Tales From Bandcamp: The Aporkalypse by Boargazm

To add a little spice to my Bandcamp posting, which has become pretty regular as of late, the full album streams I find on Bandcamp will get posted with the new/updated header ‘Tales From Bandcamp’.  Sooooo, that’s about it, same great metal, new header.  As always, if you dig one of the streams/albums be sure to tell your friends and fellow metal head brethren, most of the bands on there are on small labels or are independent, so a single share goes a long way.  And if you know of or are a killer band on Bandcamp let me know (by either posting a comment here, on our Facebook wall, or by e-mail {metalstate[at]yahoo[dot]com}), and if I dig it I’ll be thrilled to spread the word.  All genres of metal are welcome as I’d like to make these posts as diverse as humanly possible.  Also, a special thanks to Metalbandcamp.com who has helped point me in the right direction on some of these finds (not all 😉 ) so check them out for even more quality Bandcamp streams.  So, without further ado….

Today I bring you ‘pig metal’.  Have you ever listened to a death metal record and said to yourself the singer sounds like an angry pig snorting in his trough?  Well, the magnificently and hilariously titled Boargazm have taken that thought to a literal level and created their debut record The Aporkalypse (again, amazing titling).  Grindy, groovy, thrashy, and filled with in your face death metal this record is pretty damn kick ass.  Surprising enough, while the vocals are very supine, they’re not as exaggerated and ridiculous like some other death metal bands and flow with the music really well.  For the most part everything on this record is brutal and solid with a few forays into some sloppy parts (would you expect anything less from a pig?) that are easily overlooked when compared to the big picture.  As far as the themes of the album, well, I think that the bio on Boargazm’s Bandcamp page sums it up the best.

The year is 2086, Planet Earth is under attack by an unknown alien force referred to as the pig people from Planet Zorg. In an assault led by the pig-lord General Barbatus, the space-pigs slaughter millions of people within the first few hours, and broadcast an ultimatum to the human race. Submit to slavery or die. Unbeknownst to mankind, the pig people have visited planet earth nearly three thousand years ago, using a calculated approach to steer civilization into overpopulation by introducing basic technologies and sciences to nations across the globe. Throughout history, all the evidence was refuted and regarded as a hoax, until the day the pigs returned once the planet had enough protein and sentience. A rebel band of resistance fighters known only as ‘The Pig Whisperers’ went to see the oracle, witch doctor from the third world. Hoping to find an answer on how to liberate their race, she told them that the only way to prevent this attack is to go back in time and warn the world, through a mystical ritual that involves time-incarnation. ‘The Pig Whisperers’ were immediately born a hundred years earlier and received frequent visions from the oracle in one clear message: be prophets of the aporkalypse by any means necessary. Drawn together to tell the world of the fate of mankind, Boargazm introduces their first chronicle ‘The Aporkalypse’.

So, check out The Aporkalypse and be sure to download your free copy.  Enjoy!  Peace Love and Bacon!!!!!


About RiffRaff

Just takin' it easy for all you sinners.

Posted on September 4, 2012, in Tales From Bandcamp & Full Album Streams and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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