of the best riffs in metal history and such a great video they released for it. Overall 'Book Burner" by Pig Destroyer is one hell of an album and has to be one of the best of this year. Pig Destroyer has now reached legendary status in the metal genre with this great release. "Book Burner" receives a 9/10 for me. Full Review »