CD REVIEW: Bayside

Published in The Music (WA, NSW, VIC, QLD) | 19.02.14 | Issue # 26




18 February, 2014

Rhythmic and deafening drums greet us in Cult’s opener, Big Cheese, and a grinding, metal-esque guitar riff slides into the unique and gripping vocals of Anthony Raneri. Bayside have returned with their sixth record, and to say it sounds huge would be an understatement. Put headphones on and it’ll sound like you’re being suffocated by a sea of organised chaos. When Time Has Come rolls around, it’s clear that every part of every song serves a purpose. If you’re keen to get into Bayside but don’t know where to start, track five,Pigsty, would be your best place.

Daniel Cribb