Rabbits – Lower Forms

Label: Relapse Records
Release Date: 14th February 2011
Genre(s): Punk Rock, Metal
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Rabbits – Lower Forms

Portland’s Rabbits are not the typical band you would expect to hear on the Relapse Records roster, but they are most certainly a refreshing one at that. The trio’s debut album with the label, Lower Forms, is a damn fine piece of music that intersperses the dirty renditions of both punk and metal, making for quite an intriguing experience.

Kicking the album into lo-fi guitar action is “Burn, Sun, Burn”, showing off the dirty, gritty vocals and dense guitar which drive the album forward. It turns out that the low key guitar rhythms and grunge vocals are both Rabbits strong point and downfall. The positives to take from these attributes are the fact that the band are damn good at it. The punk influences are there to be heard throughout the record and very rarely does the album dip into obscurity. Where it falters is that it doesn’t really have anything else to offer. What you see is what you get with this album and I’m really struggling to find anything else that jumps out and grabs my attention.

I would recommend this record to anyone who loves their music dirty and dense, and if you’re into fast, heavy punk music then this could well tickle your fancy. These guys are really good at what they do and for that I give them the benefit of the doubt. Lower Forms could do with just that bit more variation in the sound, but this is a record I’d recommend checking out.

Rabbits - Lower Forms, 6.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating

Posted by Liam Spencer | 23 Jan 2011 | Album Reviews, Reviews