Low Places "s/t"Posted on Thursday, December 9th, 2010 @ 7:39am » permalink
Los Angeles' Low Places wrote me awhile back and asked if I'd be interested in writing about their "Violent Hunger" cassette. However, when I finally got around to doing so, I realized they'd already released a brand new self-titled EP that includes re-recorded versions of all the songs from that tape (plus three new tracks), so… I'm writing about that instead! Expect a completely vicious blend of hardcore/punk and grind that's jam packed with sneering vocals and high-speed blasts countered by slow, sludgy dirges and pounding midpaced rhythms that lend a much appreciated powerviolence vibe to the material. Every now and then some droning feedback or even the occasional sample creeps in to change up the atmoshpere just a touch, but everything's fairly straightforward and to the point otherwise, and I'm way the fuck into it. As always, I hate to keep it so short, but these dudes rage through six tracks in a mere 11 minutes here, so… that's all there is to it, really!
I'm not sure if physical copies are planned or not, but the band has been cool enough to make the entire EP available as a free download. Enjoy!