Baptists
Bushcraft


3.5
great

Review

by Sobhi Youssef EMERITUS
March 8th, 2013 | 48 replies


Release Date: 02/19/2013 | Tracklist


Baptists wear their influences on their collective sleeves, but the sleeves belong to a shirt that fits. One can't help but pinpoint the Converge and Botch worship throughout Bushcraft, but it's done really fucking aggressively with more d-beats and dissonant riffing than you could swing an axe at. Opener "Betterment" sets a tone of discomfort with feedback amidst sludge-laden diminished riffing. Ultimately (as with any metallic crust record) it transforms to an unrelenting, chaotic assault of breakdowns over the course of the entire album; the only respite comes in the form of the more downtempo/atmospheric "Still Melt" and "Soiled Roots". It must be said, more than the obviously pissed off, thematically bleak songwriting, drummer Nick Yacyshyn makes Bushcraft what it is. His chops are front and center with technical fills and tasteful variation on the standard D-Beat formula on tracks like the ode to homogeneity of "Think Tank Breed" or the essentially polyrhythmic "Abandon". Interestingly enough, the latter calls to attention the brimming-with-hate Abandon All Life by label-mates Nails - which will surely (unfairly) overshadow Bushcraft with its pure unbridled destruction. While not entirely original or deserving of any genre superlatives, Baptists' debut LP is still a welcome addition to the recent crust revival by Southern Lord Records.



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kingsoby1
Emeritus
March 8th 2013


4950 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nice soundoff

TheSpirit
March 8th 2013


17930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

was waiting for someone to review this

klap
Staff Reviewer
March 8th 2013


10499 Comments


but the sleeves belong to a shirt that's fortunately the correct size.

wat

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Mewcopa0
March 8th 2013


1800 Comments


I'll have to add this to my to-do list.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
March 8th 2013


4950 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

@rudy post reported

North0House2
March 8th 2013


5877 Comments


I cried

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klap
Staff Reviewer
March 8th 2013


10499 Comments


negged, where is the gospel music

kingsoby1
Emeritus
March 8th 2013


4950 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

rudy i think you will like this

wabbit
March 8th 2013


7012 Comments


I bet he won't

kingsoby1
Emeritus
March 8th 2013


4950 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

dammit jim you're right

wabbit
March 8th 2013


7012 Comments


I like this stuff but it's always seemed better in an ep format than a full length

Azn.
March 8th 2013


5612 Comments


if this wasn't a staff review it would get negged hard

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kingsoby1
Emeritus
March 8th 2013


4950 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i wish EPs were standard for every release. i hate listening to full LPs ugh

kingsoby1
Emeritus
March 8th 2013


4950 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

snip

Azn.
March 8th 2013


5612 Comments


lol not because it's a bad review (it's not)

but people would neg it just for how short it is

kingsoby1
Emeritus
March 8th 2013


4950 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

fuck you anyway and your sentences

but yes you have a point. i just cant write more than one shitty paragraph about any record worse than a 4 typically

Azn.
March 8th 2013


5612 Comments


fuk you shitty staff reviewer

wabbit
March 8th 2013


7012 Comments


short reviews have about 100% more chance of me reading them

kingsoby1
Emeritus
March 8th 2013


4950 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

fuck staff

Azn.
March 8th 2013


5612 Comments


I would write shorter and more consise reviews but I feel like that's too risky



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