Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

BOTCH

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal • United States


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Botch picture
Botch biography
BOTCH were a mathcore quartet from Tacoma, Washington, who were formed in 1993 by bassist/vocalist Brian COOK (RUSSIAN CIRCLES, THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES), guitarist Dave KNUDSON (MINUS THE BEAR), vocalist Dave VERELLEN (NARROWS) and drummer Tim LATONA. They released two full-length albums on Hydra Head Records (1998?s ''American Nervoso'' and 1999's ''We Are the Romans''), as well as numerous other splits and EPs before breaking up in 2002.

BOTCH were among the forerunners of American hardcore acts in the 90's who began experimenting with irregular time signatures and unpredictably polyrhythmic guitars, all while becoming progressively heavier and incorporating the signature sound and stylistic tendencies more associated with the metal genre. Alongside contemporaries like THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, CAVE IN and COALESCE, their major releases helped cement the foundations for what is more commonly referred to today as mathcore.

BOTCH are recommended for all fans of experimental and progressive hardcore and their associated acts.

Bio by NecronCommander

BOTCH Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to BOTCH

Buy BOTCH Music


American NervosoAmerican Nervoso
Extra tracks
Hydrahead Records 2007
$7.99
$3.98 (used)
061502061502
Hydrahead Records 2016
$15.27
$31.61 (used)
Anthology of Dead EndsAnthology of Dead Ends
Hydra Head Records 2005
$21.97
$26.32 (used)
We Are the RomansWe Are the Romans
Hydra Head Records 2007
$22.46 (used)
We Are the RomansWe Are the Romans
Hydrahead Records 2000
$40.00
$28.00 (used)
Unifying Themes ReduxUnifying Themes Redux
Hydrahead Records 2006
$4.98
$2.37 (used)
Anthology of Dead Ends by BOTCH (2002-10-15)Anthology of Dead Ends by BOTCH (2002-10-15)
Hydrahead Records
$44.95 (used)
American NervosoAmerican Nervoso
Hydrahead Records 2013
$49.99
$42.98 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Minus the Bear/City on Film "split" 7" OOP Braid Hey Mercedes Botch USD $22.99 Buy It Now 4h 14m
ROSEMARY CLOONEY ~ Botch-A-Me ~ CD Album ~ Like New ~ FREE POST! USD $6.84 Buy It Now 17h 59m
Anodyne Berkowitz 7", Botch, Deadguy, Coalesce, Funeral Diner, Screamo,Math Rock USD $3.84 [0 bids]
1 day
Acheborn ?Demon Love 7", Metallic, SXE, Edge, Snapcase, Systral,Botch,Knut USD $3.84 [0 bids]
1 day
Sabeth ?- Zwei 7", German hardcore, Orchid, Botch,Zann,Fingerprint,Funeral Diner USD $3.84 [0 bids]
1 day
Down To Fail ?- Monkey Suite Pt. 1, Botch, Converge, Tech Metal,Riffs, SXE USD $3.84 [0 bids]
1 day
ROSEMARY CLOONEY BOTCH-A-ME / ON THE FIRST WARM DAY 10" 78 Columbia 39767 1952 USD $9.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Botch-We Are The Roman's 2xLP orange/white/clear vinyl record. Hydra Head USD $99.99 [0 bids]
USD $199.99 Buy It Now
1 day
Coalesce Functioning on Impatience (1998) CD Agoraphobic Nosebleed Botch Cave In USD $10.00 Buy It Now 2 days
ROSEMARY CLOONEY "ON THE FIRST WARM DAY / BOTCH-A-ME" 45 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Coalesce "Give Them Rope She Said v2.0"LP NM /300 OOP Converge Botch Integrity USD $24.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Botch-American Nervoso Vinyl Record. Hardcore, Hydra Head USD $14.99 [0 bids]
USD $25.00 Buy It Now
2 days
Botch Cave-in Black Sabbath tribute In These Black Days Vol 5 Ltd Colored vinyl USD $45.00 Buy It Now 2 days
CAVE IN 2000 Jupiter German Test Press 12" Vinyl LP Botch Converge SCARCE! USD $275.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Vintage 45 Record Columbia Records Rosemary Clooney Botch-A-Me & On The First USD $4.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Botch We Are The Romans Digipak Hydra Head Rare oop Hardcore Metalcore Rare htf USD $37.46 Buy It Now 2 days
Waxwing/Casket Lottery "split" 7" /211 OOP Rocky Votolato Blood Brothers Botch USD $14.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Botch American Nervoso First Press White Vinyl USD $125.00 Buy It Now 3 days
