CHIMES OF BAYONETS: Archiver: 7”

Before listening to this record, I didn’t know what to expect. The front cover shows pictures of their gear and the liner notes describe said gear in detail… and that is it. It was a safe bet that whatever it was going to be, it would be technical. Right off the hop, the first song has a definite NoMeansNo influence to it, which is never a bad thing when done well. They pull it off. Shifting gears a bit for the next couple of songs, they get into more of an experimental indie thing—that, while chaotic, is extremely beautiful. Something about it reminds of Victoria BC in the mid ’90s. It warms my heart. –Ty Stranglehold (Habitforming, chimesofbayonets.bandcamp.com)