Baptists Bloodmines on LP
Bloodmines is the second full-length album from Vancouver's Baptists and follow-up to their 2013 debut Bushcraft. The new 11-track offering was once again recorded at Godcity Studios in Salem, MA with Kurt Ballou and like it's predecessor, Bloodmines is a fast, exhilarating album of rage, oozing with genuine raw emotion and punk rock fury. Shards of feedback make way for fast powerful riffs and savage vocals, whilst explosive drumming pumps blood around the band's beating heart.
On album tracks like "Vistas," "Calling" and the title track, "Bloodmines," the pace changes, revealing powerful, almost anthemic, jagged noise rock songs (much like influential San Diego post-hardcore band Drive Like Jehu) which go beyond the two minute mark. Discordant guitar melodies and abrasive vocal passages are elongated, still volatile but perhaps allowing for further contemplation of the band's underlying message.
Not ones to rest on their laurels, Baptists have found new ways to express their rage and with Bloodmines they have created a memorable and commanding album. Vinyl version comes in Stoughton gatefold jacket.
Baptists Bloodmines Track Listing:
3. String Up
4. Closed Ports
6. Harm Induction
11. For Profit