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Botch - We Are The Romans mp3 download
Performer: Botch
Title: We Are The Romans
Country: US
Released: 1999
Style: Math Rock, Hardcore
Rating: 4.8/5
Format: MP3 FLAC FLAC MPC ADX AHX MP3 XM MP1
FLAC size: 1627 mb | MP3 size: 1542 mb | WMA size: 1713 mb
Genre: Rock

We Are the Romans is the second and final studio album by American metalcore band Botch. A Hydra Head repressing of the vinyl was released on October 25, 2011.

Prince told us to party like it is 1999. In 1999 in Tacoma, Washington the four members of Botch created an album that is considered one of the best within its genre entitled, We Are The Romans. A title that is a statement about the United States thought of immortality, but a realization that we are not. The album cover shows what appears to be New York City with a huge blot of black ink covering the city. Within the blot is a red target, signifying that the United States is indeed a target. The even more disturbing aspect of the art is the fact that when you first open the contents, there is a picture of destroyed buildings

Full album download includes 11 bonus tracks: 1. To Our Friends in the Great White North (Demo) 2. I Wanna Be a Sex Symbol on My Own Terms (Demo) 3. Transitions from Persona to Object (Demo) 4. Mondrian Was A Liar (Demo) 5. Saint Matthew Returns to the Womb (Demo) 6. C. Thomas Howell as the Soul Man (Demo) 7. Man The Ramparts (Demo) 8. Saint Matthew Returns to the Womb (Live) 9. Vietmam (Live) 10. Transitions From Persona To Object (Live) 11. Hutton’s Great Heat Engine (Live). supported by 69 fans who also own We Are The Romans (Remastered Reissue). At times savage and violent, at times sombre and melancholic. Another masterpiece by converge. I Can Tell You About Pain by Converge. supported by 49 fans who also own We Are The Romans (Remastered Reissue).

All lyrics from We Are The Romans album, popular Botch songs with tracklist and information about album. Album We Are The Romans (2000). Label Hydra Head Records. Tim Latona, David Verellen, David Knudson, Brian Cook. Mastered By. Ed Brooks.

This pressing was hand assembled at our office and we were usually pretty careful in terms of looking through the pressings and catching the special stuff. That said it COULD be that there were a few more. Other Versions (5 of 17) View All.

Album Name We Are the Romans. Labels Metal Blade Records. 7. Frequency Ass Bandit. 8. I Wanna Be a Sex Symbol on My Own Terms. 10. We Are the Romans.

We Are The Romans is my first Botch album, and I will definitely have to pick up more from one of the defining Hydrahead bands. Too bad they have only one other full-length (American Nervoso) and a criminally short EP (Anthology Of Dead Ends) bookending this, 'cause judging from the sound of this album Botch deserved far, far more press and acclaim than they got in their short lifespan. I'm not quite sure how to define this Seattle outfit's sound.

We Are the Romans is the second and final studio album by American metalcore band Botch. Thomas Howell as the ‘Soul Man’ has been described by the band as satirizing Racetraitor and other bands with these very lofty political ideals that seemed like more a marketing tool for the genre of political hardcore rather than a sincere agenda (Brian Cook). We Are the Romans Q&A.

The specific album most of those ripoffs seem to reference with Botch however is We Are the Romans, the Pacific Northwest sons' devastating, final full-length. But you probably already know that. As for the very album itself, it sounds as meticulously crafted and noisy as it did during its original release. Dave Knudson's mind-bending, angular riffs, effects pedal abusing and pulsating finger-tapping resonates below the time signature changes (those ringing riffs in "Saint Matthew Returns to the Womb" still hauntingly great), while vocalist Dave Verellen still gravelly screams over the ever-changing chaos.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 To Our Friends In The Great White North 5:10
A2 Mondrian Was A Liar 2:41
A3 Transitions From Persona To Object 6:04
A4 Swimming The Channel Vs. Driving The Chunnel 4:31
B1 C. Thomas Howell As The "Soul Man" 4:44
B2 Saint Matthew Returns To The Womb 3:05
B3 Frequency Ass Bandit 4:27
B4 I Wanna Be A Sex Symbol On My Own Terms 3:35
C1 Man The Ramparts
Vocals – Sylvia Kehl
10:51
D1 Untitled
Remix – Logic Probe
7:27

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Studio Litho
  • Mixed At – Avast! Recording Co.
  • Mastered At – RFI Mastering
  • Mastered At – Greg Lee Processing – L-52205

Credits

  • Producer, Mixed By – Matt Bayles

Notes

Sides A, B and C are running on 33rpm, side D runs on 45rpm.

1st Press
3 - A/B Trans Orange & Clear + C/D Orange & White*
100 - A/B Army Green + C/D Olive Green
300 - A/B Orange & White Marble + C/D Blue & White Marble
800 - A/B/C/D Black (This)

Recorded at Studio Litho, June 29 - July 8, 1999.
Mixed at Avast, July 11-15, 1999.

*Confirmed by Hydra Head founder Aaron Turner and described as "an anomaly", 3 known copies of this variant are in existence.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side One): HH666-41 A LOOKIN' OUT THE WINDOW... L-52205
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two): HH666-41 B ...THATS APADLIN' L-52205
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Three): HH666-41 C LOOKIN' AT MY SANDALS... L-52205
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Four): HH666-41 D ...OH, YOU'D BETTER BELIEVE THAT'S A PADDLIN' L-52205

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HH666-041 Botch We Are The Romans ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Hydra Head Records HH666-041 US 1999
HH666-41 Botch We Are The Romans ‎(LP, Gre + LP, Gre + Album, Ltd) Hydra Head Records HH666-41 US 2000
HH666-41, HYH-041-1 Botch We Are The Romans ‎(2xLP, Album, RP, TP) Hydra Head Records, Hydra Head Records HH666-41, HYH-041-1 US 2011
HH666-41, HYH-041-1 Botch We Are The Romans ‎(LP, Ora + LP, Blu + 2xCD, Album, RE, RM + Album, R) Hydra Head Records, Hydra Head Records HH666-41, HYH-041-1 US 2011
HH666-41 Botch We Are The Romans ‎(2xLP, Album, Blu) Hydra Head Records HH666-41 US 1999


Comments (2)
cyrexoff
How is there no actual review of this album? A touchstone of post-hardcore/math-rock/math-metal whatever. It's unclassifiable because it's totally original. This is a classic example -- in retrospect -- of a band's first record hinting at what was to come and then hitting their stride. I read somewhere that the guitar work has no palm-muting on the whole album. These guys were basically the Fugazi of '90s metal-hardcore: rhythm-section driven and insane guitar noise but with a singer stuck on "pissed." So very essential.
Gosar
1st press also comes on color vinyl (Blue / Orange), I don't know the pressing figures but I own one.