Cloud Rat is one of those bands whose music connects instantly, painfully—you feel the ache, the riffs, and the cacophony deep within your bones, vibrating out into a hostile world. Somewhat lyrically reminiscent of Agathocles, CR is a social-justice message band; & their social-justice banner-waving can get lame. Yet there is no denying their riff-skill. Their grindcore cherry-picks from doom, crust, metal and even rock-folk, as in the case of their cover of "The Needle and the Damage Done.”
Favorite track: CLOUD RAT - Erasing.