SIKTH 'Death of A Dead Day' DIGIPACK Dillinger Escape Plan Converge Botch USD $6.39 [0 bids]
3 days
KEELHAUL 'Keelhaul II' CD Dillinger Escape Plan Botch Knut Mastodon Integrity USD $6.39 [0 bids]
3 days
MINUS 'Jesus Christ Bobby' CD Botch These Arms Are Snakes USD $6.39 [0 bids]
3 days
KNUT 'Knut EP' CD Converge Botch Neurosis Cult of Luna Dillinger Escape Plan USD $6.39 [0 bids]
3 days
UNFOLD 'Aeon - Aony' CD Meshuggah Cult of Luna Godflesh Botch Knut USD $6.39 [0 bids]
3 days
ROY TACOMATOSE Self-Titled SEALED CD(Botch Harkonen Tacoma Washington) USD $9.98 Buy It Now 3 days
61502 - Botch - Rock & Pop Music Vinyl USD $31.89 Buy It Now 3 days
EXCURSION CD Jayhawker NINEIRONSPITFIRE Jough Dawn Baker BOTCH Hutch SERPICO Lit USD $4.99 Buy It Now 4 days
BOTCH ** WE ARE THE ROMANS ** 2x CD ALBUM ** FOLD OUT - FAT BOX - DIGIPAK USD $8.96 [0 bids]
4 days
CAVE IN 'Lift Off' CD EP STILL SEALED Botch Old Man Gloom Converge 5ive USD $6.39 [0 bids]
4 days
MINUS 'Halldor Laxness' CD Botch These Arms Are Snakes Circa Survive USD $6.39 [0 bids]
4 days
Lot of 5 NWHC Punk CDs BOTCH To See You Broken THE ANSWER sxe Rare Hardcore USD $4.99 [0 bids]
USD $6.99 Buy It Now
4 days
Fordirelifesake / Deluge split CD, Botch, Converge, SXE, Morning Again, Orchid USD $3.84 [0 bids]
4 days
Planes Mistaken for Stars "Spearheading the Sin Movement" 7" OOP Botch Converge USD $26.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Cave In Perfect Pitch Black TEST PRESS Converge Mastodon Neurosis Isis Botch USD $125.00 [0 bids]
4 days
Barry Keane 45 Record. Botch A me, And Wish You Were Here. From Royal Records. USD $3.00 [0 bids]
5 days
Botch - Unifying Themes Redux - CD - New USD $13.51 Buy It Now 5 days
Botch - American Nervoso - CD - New USD $14.02 Buy It Now 5 days
Reflector/Casket Lottery "split" 7" OOP Rocky Votolato Blood Brothers Botch USD $14.99 Buy It Now 5 days
ACRID BOMBS OF DEATH SPLIT 7" Hardcore Vinyl Converge Unbroken Grade Sxe Botch USD $4.50 [0 bids]
USD $7.99 Buy It Now
5 days
Rosemary Clooney COLUMBIA 39767 Botch-A-Me / On The First Warm Day USD $3.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Botch - 061502 USD $8.19 Buy It Now 5 days
Cave-In/Botch "split" 7" OOP Converge Isis Piebald Pelican USD $34.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Unifying Themes Redux by Botch (CD, Sep-2006, Hydra Head) USD $2.00 [0 bids]
5 days
45 RECORD 7"- ROSEMARY CLOONEY - BOTCH A ME USD $10.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Botch "American Nervoso" 2x LP RSD Minus the Bear Isis Murder City Devils Sealed USD $69.99 Buy It Now 6 days
MELVINS BOTCH HARD ONS ISIS SUNN BORIS CHRISTBAIT KING PARROT UNSANE NEUROSIS USD $108.05 [0 bids]
USD $140.47 Buy It Now
6 days
MELVINS BOTCH HARD ONS ISIS SUNN BORIS CHRISTBAIT KING PARROT UNSANE NEUROSIS USD $126.06 [0 bids]
USD $165.68 Buy It Now
6 days
The Burgundy Romance - s/t debut 1998 CD RARE russian circles pelican isis botch USD $3.99 Buy It Now 7 days
The Murder City Devils/Botch "split" 7" OOP Russian Circles Isis Converge USD $34.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Botch - American Nervoso [CD New] USD $13.21 Buy It Now 7 days
The Fall of Troy "Self-Titled" LP /465 OOP Glassjaw Thrice Botch Chiodos USD $99.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Kill Sadie "EP No. 2" 7" OOP NM Minus the Bear These Arms Are Snakes Botch USD $14.99 Buy It Now 8 days
1950S VG-RARE Rosemary Clooney Botch-A-Me / On The First Warm Day 39767 45 USD $3.24 Buy It Now 8 days
RUSSIAN CIRCLES Geneva 2X LP botch.isis.pelican.sumac.red sparowes 180 GR VINYL USD $34.95 Buy It Now 8 days
061502 * by Botch (Vinyl, Jan-2016, Hydra Head) USD $31.98 Buy It Now 8 days
An Anthology of Dead Ends by Botch (Vinyl, Apr-2012, Hydra Head) USD $24.29 Buy It Now 8 days
Kill Sadie "Traitor" 7" OOP Minus the Bear These Arms Are Snakes Botch USD $16.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Botch - We Are The Romans Deluxe Edition CD 2 CD Promo Hydra Head USD $9.99 Buy It Now 9 days
Minus the bear 7" split City on Film RARE OOP BOTCH modest mouse cursive USD $22.00 Buy It Now 9 days
Minus The Bear ?Menos El Oso Clear Vinyl LP Russian Circles Botch Deafheaven USD $53.95 Buy It Now 9 days
