|Album Review: 'Killing Time' by Bayside|
|Written by Mary Patterson, Vidette Blogger|
|Wednesday, 23 February 2011 16:18|
Bayside first hit my emo-punk radar back in 2004 when they released, "Sirens and Condolences."
Since then I haven’t paid much attention to them but I received an advance copy of the album in my mailbox yesterday, so I gave it a listen.
The band has certainly progressed since the mid 200’s.
Their most recent album, "Killing Time," still features Anthony Raneri’s familiar lyrics about heartbreak and some great melodies.
What has changed is the structure of the songs and the creative guitar riffs. With an album produced by GIL NORTON, who has produced albums for Courting Crows, Foo Fighters, and Jimmy Eat World, Bayside seem to have from the shadows and has finally grown into their own.
Some standout tracks are Mona Lisa, the ballad On Life, On Love that is eerily similar to Ben Folds, and the first single of the album Sick, Sick, Sick.
Overall, "Killing Time" is a strong album, the bulk of which features a pure punk rock feel and sound.
As strong as the album is, songs like On Love, On Life and the album’s title track doesn’t feel right on the album and seem to have the band out of their element.
Final Score: 4/5