It’s been a while since I’ve posted about Cloud Rat. Don’t think it’s because I’ve forgotten about the band, because I can assure you that is not the case. Cloud Rat are one of my favorite bands on J. Randall’s Grindcore Karaoke label. Not to speak down to any of the other bands on the label, there is just something about them that stands out to me. It could possibly be the bands inexplicable execution of brutal, straight up grind with hints to the old school grind scene and neo-grindviolence. They are fast, furious and they have a knack for making pissed off tunes that I can’t help but love.
The band released their latest record Fever Dreams on Grindcore Karaoke back in September and, to my amazement, it blew their self-titled LP out of the water and that is saying a lot because I absolutely love that record. Fever Dreams is a compilation album of tracks off of the bands previously released split records, which showcases a lot of the bands varied sound. From slow and captivating hardcore to pissed, aggressive grinding madness, this band has it all. Top all of that with Madison’s insane screaming and you have a winning package. If you haven’t had the chance to check out Cloud Rat’s releases, I suggest you do so below. You can download the band’s records for free via Grindcore Karaoke. Get into it.
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.