First Listen: BAIT – “Inner War”

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Listen to the premier of “Inner War”, a sprawling 8-and-a-half minute taste of Sunburst, the latest record from blackened hardcore unit Bait.

Blackened hardcore, the meshing of two distinct genres that literally no one asked for, has produced some interesting and varied results. From the blistering speed and ignorance of Young and In the Way to the noisy chaos of Dendritic Arbor, fast and abrasive has been the most common precedent for this nascent genre. By comparison, Würzburg, Germany’s own Bait offers a distinctly slower, arboreal take on blackened hardcore.

Throughout Sunburst‘s five tracks, you’ll hear familiar touchpoints of furious evil-kid hardcore similar to Cursed or Oathbreaker. On “Inner War”, the band carves through distorted brambles leading to a meandering post rock passageway. This mid-point on Sunburst will undoubtedly appeal to fans of The Clearing Path.

Sunburst is out June 6th on WOOAAARGH Records. Pre-order it here and follow Bait on Facebook.

 

  • Dubs

    Let’s see if anyone takes the bait.

    • Dude, I am hooked. The blending of two genres does not rub my scales the wrong way at ALL.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        These puns make me want to tackle someone.

    • Möthër Shäbübü

      Ah the old bait and switch.

      • Dubs

        That was an excellent pun. Clearly you are a master of baiting.

        • Guacamole Jim

          I knew you weren’t going to be able to resist that one.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            It was only a matter of thyme before Dubs made that pun.

          • Dubs

            Just baiting the water, old chum.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          Have you ever been fishing W? If so do you use a lot of bait?

          • Come on man, lets not drag this out any further than we need to.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Stop being such a bass GL.

          • Dude, I am here to bail you out!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Get trout of here. I didn’t know.

        • Möthër Shäbübü

          I certainly am a master baiter. harharharhar

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I won’t get into my baiting habits.

  • Cursed? I’ll be taking the Bait with the mention of that.

  • I’d imagine you’d have to have some ignorance to go along with a name like Young and In the Way. Cause that name ain’t good.

    • Dubs

      I think they’re the ones who got that restaurant closed down for spraying pig blood.

    • Old man yells at cloud, get off my lawn, etc.

      • I really like YAITW but that name is terrible.

        • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

          A discussion between those guys and a black metal elitist would be pretty funny I imagine.
          “So yeah me and my band Hellgoat Analvomitrapist are just done recording this demo”
          “Oh cool, me and my band are actually just done recording an EP. We aren’t exactly black metal though”
          “Oh. Well what’s the name then?”

        • sweetooth0

          yeah, it makes them sound like some kind of godawful emo shite.

        • Joe, you like Bastard Feast correct? I can’t remember. I revisited their most recent album this weekend. Shit is mean.

          • I do. I haven’t listened in a long while though. I should remedy that.

    • Young and Out Da Way for full ignorance.

    • sweetooth0

      I prefer to think of them as YAITW, literally pronouncing it yaytwa, cuz that is the worst fucking bandname ever.

      • Dubs

        That almost could pass as some weird take on YHWH, so you could swing it like that.

  • Jom Pootersan

    This is relevant to my interests.

    • Dubs

      Your presence here is relevant to my interest.

      • Jom Pootersan

        You’ll always be my favorite former republican president internet pseudonym. <3

        • Dubs

          The other day I had a conversation with someone about how I used to pretend to be former President George W. Bush on the internet.

          I need to remember to never talk about what I do online.

          • Jom Pootersan

            My interest in the terlet has actually helped me in friend/dating circles if you can believe it (feel free not to).

          • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

            Girls sure do love when I tell them that I discovered bands with names such as Pissgrave through a website called Toilet ov Hell.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            What do you mean “pretend”?

          • Dubs

            Nothing, sweet little mammal. Go back to your den, now.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I never talk about what I do here either.

          • i get lucky in that my pseudonym was created first in real life

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            people called me a viking then I admitted to liking it 🙁

          • did they stop calling you a viking then?

  • pretty good

  • Guacamole Jim

    WOOAAARGH Records is an amazing label name. Also, this is some rad shit!

    • I believe it is owned by Gorak and his family. If I were to speculate.

  • this aint bad, but im not hearing much of the blackened aspect. def a good portion of post tho

  • Dubs

    This’ll do, Bait. This’ll do.

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm
  • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

    I like this Bait. Not as fiercely abrasive as their German brothers Implore, but I’m digging the slower pace and post-rock elements of Bait’s sound.

  • Waynecro

    I dig this. Thanks for the heads-up!

  • WOOAAARGH!