LOWEST FORM, THE: Personal Space: LP

If memory serves me correctly, I seem to recall the Lowest Form as a much heavier hardcore beast. That’s in no way a complaint however. Stripping down the wall of noise guitars I associated with their first full-length, Negative Ecstasy, reveals previously unnoticed layers of Rudimentary Peni weirdness, pogo punk, and even a little trip-hop influence on the opening track. I’m going to be perfectly honest when I say that I initially felt that a second full-length as a follow-up release was a bit presumptuous, but now I’ll just eat those fucking words. NWOBHC is cool, too, but shit, don’t underestimate the weirdo punk faction: the Lowest Form are to be considered armed and dangerous. Approach with caution. –Juan Espinosa (Iron Lung)