Hot off the heels of last year's Head Cage, Virginia grindcore stalwarts Pig Destroyer have dropped a brand new single titled "The Cavalry," recorded for Decibel magazine's Flexi Disc series. The pummeling, breakneck track whips and tussles through four expansive minutes for an non-stop aural assault that takes its cues from punk and hardcore on a mixture of steroids and speed.
The addition of bass player John Jarvis has pushed the group into more expansive, bottom-heavy territory, adding a heft that wasn't present in early material. Maintaining PxDx's penchant for discordant sample noise, the song's final moments are a nightmarish dive into electronic atonality that evoke passages from the band's previous work, notably their 2001 sophomore effort Prowler in the Yard.
Guitarist Scott Hull told Decibel of the song, "The music for 'The Cavalry' was written as an explicit tribute to Jesse Pintado [of Terrorizer and Napalm Death] during the month of August 2018, specifically after listening to Harmony Corruption and World Downfall on repeat." Hear the cut in full below, and the physical Flexi Disc will be available inside the upcoming edition of the Decibel's print magazine.