Baptists
Baptists


3.5
great

Review

by cvlts USER (88 Reviews)
August 22nd, 2011 | 17 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I need a shower.

Vancouver, BC based hardcore band Baptists smell like shit. Their recent self-titled 7”, backed up by Southern Lord Records, is four tracks of some of the grimiest, smelliest, and downright disgusting songs. Not bad for a group named after a fairly conservative Christian denomination, right" Bad jokes aside, Baptists are another heavily darkened hardcore band that worships the very ground that acts like Cursed and His Hero Is Gone treaded in their brief heyday. Barely two years old, this young band bursts with potential and their self-titled only further reinforces their growing mark on the genre. Opening track “Good Parenting” starts the mood off right with some gritty feedback before erupting into a nasty dissonant riff coupled with the screams of a vocalist who clearly emulated Chris Colohan. Equal parts catchy and noisy, Baptists have no problem breaking down each of their songs, with examples like the Trap Them-inspired track “Farmed”.

But like any good crust band, Baptists also slow down the tempo to a sludge-like low on track “Bachelor Degree Burn”. While awfully simplistic in its approach, it basically shows that Baptists still have cards to play on the table in the short runtime that their self-titled burns through. Little distinguishes these guys from the already established greats of the genre, but it’s the enthusiasm and confidence that Baptists exudes in their music that makes them a success. A messy, darkened hardcore act that knows all the right ways to make the listener feel dirty and crusty, all within a short and manageable timeframe; keep an eye for this band in the near future as their flame will only grow from this promising start.



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cvlts
August 22nd 2011


9429 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

saw these guys open for trap them and black breath and they were probably the best tbh

Tyrael
August 22nd 2011


21083 Comments


Cool, short review. Pos.

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cvlts
August 22nd 2011


9429 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

thanx brah

eternium
August 22nd 2011


16354 Comments


heavy

cvlts
August 22nd 2011


9429 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

so heavy.



you heard of this etern?

FatChickIrl
August 22nd 2011


4095 Comments


Nice review, will look into this.

accompliceofmydeath
August 22nd 2011


4615 Comments


Haven't heard this crusty goodness.

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Neurisis of Luna
August 22nd 2011


413 Comments


Heard this 2 months ago, so good

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
August 22nd 2011


22214 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i agree with this rating

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americanmusicmachine
August 22nd 2011


3953 Comments


as a baptist i kinna wanna listen to this

iFghtffyrdmns
August 22nd 2011


7047 Comments


I'm too drunk to taste this chickn

ShadowRemains
August 23rd 2011


24869 Comments


from vancouver, eh?

i think i'll give this a listen

Irving
Staff Reviewer
August 23rd 2011


7503 Comments


Review's ok, but a bit too shallow for my liking tbh.

Irving
Staff Reviewer
August 23rd 2011


7503 Comments


Dabel poest.

americanmusicmachine
August 23rd 2011


3953 Comments


wow those are some pretty good prices

RCKilm
August 23rd 2011


232 Comments


i think i had one of their EPs. ill have to check em out again.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
March 13th 2013


22214 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is better than their new album



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