Bayonets!!! To The Point!
Published Feb 18, 2009Edmonton, AB post-hardcore mob the Wolfnote were a beloved band whose demise felt too early, as so many had yet to experience their forward-thinking approach to punk rock. Fortunately, the band's members have birthed two excellent projects: minimal punk duo the Famines, and Bayonets!!!, whose debut full-length has just been released on grape-scented cassette and as a digital download. Boasting 11 tracks in just over eight minutes, the album is comprised of frantic bursts of guitar-heavy post-punk and dance-y hardcore complete with super-fun call-and-response vocals. While it sounds gimmicky it's not. Recorded with superbly clear production, the album boasts some extremely technical musicianship and forward-thinking songwriting without any needless repetition. Highly recommended. (Bart)