Bayonet
Bayonet


4.0
excellent

Review

by Atari STAFF
August 31st, 2012 | 105 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Showcasing some of his best vocal work to date, hardcore act "Bayonet" proves to be the perfect outlet for singer/lyricist Buddy Nielsen.

After continuing to improve his vocals with each Senses Fail record, singer Buddy Neilsen took it upon himself to form the hardcore band "Bayonet". With its relentless aggression and harsh vocals, the group seems to be the perfect fit for the NJ native. The other members carry their weight as well. With them all having experience in other bands, this debut sounds like a band who know exactly what they are doing.

The album contains similar lyrical themes as most Senses Fail records. Songs about Buddy's anger towards his father or his self doubt helps create a dark atmosphere in which Buddy can let out his angriest growls to date. 'Who's Gonna Want Me Now' shows a newfound confidence in his screaming as he doesn't seem to take a single breath throughout the frantic minute long track. However, it's in songs like 'Harsh' or 'New York Minute' where we truly hear his talent. In both these tracks he saves his most violent screams for the end of the songs, closing them in great fashion.

At only about eleven minutes in length, my only real complaint about this debut is it could have been longer. From the pounding drums that open the album to the final screams on the closing track, the album ends as abruptly as it begins, leaving the listener wanting more. Some of the tracks also sound a bit similar so a little more experimentation would have helped improve the longevity of the songs.

Fans of Senses Fail may be caught off guard with this release since Buddy has basically ditched the clean vocals for a more raw and heavy sound. However, This new direction is sure to bring in some new fans and anyone who enjoys his more aggressive songs will be pleasantly surprised. Thankfully, Nielsen once again proves he is a force to be reckoned with as Bayonet's debut is a short, but impressive hardcore/punk ep that's sure to please fans of the genre. Here's to hoping he continues to focus on this direction musically because there's a lot of potential to be found here.



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Atari
Staff Reviewer
August 31st 2012


27410 Comments


Ha, yeah pretty cool album art. Damn this is a short review but there are only 5 songs. Maybe I'll throw in some lyrics or something...

Atari
Staff Reviewer
August 31st 2012


27410 Comments


Thanks DooRight, I appreciate it man!

I just added some stuff to it cause I thought the closing sentence kind of came out of nowhere so it should have a better flow now.

Eclecticist
August 31st 2012


3863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Wow I am surprised that this didn't already have a review. I am not a fan of Senses Fail but I do really enjoy this EP. Though, this review reads as though it was rushed which is causing me to with-hold on a pos.

Atari
Staff Reviewer
August 31st 2012


27410 Comments


Ya I was surprised too. any suggestions as to how I can improve this review other than just making it longer?

JackSparrow
August 31st 2012


1686 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

enjoys his more agressive songs



*Aggressive



This is a great EP

JackSparrow
August 31st 2012


1686 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You misspelled it in the first paragraph too, just pointing that out. Good stuff though

Atari
Staff Reviewer
August 31st 2012


27410 Comments


@JackSparrow, shit didn't catch that thanks man. *fixed.

Atari
Staff Reviewer
August 31st 2012


27410 Comments


I'll admit I wrote this kind of fast and at work so my bad if it feels rushed.
Thanks again for any feedback or suggestions.

Atari
Staff Reviewer
August 31st 2012


27410 Comments


Yup, I hope they make another album even though I love Senses Fail too.

ConcubinaryCode
September 1st 2012


6244 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

EP rules. Hope they make another one soon.

Vespiion
September 1st 2012


1224 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

This still jams hard.

Atari
Staff Reviewer
September 1st 2012


27410 Comments


Indeed.

ZedO
September 1st 2012


1096 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

gotta check this shit out, pos

Atari
Staff Reviewer
September 1st 2012


27410 Comments


Thanks man. Ya it's only like 10 min long so check it out.

Crymsonblaze
September 21st 2012


8232 Comments


Need to give this a listen.

Atari
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2012


27410 Comments


Do it crymson especially if u like senses fail

cryptside
December 12th 2012


2406 Comments


Just heard about this but love Senses Fail. Nice review, downloading now.

Atari
Staff Reviewer
December 12th 2012


27410 Comments


Thanks you'll love it especially if u like senses fails harder songs

cryptside
December 13th 2012


2406 Comments


Definitely love this; almost better than SF.

Hospital
December 27th 2012


2102 Comments


can't believe i just heard about this



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