The Lowest Form’s ‘Personal Space’ Is Pure, Gritty Punk
Hardcore punk remains one of the most interesting and malleable genres in music today. No band represents this better than the U.K.'s the Lowest Form on their newest record, Personal Space. The band locks into a sound reminiscent of Poison Idea and the like, snapping together jumpy and excited punk with bouts of noise, like on the track "Gak Attack." The song swirls taunting riffs into full-on shredding, not letting you take a breath to try and figure out where it's going next. The record slows to a halt on "Last Smash" before revving back up, the band's grit and aggression in no short supply.