Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging.

Today’s “Listen In” playlists comes from grindcore kings (and inspiration for ANIMAL’s own canine metal band) Pig Destroyer, and gives a wide survey of heavy music circa 2013–from Blacklisters’ noisy post-hardcore to Portal’s thorny death metal, with a funky little surprise at the end. Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist, and scroll down to see and play individual songs.

Note that two of Pig Destroyer’s original selections–Inter Arma’s “Sky Burial” and Iron Reagan’s “The Debt Collector” –aren’t available on YouTube, so we’ve swapped them out with two similar tracks from the same albums.

Pig Destroyer will play a handful of European shows next month before returning to the states for Maryland Deathfest May 23.


Inter Arma – The Long Road Home (2013)


Nails – Wide Open Wound (2013)


Blacklisters – Trickfuck (2012)


Pristina – The Motherfucker (2013)


Portal – The Back Wards (2013)


Iron Reagan – Eyes Piss Tears (2013)


Noisear – Justifiable Homicide/Legal Gangsters (2012)


Dragged Into Sunlight – Widowmaker (2012)


Hall and Oates – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (1981)

(Mixtape art: Nate Cepis/ANIMALNewYork)