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New Lows

New Lows: New LowsNew Lows (2008)
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Reviewer Rating: 4


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After a much-celebrated demo, New Lows crafted three new songs and re-recorded two from their demo. In my opinion, they re-recorded the best two songs from their demo, "Lowest Depths" and "Lucifer Crucified." They are interwoven within the three new songs, yet they fit in well with each other. So, s.
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After a much-celebrated demo, New Lows crafted three new songs and re-recorded two from their demo. In my opinion, they re-recorded the best two songs from their demo, "Lowest Depths" and "Lucifer Crucified." They are interwoven within the three new songs, yet they fit in well with each other. So, suffice it to say, if you liked the demo, this EP will be no different.

"Hatchethead" starts off the EP with a very southern rock-influenced riff, prefaced with pounding drums. The song continues in an unbridled attack of your aural sense with its aggressive vocals. "Lowest Depths," the first of the redone demo tracks, has a slower buildup. The song has just a simple guitar riff over a monotonous drum beat until the second guitar joins in. The song kicks off with a more aggressive impression of the previous riff. The song isn't too fast -- it gets more and more indolent as the song goes along until, until when about 15 seconds left, the song kicks into a higher gear to perfectly set up the next song.

"Hung Up on the Crossroads" wastes no time with familiarity and blasts through to the first verse. "Lucifer Crucified," the second redone demo track, has its faster moments and slower moments, making it the most capricious track on the album. The song segues perfectly into the final track, "Compulsive Repulsion (It Never Ends)." This song has a sludgy feel to it that compliments the faster song heard earlier. It has short onsets of energetic spurts smeared in with the more dilatory passages but, it doesn't sound condensed or odd. It is most certainly an applicable end to this persistent and assuring EP.

New Lows' signing with Deathwish was definitely a smart idea, as they will definitely feel at home with other up-and-coming hardcore bands such as Reign Supreme and Lewd Acts.

 

 
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SilentStorms (March 5, 2009)

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand lack of responses.

SilentStorms (March 2, 2009)

I've been a big fan of your reviews, but maybe you should now change your name to Mike X Misinformed. Fuck.

SilentStorms (March 2, 2009)

And for the record, I've never even heard Lynard Skynard. Mike dude, what the fuck is up? Score is for you.

SilentStorms (March 2, 2009)

And fer fucks sake I never said this was good! Where are you pulling this from mike times dude?

SilentStorms (March 2, 2009)

"Silentstorms, I followed the link in your profile. Are those the kinds of reviews you want?

"New lows is gud. punk rawk sounds like hardcore meets lynyrd skunrd. go get dis cd. i like it"

There. I am sorry if you can't make your own assessment from descriptive words.

I am in a pissed off mood, sorry. Score is for you."

I'm pretty sure that's not me. Please provide said link so I can cleanse my name.

ffwoodycock (February 27, 2009)

i just said that a riff on the first song had a southern rock influnce (ala cancer bats). i dont know why it was assumed all of their music was like that.

slowstupidhungry (February 27, 2009)

No opinion on this band... But southern rock? What the fuck are you talking about?

mikexdude (February 26, 2009)

Silentstorms, I followed the link in your profile. Are those the kinds of reviews you want?

"New lows is gud. punk rawk sounds like hardcore meets lynyrd skunrd. go get dis cd. i like it"

There. I am sorry if you can't make your own assessment from descriptive words.

I am in a pissed off mood, sorry. Score is for you.

SilentStorms (February 26, 2009)

Alright, I'm just sick of not knowing what a band sounds like. Just name drop bands that are similar! It's not hard and it makes it very easy for us to decipher what kind of sound you're describing.

Score is for my comment being registered to every review from every writer from here on out.

theonetruebill (February 25, 2009)

Betcha Mosh Girl LOVES this band

ffwoodycock (February 25, 2009)

The myspace link doesnt go to the New Lows myspace, my mistake.
here's the correct myspace:
www.myspace.com/newlows

mikexdude (February 25, 2009)

Southern rock? Yuck, I'm sick of hearing that.

inagreendase (February 24, 2009)

Reign Supreme is OK. Lewd Acts is sweet. This band does absolute jack for me.

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