Legendary Tacoma, Washington mathcore/hardcore/metal band Botch's second and final full-length album, We Are the Romans, was originally released in 1999 to critical acclaim, eventually becoming one of the most groundbreaking and influential albums during a pivotal shift in heavy music. The special reissue of their seminal album includes new song "One Twenty Two," the first new music Botch (bassist Brian Cook, guitarist Dave Knudson, drummer Tim Latona and vocalist Dave Verellen) have written together in over 20 years.
We Are the Romans is a solid display of new-school metallic hardcore (or metalcore) from a band that's not afraid to experiment. In other words, there are plenty of heavy guitars and angry, raw-throated vocals, but these more standard elements are offset by jagged math rock rhythms, a keen sense of dynamics, and some unusual-for-the-genre production techniques...an impressive release...
- Double Vinyl LP
- Brand-New Song - First Song the Band Has Written in Over 20 Years
- Two Printed Inner Sleeves
- Gatefold Jacket
- Limited-Time Digital Download Card
- To Our Friends in the Great White North
- Mondrian Was a Liar
- Transitions from Persona to Object
- Swimming the Channel vs. Driving the Channel
- C. Thomas Howell as the "Soul Man"
- Saint Matthew Returns to the Womb
- Frequency Ass Bandit
- I Wanna Be a Sex Symbol on My Own Terms
- Man the Ramparts
- One Twenty Two