BIG BUSINESS KARP MELVINS BOTCH CRYSTAL FAIRY QUI WHORES JESUS LIZARD METZ SUNN USD $70.00 Buy It Now 9 days
Botch American Nervoso 2x PURPLE VINYL LP Record with 5 bonus songs! metal! NEW! USD $39.99 Buy It Now 9 days
BIG BUSINESS MELVINS BOTCH HARD ONS JESU GODFLESH UNSANE NEUROSIS QUI NIRVANA USD $46.82 Buy It Now 9 days
MELVINS BOTCH HARD ONS BLOOD DUSTER CHRISTBAIT JESU GODFLESH UNSANE NEUROSIS USD $230.51 Buy It Now 9 days
The Blood Brothers "Laser Life" 7" VG+ OOP Waxwing Rocky Votolato Botch USD $14.99 Buy It Now 10 days
Rosemary Clooney "Botch-A Me" 78rpm Record on Columbia #39767 - 1952 USD $10.00 Buy It Now 10 days
Unifying Themes Redux by Botch (CD, Sep-2006, Hydra Head) - NEW USD $9.95 Buy It Now 11 days
Coalesce "Functioning on Impatience" LP NM /300 OOP Converge Botch Isis Torche USD $59.99 Buy It Now 11 days
Unifying Themes Redux Botch Audio CD USD $15.60 Buy It Now 11 days
CHUCK BARR & PLAYBOYS / RAMRODS 'Joe Botch / War Party 7" NEW Back from Grave USD $6.99 Buy It Now 12 days
BOTCH: AMERICAN NERVOSO (BONUS TRACKS) (CD) USD $21.63 Buy It Now 12 days
Converge: No Heroes Red w/Black Smoke Vinyl LP. Jane Doe. The Dusk In Us. Botch. USD $20.69 Buy It Now 12 days
Genuine: The Pessimist Project EP;Absolution;Botch;Himsa;Lifetime;Undertow USD $2.99 Buy It Now 12 days
Minus the Bear "They Make Beer Commercials Like This" LP OOP /500 Botch Braid USD $69.99 Buy It Now 12 days
The Murder City Devils:Three Natural Sixes PINK VINYL EP, At The Drive In,Botch USD $39.99 Buy It Now 12 days
The Murder City Devils:Dancing Shoes EP, At The Drive In,Botch,The Mars Volta USD $14.99 Buy It Now 12 days
Botch ?- Unifying Themes Redux CD USD $4.48 Buy It Now 13 days
BREWING Punk Comp 7" Vinyl Slowsidedown, Botch, Jough Dawn Baker Nineironspitfie USD $9.61 Buy It Now 13 days
BOTCH - Unifying Themes Redux Botch (CD 2006) Hardcore /USA Pressing USD $12.81 Buy It Now 13 days
The Fall of Troy "In the Unlikely Event" LP /1000 OOP Glassjaw Thrice Botch USD $99.99 Buy It Now 13 days
Daughters Band Shirt Medium Hydra Head Botch Hell Songs Canada Songs Daughters USD $30.00 Buy It Now 13 days
The Murder City Devils Three Natural Sixes Pink Vinyl 7" Botch At The Drive-In USD $37.00 Buy It Now 13 days
Various Brewing Vinyl 7" Slowsidedown Nineironspitfire Botch Jough Dawn Baker USD $5.99 Buy It Now 13 days
These Arms Are Snakes/All the Saints "split" 7" vinyl OOP Botch Russian Circles USD $13.99 Buy It Now 13 days
KILL SADIE EP No. 2 7" botch.these arms are snakes TOUR ONLY CLEAR VINYL / 200 USD $6.95 Buy It Now 13 days
Botch-Unifying Themes Redux (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $11.53 Buy It Now 14 days
Botch-Unifying Themes Redux (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $12.92 Buy It Now 14 days
Rosemary Clooney POP 45 (Columbia 39767) Botch-A-Me /On The First Warm Day VG++ USD $7.95 Buy It Now 14 days
Botch-American Nervoso (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $12.05 Buy It Now 14 days
BOTCH-An Anthology Of Dead Ends (LP) (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $22.15 Buy It Now 14 days
Botch-American Nervoso (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $13.48 Buy It Now 14 days
BOTCH-An Anthology Of Dead Ends (LP) (UK IMPORT) VINYL NEW USD $24.30 Buy It Now 14 days
Planes Mistaken For Stars "Fuck With Fire" LP OOP Russian Circles Thrice Botch USD $34.99 Buy It Now 14 days
CHRIS MARS - Anonymous Botch - CD - **Mint Condition** USD $23.75 Buy It Now 14 days
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN IRONY VINYL LP ORANGE faith no more converge botch USD $39.95 Buy It Now 14 days
DEAFHEAVEN ROADS TO JUDAH VINYL LP /2009 converge title fight swans botch USD $14.95 Buy It Now 14 days
NEW LOWS ABHORRENT ENDINGS VINYL LP /547 converge botch bane deafheaven nails USD $4.95 Buy It Now 14 days
Rocky Votolato & Seth Warren 7" OOP Waxwing Blood Brothers Botch USD $26.99 Buy It Now 14 days
Rosemary Clooney- 78rpm single 10-inch - Columbia #39767 Botch-A-Me USD $19.99 Buy It Now 15 days
GRINDCORE botch MERRIMAC breakwater MILHOUSE closure IN/HUMANITY bor LP NEW punk USD $15.99 Buy It Now 15 days
MINUS THE BEAR Voids LP SEALED indie-rock w/download Suicide Squeeze Botch USD $23.99 Buy It Now 15 days

