Michigan's Cloud Rat have returned with a compilation album which showcases their material that was released on splits and ep's with this music being a mixture of grindcore and punk and this is a review of their 2018 compilation "Clipped Beaks Silk Panic" which was released by Moment Of Collapse.
Harsh noise sounds start off the compilation before going into a very fast grindcore direction along with a great amount of blast beats while the vocals are mostly screams as well as the music also mixing in a great amount of crust punk elements and most off the tracks are very short in length.
Throughout the compilation you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody along with some tracks also bringing in more of a clean vocal that is more rooted in 80's era punk and as the compilation progresses growling vocals can also be heard briefly as well as elements of noise also making a brief return and one track also introduces synths and spoken word parts onto the compilation, one song is also very long and epic in length and some tracks also add in influences of shoegaze and post hardcore.
On this compilation Cloud Rat brings out a very diverse mixture of grindcore and punk, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Women's Right, Veganism and Self Empowerment themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collection from Cloud Rat and if you are a fan of grindcore and punk, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Harpy" "Hollow Bones" "Rosemary" and "Biting The Air". 8 out of 10.