Botch
We Are the Romans


2.0
poor

Review

by feelthemetallica USER (6 Reviews)
February 15th, 2012 | 264 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Imagine a Between the Buried and me, crossed with a Converge that's vocals are the worstest you could ever hear, and you will have this album.

To kick things off, I would like to make sure everybody is clear on the fact that I do not enjoy metalcore. It get's on my nerves with it's repetitive breakdowns, obnoxious, out of tune, screamed vocals, and drumming that seems to exist to just make them look like they are all good at the instruments they play when they are actually not. So imagining what I just said, I checked out Botch, and hey! I didn’t mind some of it. That being said, I still believe it to be highly overrated and it certainly contains a number of flaws which I will cap. The first bad idea is the concept. The concept is simplistic, it’s not even original either. Roman Empire? Like that hasn’t been done thirty thousand times over. This gets really boring and ends up detracting from the album as a whole.


The big flaw that presents itself, like a fat, juicy, cake is obviously the vocals. They're really quite terrible and it is really displeasing. The whole album he resembles an elephant that is trumpeting with a blocked nose. This is a real shame, because the lyrics would be totallly awesome to follow along (although impossible due to the poor vocal effort). They're not even remotely comprehendible, and the poor vocals distracts me from some of the other good things like the guitar and the drums (although show-offy). He has no variety in this album and it is really quite annoying, as his voice is toneless and really lacks depth to make a decent album brilliant.


There are a couple highlights though. Swimming the Channel and Drum N Bass and pretty decent to listen to, as they don’t rape your ears with endless vocals that are greating to listen to. Drum and Bass is a decent closer even though it runs waaay too short for something that should wind up an epic album over a sustained period of time. Overall this album would be a masterpiece if the vocals were improved, and it was an easier listen. However said activities are not performed, and therefore this will remain at a 2.



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feelthemetallica
February 14th 2012


48 Comments


this metal doesnt appeal to me!

ohfoxxxycole
February 14th 2012


4353 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

hahahahahah

Hawks
February 14th 2012


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Fuck you.

Scoot
February 14th 2012


17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

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eternium
February 14th 2012


16338 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

lol Man the Ramparts is the real closer and the vocals are fairly easy to understand if you're reading lyrics along with them.

lucasjcockcroft
February 14th 2012


3711 Comments


this is crandy 2.0

Hawks
February 14th 2012


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

You deserve a neg just because of the first sentence.

DarthMann
February 14th 2012


13816 Comments


still getting into this badboy

DarthMann
February 14th 2012


13816 Comments


"Imagine a Between the Buried and me, crossed with a Converge that has even worser vocals, and you will have this album."

ahahaha

FelixCulpa
February 14th 2012


1240 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"recommended by reviewer
converge john doe"

Lol.

Wheelah
February 14th 2012


756 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

dafuq

Neg'd as soon as I saw this:

"that has even worser vocals"

fsharptrit0ne
February 14th 2012


4814 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The whole album he resembles an elephant that is trumpeting with a blocked nose.

lmfao omfg

Wheelah
February 14th 2012


756 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Read the review and... Wow. Some people should just not enjoy the luxury of listening to music.

NeutralThunder12
February 14th 2012


8742 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol this doesnt sound like btbam or converge really

it sounds like botch, negged faggot

MudIdol
February 14th 2012


582 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol a 2? This isn't the most amazing album ever but it is definitely not a 2. Review isn't worth reading either.

Scoot
February 14th 2012


17819 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

neggot

Lunarfall
February 14th 2012


3179 Comments


only good part of the review was converge - john doe

and that's not even part of the review


jayfatha
February 14th 2012


2882 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Admittedly i'm not a fan either but wow this is bad

DarthMann
February 14th 2012


13816 Comments


shut the fuck up progmaster you fag

DarthMann
February 14th 2012


13816 Comments


im joking man



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