Those who know me well understand that I’m not a fan of popular music. Too much trash has been released over the past few years. I am a DIY kind of guy and typically prefer music that you don’t hear through the traditional media outlets. And while I definitely love the heavier stuff (punk, hard rock, metal, doom, original hardcore, etc), I shy away from some of the new hardcore, grindcore and extreme/death metal. I love the riffs and music but once the vocals kick in, I quickly move on.
However, every once in awhile, a band comes along that keeps me hanging around. Canada’s Cursed and Poland’s Behemoth are two that immediately come to mind… And now Vancouver’s Baptists.
Here are the Baptists performing live at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver on January 17, 2014. Even if you may not like the music, pay attention to the musicianship. Amazing!
Foo Fighters even posted this show on their Facebook page.
Finally, here are the Baptists covering Nirvana’s “Tourettes”.