March of the Pigs (US)
Carson gave this album
March of the Pigs (US) - or Halo 7, if you prefer - is one of several singles and remix albums reinterpreting songs from The Downward Spiral.
This version has a significantly different track listing than March of the Pigs (UK) which will be reviewed separately. However, many of the tracks overlap between the two versions.
"March of the Pigs" features good drums and is, for the most part, a decent song. However, it is not worth purchasing the single to get this track as it is the version on The Downward Spiral. "All the Pigs, All Lined Up" is about three times longer than "March of the Pigs", the music is significantly different and has many effects and distortions added including pigs grunting; parts of this version almost make it sound like it belongs on Fixed with its watery sounds. Because of the numerous effects, the vocals sometimes feel drowned out and can be difficult to hear when compared with the standard version.
"Reptilian" has a different introduction that the album version, feels less slow in the beginning, and has less pneumatic sounds than the original. Also, it happens to be about two minutes longer than the album version due to a couple of new sections being added; the vocals are exactly the same as the original, and the overall feel is pretty much the same as the album version. The added time can make the remix feel overly long though. "Underneath the Skin" is an extremely long, mostly instrumental version of "Reptile" This is not bad song per se, but the length and lack of vocal can make it feel repetitive.
"A Violet Fluid" is a rather short instrumental and feels as though it could easily fit between "The Becoming" and "I Do Not Want This".
Overall, this is a good single, but the differences between the versions of the tracks presented here and the versions on The Downward Spiral are, for the most part, not significantly different.
|1||March of the Pigs||4||A Violet Fluid|
|2||Reptilian||5||Underneath the Skin|
|3||All the Pigs, All Lined Up|