Dissident Aggression: Baptists Deliver An Unholy Debut

Posted by on February 15, 2013

Welcome to Dissident Aggression, where we sow the future, reap the present and highlight the past to bring you the underground of The Underground…

There is a masochistic side to being a metal fan.  Sometimes you just want a band to grab you by the throat and punch you square in the mouth.  You want to be sonically pummeled.  Well if you are ever looking for a beating you could do worse than to pick up the debut full length album from Vancouver’s Baptists.

Don’t let their holy moniker fool you.  Baptists are a brutal assault to the senses coming at you with a hybrid of crust, d-beat, hardcore, punk and even a little doom and grind peppered in there for good measure.  Looking for a reference point?  Try His Hero Is Gone meets Disrupt meets Kiss It Goodbye.  But Baptists are not just the sum of their influences.  They’ve managed to carve out a very unique brand of crusty blackness for themselves and their new album, Bushcraft, is bound to set them apart from a lot of other bands of this fashion.  Although this album has the occasional slow down this band is at their best when they are blasting away like a white-knuckled, out of control, roller coaster ride.  The aura this album gives off is the same as a rabid animal – highly unpredictable and completely dangerous.

Baptists are now signed to the mighty Southern Lord, and Bushcraft is set for a February 19th release. You have been duly warned.


Metal Homework:
While we are talking about killer crust bands raise your hand if you remember a band out of New Mexico called Logical Nonsense.  I’m guessing not many hands went up.  At one point signed to Alternative Tentacles, Logical Nonsense put out two amazing full-length albums, the last one being the forgotten classic, Expand The Hive.  Head over to 666DaysofMetal.com for a more complete write up on the album and to hear a track off the record.

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