Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Low Places - Spiritual Treatment

Low Places are from California. They play a style of hardcore that mainly has two speeds: super fast or super slow. There's some mid paced moments but they are few and far between.

They open the record with a slow droning instrumental, spanning 7:36. Once they get down to business the songs drastically shrink in size. The production quality here translates the power well and the droning parts tend to pop out at you nicely.

I enjoyed the fact that this band stays with some higher pitched vocals rather than opting for the low growls common in this style of music. There's also that bit of rawness featuring overdriven bass and feedback ladden guitar that is pushing this into more of the hardcore territory. This is a good band for those of us who like our "doom metal" to be more on the hardcore side of things.

Take a listen here.