“The Diamond Sinners” is exactly what you might expect from a man who’s been making industrial for thirty years — and that’s a very good thing.
PIG's “The Diamond Sinners” has got everything a classic industrial song should have. Guitars splinter and crash, accessories instead of the backbone of the piece. Chugging synth bass props everything up, lifted into place by a sluggish beat. The anti-religious lyrics correspond with a found-footage-heavy video, unsettling images syncing with Raymond Watts’ unsettling lyrics. In short, “The Diamond Sinners” is exactly what you might expect from a man who’s been making industrial for 30 years, and that’s a very good thing.
“‘The Diamond Sinners’ has me bringing my own brand of electronic gospel while crooning a sermon of that is both salacious and sweet,” says Watts. “The song reflects the redemptive nature of penance, with a little poison for good measure!"
The Gospel releases September 9th on Metropolis Records.