18 February 2013
by David Keevill
For every band (and there are more than a fair few now) who list the name Kurt Ballou among the production credits in their album’s sleeve notes, there are significantly more who have tried and failed to secure his servics. As it stands, the prolific producer and guitarist for Converge continues to bear a weighty impact on every release he commits to, claiming production and recording credits on a staggering number of hardcore/crust albums that you’ve loved in recent years. Yet, on every album that Ballou’s given his blessing to, it’s his unvoiced testimony to the vitality of the band’s musical kernel that has screamed the loudest; Baptists’ debut album is no different.