Botch We Are The Romans on 180g 2LP
Unless you’ve been living under a rock that’s underneath another even bigger rock in a cave in the middle of nowhere, you probably already know what’s up with this milestone/motherfucker of an album. Initially released in the year two grand, Botch’s final full-length was/is the kind of devastating metallic hardcore explosion that the term “metallic hardcore” could/can only aspire to.
In fact, these dudes nailed it so hard that the bands that came afterward had to start calling themselves “metalcore” out of respect. And today, it’s actually even worse. Ever since Botch went belly up back in 2002, there’s been a steady, obnoxious stream of MTV2-jocking carpetbaggers that have ripped off our Sea-Tac boys (currently and formerly members of esteemed rock outfits like Minus The Bear, These Arms Are Snakes, Roy, Narrows and Russian Circles) riff for riff.
Botch's 1999 masterpiece We Are The Romans is back on 180g double vinyl for the first time since the album's initial release, and has been lovingly remastered specially for the format by James Plotkin. We Are The Romans is bigger, better, and more Roman than ever.
"One of the most revered hardcore bands of the last decade, Botch pioneered the mathmetal school of rock with song structures so complex and musicianship so virtuosis the Seattle quartet might as well have played clasical music." - Revolver
Botch We Are The Romans Track Listing:
1. To Our Friends in the Great White North
2. Mondrian Was a Liar
3. Transitions From Persona to Object
4. Swimming the Channel Vs. Driving the Chunnel
5. C. Thomas Howell As the "Soul Man"
6. Saint Matthew Returns to the Womb
7. Frequency Ass bandit
8. I Wanna Be A Sex Symbol On My Own Terms
9. Man the Ramparts
10. Thank God for Worker Bees