boy, i loved the self titled e.p. from this polish band called the lowest. it was so full of energy and some kind of novelty in today's hardcore scene. at least to me. usually when you listen to a new band you come up with some comparisons to put the band into a certain corner. in this case the lowest are the corner. some might say this is just another metallic hardcore band but to me, they have a sense for desperate passion that can only be evenly matched by harms way.
the presentation is pretty lovely too. i like the simplistic cover art. it's vice versa to the first release of them now coming in white and black instead of black and white. the insert has an apocalyptic drawing by dawid rudziński on one side which simply looks awesome. the same picture is also etched to the b-side of the vinyl. superb! buy your copy from the d.r.a. webshop.
and yes "divided"keeps all this, what the self titled record promised. heavy mid-tempo riffs with that unique feeling for pumping, dark melodies. the lyrics are full of anger, angst and distress for a cold and relentless world, in which everyone seems to fight for their own. a dark picture painted by the greedy hands of a few, framed by the helplessness of us all. ah yes, "divided" makes me feel real poetic tonight. be sure to check them out right here.
this record actually appeared in february this year but due to some delays of another record of my order i just recieved this two weeks ago. i wrote a mail in april to ask marcel/d.r.a. about the whereabouts of my order but got no reply. then, before two and a half weeks i wrote another, this time yet unpleasant, mail. i think marcel was just pretty busy and maybe forgot about answering the first mail, but i believe he wanted to make up for the hassle. so i got a special printed fold over cover with artwork by rafał wechter, that is supposed to come with black vinyl only. nice move, marcel! 100 copies made on this black w/ white marble vinyl. 50 copies on marbled clear red, 100 on clear blue and 250 on black vinyl. demons run amok ent. 2014.