More places to buy BOTCH music online Buy BOTCH & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

BOTCH discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

BOTCH top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.20 | 5 ratings
American Nervoso
1998
4.50 | 11 ratings
We Are the Romans
1999

BOTCH Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

0.00 | 0 ratings
061502
2006

BOTCH Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

BOTCH Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

0.00 | 0 ratings
The Unifying Themes of Sex, Death and Religion
1997
0.00 | 0 ratings
Unifying Themes Redux
2002

BOTCH Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Faction
1995
1.95 | 2 ratings
The John Birch Conspiracy Theory
1996
0.00 | 0 ratings
Botch / Nineironspitfire Split
1997
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Edge of Quarrel
1999
0.00 | 0 ratings
In These Black Days Volume 5
1999
0.00 | 0 ratings
Knut / Botch / Ananda Split
2000
4.00 | 1 ratings
An Anthology of Dead Ends
2002

BOTCH Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 An Anthology of Dead Ends by BOTCH album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2002
4.00 | 1 ratings

BUY
An Anthology of Dead Ends
Botch Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by TCat
Prog Reviewer

— First review of this album —
4 stars Botch's 'An Anthology of Dead Ends' is the last studio recording we would get from this Tech Metal/Metalcore band because they disbanded shortly after. But if there is a metalcore band out there that must be heard because of their ingenuity in extreme rock with a crazy progressive metal mentality, this is it. There is only one problem in my book, and that is the dirty vocals which are non-melodic.

However, this is the must-hear album from the band. Yes it is hard and unrelenting. But it is also very progressive and full of ingenious time signatures and dangerous tricky riffs. Tech lovers must have this album, if for nothing else, to find out how it should have been done.

The EP has 6 trracks that all together only last a little over 20 minutes. Each track is named after a country, except the letter 'n' is replaced by 'm'. I'm not sure where this idea came from, or what it means, but that's how it is. The album starts out with an unapologetic bombastic explosion of guitar that lasts all of 14 seconds. But now you know what to expect, because it gets louder than this and more complex.

