Botch were the pioneers of the genres of metalcore and mathcore.
This band provides examples of:
- Long Title
- Surprisingly Gentle Song: "Afghamistam" and "Swimming the Channel vs. Driving the Chunnel".
- Uncommon Time: The beginning of "To Our Friends in the Great White North" alternates between 4/4 and 5/8 time.
- Word of God: "Hutton's Great Heat Engine" is "about being buried by thousands of tons of molten lava".