And if you have trouble waking up on this lazy sunday, it might be worth blasting Cloud Rat through your speakers. You will awake, and so will the 3000 people living around you. They will probably be pretty pissed off since you destroyed their homes with this brutal sonic assault, but who cares about neighbours anyway, right?
Cloud Rat is a female fronted band from Mount Pleasant, Michigan (US). However, female fronted does not mean fairytale gothic rock and Mount Pleasant doesn't seem to be very pleasant at all. What we're dealing with here is a furious grindcore punk attack at an immense paste and a violent atmosphere.
This is sheer brutality.
Qliphoth constists of seventeen songs that only the most extreme music lovers will appreciate. I
consider myself a bit of a connaisseur of the heaviest genres but even I feel quite uncomfortable
listening to this album. That's ok by the way, not all music has to be soothing and relaxing. Some music should bite, punish and crush people in an effort to...
...wake them up!!!
Now, within the brutality there is actually a lot of variation to be found. Besides elements from
punk and grindcore, there are a few influences from sludge, hardcore and even a few breathers. Yet, all these influences are buried in a deep layer of chaos and abhorrence and blasted towards the listener at a highly destructive velocity.
Grindcore fans will absolutely love this, and live this will undoubtedly be stunning. I can image the moshpits and walls-of-death forming from the very first second of a show. But, be warned, Cloud Rat leaves no survivors and knows no mercy.