Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cloud Rat - s/t LP - IFB026

Heavy, blasting hardcore played mostly at a grinding pace, only slowing down to bludgeon you with crushing riffs. This record has an emotional honesty and intensity that is often lacking in bands this heavy, as the pained lyrics are spat out like so much venom. The lyrics deal with dark family issues of neglect and abandonment and the hurt is felt in the delivery, and as hard as they are to take, I feel they make the record all the more relevant. The packaging is made out of re-used record covers, screenprinted then re-glued, with a lyrics insert, all with original art from the band and friends. This is a split release with Otherwise Dead Records and Midwestern Decline Records. They are $10 in a new edition of green LP's

Download the album here - Cloud Rat LP

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