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Relapse Records Turns 25: Their 10 Most Groundbreaking Releases

A Return To The Roots Of Relapse Records

6. Pig Destroyer – Prowler In The Yard (2001)

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Relapse certainly have an ear for ground-breaking Grindcore and Pig Destroyer’s Prowler In The Yard absolutely slays.

An uncanny knack for riffs, which offered groove amidst the grind, elevated Prowler In The Yard to legendary status and for music so psychopathically chaotic it’s astonishing how listenable its incredible 22 tracks really are.

A convulsive nightmare set to brutally uncompromising noise, Pig Destroyer’s bleak genius lies in their unremitting attack; a scathing indictment of life in modern society where the weak can be torn to shreds by their nearest and dearest.

With Prowler In The Yard, Relapse Records released an album that transcended genre to reach a diverse fanbase and remains one of Grindcore’s most important records.

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5 Comments on Relapse Records Turns 25: Their 10 Most Groundbreaking Releases

  1. Stéphane Pageau // March 8, 2015 at 3:02 am // Reply

    Hi Chris,

    Interesting list, to say the least. “Through Silver in Blood” as #1 is spot-on. That album is one the heaviest albums of all time. And it was so, so groundbreaking. And still is. Neurosis absolutely rules. I can’t say I agree with all your picks (High on Fire?), but your passion is obvious, so I’ll drink to that. But man, where is “Using Sickness as a Hero” by Human Remains? That’s a forgotten classic for sure. Thanks for the great read.

    Stéphane Pageau

    • Chris Jennings // March 9, 2015 at 10:24 am // Reply

      Hey man, thanks for reading and commenting. “Using Sickness As A Hero” is a unique album I’ll say that much, look for it in a future article!

  2. I like this list. It is a good list. Thank you.

  3. Thanks, man.

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