Cloud Rat are a band from Michigan that plays a mixture of grindcore and punk and this is a review of their 2015 album "Qliphoth" which will be released in May by Halo Of Flies.
Distorted sounds and melodic choirs start off the album before going into a very fast grindcore direction along with some blast beats and high pitched screams and the music also brings in a great amount of punk and crust elements and there is also a decent amount of melody in the guitar riffs at times.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of spoken word samples and the songs also bring a great amount of brutality to the recording while some of the vocals and melodies bring in elements of screamo and post hardcore.and as the album progresses clean playing and shoegaze style synths can be heard in some parts of the songs.
Cloud Rat plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in grindcore and punk but also mixes in elements of post hardcore and shoegaze to make the songs sound a little bit more original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark, hateful and left hand path themes.
In my opinion Cloud Rat are a very great sounding mixture of grindcore and punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Botched" "Bloated Goat" "Thin Vein" and "Chrysalis". 8 out of 10.