Crusty hardcore kids Baptists are back with a record of chaotic punk rock that tries to throw in as many riffs and rasped vocals as possible. 'Bloodmines', their second record, does a good job of using melody to clear out the clutter, continuing to show off the band's subtle post-hardcore and noise rock influences.
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8/10 gbar Customer review, 9th May 2017
Bloodmines is the sophomore full-length release from Baptists, and...well, it's a huge, spiky, ugly and incredibly angry 26 minutes. It opens up in the cruellest of fashions with “Chamber”, that lulls you into a false sense of security before "Wanting" slaps you so freaking hard in the face. Driven by the impressive drum work of Nick Yacyshyn (who also plys his craft in Sumac), songs such as “Festered” and “Dissember” carries an old-school punk rock vibe, whilst adding a layer of crust and doom into the mix. But it's not all fast and destructive; “Vistas”, in particular, is downright slow and groovy, while retaining the brutality that can be heard throughout the record. With so much implied violence and suppressed anger throughout, Bloodmines sees Baptists more focused, heavy, and full of purpose than ever before.
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