★★★★½ or "Say I Won't has a buzzy, elevated energy that grabs you from the start." AllMusic
“a louder, groovier, power-chord heavier (and, yes, bass-ier) new album.” FLOOD
“Their most full-sounding album to date while entering a whole new realm of melody that makes the wait for new BDoD all the more worth it.” Glide
The point of an odyssey is to return home changed—still the same person, but deepened somehow, wiser and better, wearing your traveling scars proudly. Bass Drum of Death’s new album Say I Won’t is the end result of a journey that took singer and bandleader John Barrett from a small town in Mississippi and sent him across the world and back home again. The music still rips, with blown-out guitars and drums, and the melodies are catchier than ever, hollered in Barrett’s trademark yelp. But the music hits differently now, more at peace with itself, propelled by a new swagger. Say I Won’t is the record of a veteran band finding its stride and leaning into it, stripping back the excess and finding the raw core of their sound.
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