Rabbits
Lower Forms


3.5
great

Review

by ConsiderPhlebas USER (34 Reviews)
March 24th, 2011 | 13 replies | 5,155 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Dirty sludge that moves along at a pace

4 of 4 thought this review was well written

Only the most deranged, shit-munching serial-killer could deny that rabbits are the cutest things in the universe. You’d be forgiven for thinking, then, that Portland outfit, Rabbits, were a nice band – probably one dallying in effeminate indie-pop. What you wouldn’t immediately imagine, is the sound of manic, whiskey-soaked sludge to come leering at you with its knob out, waving a broken bottle in the general direction of your face. Rabbits’ debut album, Lower Forms, sounds something like the mighty Eyehategod, with just a pinch of energy added into the mix. ‘Burn, Sun, Burn’ kicks the whole thing off with fuzzy, gloomy guitars, but quickly picks up the pace through the introduction of KG’s clattering drums. Sethro’s vocals range from pained and nasty (‘The Flow Below’) to balls-out frantic (‘Noise to Share’), but the range is enough to keep you interested. Though it never goes within a mile of anything even like a melody, Lower Forms boasts a nice line in rhythms, giving it a weird type of catchiness that isn’t all that prevalent in the genre. Varying between a doom-laden drone and a faster, grimy-hardcore style might not be groundbreaking, but Rabbits do it very well, and the album feels complete because of it. Even if they bring nothing entirely new to the table, it’s hard to deny that the racket they make is impressively fucked up. Definitely a band to watch out for in the future.



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ConsiderPhlebas
March 24th 2011



6157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Album rules. Former member of The VSS in the band.

americanmusicmachine
March 24th 2011



3953 Comments


I like The VSS! I like doomy shit! I uh, probz won't ever listen to this!

bungy
March 24th 2011



8843 Comments


I like rabbits!

ConsiderPhlebas
March 24th 2011



6157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yay!

ConsiderPhlebas
March 24th 2011



6157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Pretty good band, man. They were more weird post-hardcore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sr862gC83A&feature=related

americanmusicmachine
March 24th 2011



3953 Comments


oh fuck you consider... i'm leavin' the video tho.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlO1UNrr6zQ

ConsiderPhlebas
March 24th 2011



6157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Too slow, bitch

Irving
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2011



7007 Comments


Great review. Its effectiveness reminds me rather of Kiran's Illinoise review, which was equally as awesome. Have a pos.

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Wizard
March 25th 2011



18746 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Good review. Album was pretty uneventful.

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Mewcopa0
March 25th 2011



1792 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This album bored me to tears.

ConsiderPhlebas
March 25th 2011



6157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Maybe it's because I don't listen to a lot of bands in this genre, but it keeps my attention throughout

Mewcopa0
March 25th 2011



1792 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I like sludge but...not this. It looks good on paper, but they just failed at applying anything.

karterfrosner
July 20th 2013



13 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Its weird, but bad ass




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