Prehistoric Pigs is a band from the Stone age, unearthed in March 2012 in Italy. Shortly after their discovery, the trio was given some instruments and locked away in a recording studio. It didn't take them too long to write and record a debut album. After the release of the album, the members escaped from their studio and started playing gigs all over Italy and crossed the borders to Slovenia, Germany, Austria and Ireland. Now, several years later, they return with a second outburst, named 'Everything Is Good', and yep, they are absolutely right, at least about the songs on this album.
Careful research shows that Prehistoric Pigs date from the late Stone age, right before the Iron age began. The music on this album is heavy but rarely nudges towards metal and when it does, it clearly is doom metal. Other influences are psychedelic rock and classic rock, somewhere in the line of Black Sabbath meets Jimi Hendrix meets Kyuss. There earlier Monkey3 reference isn't that far away either, besides the fact that Prehistoric Pigs likes to go a bit faster and focuses more on groovy riffs than atmosphere.
Also striking are the elaborate guitar solos, which sound as if they come directly from the seventies, and the growling sound of the bass guitar. This combination makes 'When The Trip Ends' sound like a very raw version of Pink Floyd. The majority of the tracks however, contain intense monolithic riffs and pounding drums like Karma To Burn often makes them. 'Hypnodope' even hints towards bands like Yob and Conan but it never gets too heavy or too loud (if that's even possible in this style of music).
In all, Everything Is Good is a tremendous rock album, enclosing all the right elements from the Stone age to entertain the listener for about an hour. This is perfect music for any Desert- or Stonerfest and I'm sure these Prehistoric Pigs will be welcomed with open arms by audiences far and wide. The only thing I wonder is: if pigs walk on four legs, how the hell do they play their instruments?