Next you have 'Spaim', 'Japam', and 'Vietmam'. Each one of these land between 3 and 4 minutes each, and each one features ever shifting meters and crazy, heavy guitar, extraordinary bass and non-djent drums, but heavy nonetheless. Each one of these is an all out attack to your senses and are bound to get your heart racing. The difference between this EP and the other noisy EPs by the band is that you hardly notice the screaming vocals as the instrumentals are crazy good, and that is the only way I take my music when screaming vocals are present. The musicianship is that good.

When we come to the 5th track, we think we know what to expect. But forget that. 'Afgamistam' is completely different from everything else you have heard before. This one turns out to be one of the best math core tracks I have ever heard. For one thing, there is no wall of noise, but more of a heavy bass with a more typical math core sound with a lot of space. The vocals are also clean, and it makes you wonder why the other vocals were necessary as the lead singer has an excellent clean voice. There is also a piano riff through the track. It is a nice slow burn that is worth the price of the entire EP. Excellent track, and if the EP had been full of tracks like this, it would have got a 5 star rating.

Last of all, segueing into the final track with a chaotic build in noise, we go into 'Micaragua' which increases in non-melodic sound as a excellent drum passage tries to hold it all together. This is like the final goodbye from the band as the drums slow down against the wall of feedback and then short bursts of anger from the vocals as the noise from the instruments create a collage of ugly beauty. What a way to end.

It is such a pity that this band had to separate, but out of their ashes have come bands like 'Minus the Bear' and 'These Arms Are Snakes'. But what we have from them while together as 'Botch' is some tech metal that pushed the boundaries beyond it's usual limits. I can't say this EP is perfect, as there are those dirty vocals to deal with, but it is one of the few albums I can listen to without minding too much about the vocals. The other thing about this EP is that it is the only EP by the band that is not available in any other form. All of the band's other EPs are available on the collection 'Unifying Themes Redux', but their best one, which is the one under review here, is only available this way. And for Tech metal and Progressive Metal lovers, it is one that you need to find.

 The John Birch Conspiracy Theory by BOTCH album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1996
1.95 | 2 ratings

BUY
The John Birch Conspiracy Theory
Botch Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by TCat
Prog Reviewer

2 stars Botch is a band that released 2 albums, 1 live album, and several EPs and splits before they disbanded and went their separate ways (Minus the Bear, These Arms are Snakes, and others). They were considered a Metal Core band, which is a very loud version of Math Core. Being put under Tech/Extreme Prog Metal in Prog Archives is an appropriate placement.

The music itself is definitely hardcore metal, but with a progressive edge. It's the vocals that I have a hard time with. They are non-melodic and screaming, at least when they are not field recordings. If you can get past that, the instrumentals are top notch, but they can be hard to listen to with the screaming. If you like that style, then you should be interested, but for me it ruins the excellent job by bass, guitars and drums. The best track on this is "O Fortuna" which is their extreme rendition of the famous operatic song. At least there aren't as many vocals on that one.

The music is definitely primal and loud. This particular EP is now available on the collection "Unifying Themes Redux" which combines 2 of the 3 EPs, the Botch songs on their split singles, and also some unreleased tracks. This is the best way to purchase the music, and that release makes this EP obsolete. We'll go two stars on this one, only because the instrumental parts are great, but the screaming is awful.

 We Are the Romans by BOTCH album cover Studio Album, 1999
4.50 | 11 ratings

BUY
We Are the Romans
Botch Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

Review by LearsFool
Collaborator Post/Math Rock Team

5 stars Botch played what they call mathcore: take a particularly loud,heavy, and fast take on shred metal and then add more complex time signatures and fast changes than any average tech death band could ever handle. The result is one of the hardest genres of music to ever get into, but those who can listen to it are rewarded with a hardy challenge and a quick moving succession of complex wonder. And bowing out right when The Dillinger Escape Plan was getting started cutting albums, Botch did so with "We Are The Romans", the cream of the crop of the genre. Some of the fastest, tightest, and most complex metal ever was forged by the trifecta of Knudson on guitar, Cook on bass, and Latona on drums. Each played their instruments to the fullest, without flaw. They run rampant through ten tracks of atomic power, each uniquely titled. How can you pass up tracks called "Man The Ramparts", "C. Thomas Howell as The Soul Man", and "Saint Matthew Returns To The Womb"? The epicness and strangeness of these titles is lived up to by the music. Nothing, not even Dillinger, compares. Excellent. Transcendent. The very pinnacle of shred metal.
Thanks to aapatsos for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives