Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bayside - "Killing Time"

Bayside returns this week with the release of Killing Time, their highly anticipated fifth album and first for new label Wind-Up Records. Everything you love about the band remains intact but with a heightened pop sense and more sing along choruses, along with precise production from Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies).

Opening with a bang, the album’s first two singles are set back to back, with Anthony Ranieri’s acerbic, biting lyrics set to squealing blasts of guitar and a punchy pop-punk backdrop on “Already Gone” and the classic hardcore-style shout-out vocals on “Sick, Sick, Sick”, already a live favorite. “Mona Lisa” features Weezer-like guitar chugging and an impossibly catchy chorus. “It’s Not A Bad Little War” is an emotional, radio-ready anthem ready to explode. Standout track “Sinking And Swimming On Long Island” locks into a mosh pit-ready half-time groove with an equally exciting sing-along chorus. Another standout, “Seeing Sound” is built on a tightly-wound tom-heavy verse before its cathartic chorus takes over with fist-in-the-air gang vocals. The piano-led balladry of “On Love, On Life” features a lush string and horn arrangement, showcasing the band’s range. And the album closes with the soaring melodies and metallic guitars of the title track, “Killing Time”.

With Killing Time, Bayside definitely wasn’t wasting their time crafting yet another satisfying album, again setting the standard for the genre.

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Blogger Amanda said...

Love Bayside! This album is amazing! If you're a fan, check out the "Sick, Sick, Sick" video: So good!

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