Let's see, what upcoming Southern Lord release recorded by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou at his GodCity Studio can I hype with today's 12 O'Clock Track
? I'm going to go with the sophomore full-length by Vancouver foursome Baptists—and only slightly because Dave Grohl has gushed about how Baptists drummer Nick Yacyshyn is his "favorite new drummer by far." Due out on October 14, Bloodmines
is a fiery wreck of a hardcore-punk record, with the metal attitude of old-school Botch (if they would have ever shifted into warp speed). The album is mean as hell and lightning fast, never slowing down long enough to back over whatever it just barreled over. And it's at its best when it's reckless, when Andrew Drury paints the songs with gruff, blood-curdling wails and Yacyshyn propels himself right up off his throne and into another stratosphere. Check out "Harm Induction" below.