The most sophisticated and diverse hardcore punk band
Nick K. | Larisa, Greece | 09/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rhythm Pigs are the best hardcore punk band i ever heard. They started in El Paso, Texas in 1983 and this cd contains their first two albums, Rhythm Pigs(1985) and Choke On This(1987). The first is more complex(but still listenable)and the second is faster, more melodic hardcore. Both of them are excellent with lots of great ideas, incredible melodies and power. Everything in this band is amazing. The guitar player(Greg Adams must be one of the best in hardcore), the rhythm section, Ed Ivey's voice and generally the songwriting and their musical skills. Every song on this cd is a masterpiece and different from each other. You can not descripe their music with just one word. There are elements of funk, country-western and emo-core which i believe they invented. Another thing i love in this band is their positive feeling. It's not the classic angry, negative attitude. When the cd ends you feel so good, like you are in heaven. Rhythm Pigs is the band that put hardcore in another dimension, started something new and did it with so much talent than no one else did. I am a big fun of 80s hardcore and my collection is big. Trust me , you will not hear any better melodic hardcore punk from this. Every one who likes good hardcore and has an open mind must buy this cd now. RHYTHM PIGS ARE PURE MAGIC."