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Author's Rating
Vocals 8.5
Musicianship 8
Lyrics 7
Production 8.5
Creativity 7.75
Lasting Value 8
Reviewer Tilt 9.5
Final Verdict: 82%
Member Ratings
Vocals 9
Musicianship 8.75
Lyrics 8.63
Production 8.13
Creativity 8.25
Lasting Value 8.25
Reviewer Tilt 8.5
Average: 85%
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Bayonet - Bayonet

Reviewed by: Ryan Gardner (07/27/11)
BayonetBayonet EP
Record Label: Mightier Than Sword Records
Release Date: July 26, 2011


Let’s face it: we’ve all been waiting for Bayonet’s official introductory release ever since we found out about the line-up. Well, this EP proves it was worth the wait in every way. Basically, Bayonet combines the heavy parts of Senses Fail – vocally, at least – with the pure chaos of early hardcore bands, instrumentally. The result of this unison is the heaviest EP of the year. Buddy Nielsen absolutely destroys his vocal chords, screaming his lungs out minute after minute over deafening double bass pedals and drop-tuned guitars.

“Nightmare” is the first punch in the gut, driven by Nielsen’s roar and raw the instrumentation of the band. At this point, it’s clear there’s no slowing down anytime soon. As expected, lyrically this EP is cathartic and painfully honest. Screams of “I live my life like I’m going to hell / So when I get there I won’t feel like I failed” are drilled into your head throughout the opening track. Raw drumming and full-voltage guitars set the high-speed pace on the raucous 1-minute “Who’s Gonna Want Me Now,” which is arguably the heaviest track on the EP, while “Harsh” opens with haunting clean vocals, a definite change from the norm, before kicking in to Nielsen’s signature roar.

“Black Bird” keeps the voltage on 10, with Paul Klien’s drumming being the backbone of the track. The screams of “All I ever wanted was for you to love me” are frenzied throughout the track, making “Black Bird” out to be the most vulnerable of these five tracks, with Nielson continuing, “No matter what I do / I always forget to forget you.” The final “New York Minutes” starts with Jeremy Comitas’ soft guitar play before taking off into another auditory beat down with the fiery screams that end this guttural EP.

As the first piece of this hardcore side project, Bayonet will surely please many listeners looking for a simply heavy EP. It’s a different side of Buddy Nielsen – and the darker side, at that. The musicianship also creates a thunderous ride, proving that each of these four members brings something to needed to the table. With these five tracks, Bayonet seem to have set the bar for heavy music this year.

Recommended If You LikeSenses Fail; chaos; heavy music

Additional Information
Track Listing:
1. Nightmare
2. Who’s Gonna Want Me Now
3. Harsh
4. Black Bird
5. New York Minutes

Bayonet are:
Buddy Nielsen – Vocals
Jeremy Comitas – Guitar
Will Putney – Bass
Paul Klein – Drums

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09:47 PM on 07/27/11
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brandon_260
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Great review. Absolutely loving this EP. Black Bird is such a killer song.
09:52 PM on 07/27/11
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brenByah
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Love this EP. Buddy's far better at this than actually singing. Hopefully they release more material in the future.
10:24 PM on 07/27/11
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NateFoundGlory
Why do you stay till you see blood?
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Need to buy this soon, this is right up my alley.
11:22 PM on 07/27/11
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heyzombiehitler
has feelings
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really hope this isnt a one time thing. EP is awesome. stoked to get my preorder.
11:23 PM on 07/27/11
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johnnyferris
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I loved New York Minute. I'll be getting this soon.
01:23 AM on 07/28/11
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Jaded87
Sweetness, i was only joking
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Great ep. Black Bird especially is great.
03:31 AM on 07/28/11
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suicidalmoose
Lindsay let me kiss your forehead!
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been expecting this for a while. it's always nice to hear both Buddy's honest lyrics and his brutal screams
04:36 AM on 07/28/11
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Supernovacaine
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this is sweet, hope they keep releasing material
08:28 AM on 07/28/11
towniecore
Shreddin that Gnar.
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Would love to see a Bayonet live show.
08:36 AM on 07/28/11
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Quote:
The result of this unison is the heaviest EP of the year.

Baptists 7" crushes this.

http://www.southernlord.com/mp3/bapt..._parenting.mp3
11:34 AM on 07/28/11
keep swinging
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this shit rules.
01:20 PM on 07/28/11
CastlesXClouds
Relax
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great record. i love this
08:47 PM on 07/28/11
cbronder1
Life Is Not A Waiting Room
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anyone else get their vinyl if they pre-ordered it yet? i'm still waiting on mine.
08:48 PM on 07/28/11
Psib
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love love love this ep! its so fucking intense!
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