Sunday, 7 July 2013

Cloud Rat

Thanks to Anonymous for the request.


Cloud Rat are a three-piece grindcore band from Mount Pleasant, Michigan, that began in late 2009. They play some punishing, crushing, relentless and devastating aggressive music. However, as excellent as the constant pummeling and heavy riffs are, they make some really interesting musical choices from other genres (albeit still somewhat within the realm of extreme/aggressive music) that never cease to impress and capture attention. Lyrically, they tend to cover sociopolitical issues. These guys are a fucking great band that just keep getting better, and are highly recommended. I'll be honest and say that their are only a handful of grindcore bands that I really know and listen to, and Cloud Rat are among them, because fuck, this is good stuff. I don't know if that counts as a real accolade or not. Whatever, listen to this now. Enjoy.

1. Athena
2. Pill Birth
3. Le Foie Du Michigan
4. Dwell
5. Sinkhole
6. Yama
7. Mouse Trap
8. Vain
9. Canine
10. Faint Hearted
11. Complex To Break

1. Cloud Rat - My Body, The Performance Machine
2. Cloud Rat - Magnolias
3. Cloud Rat - Conveyor Belt
4. Cloud Rat - Clear
5. Cloud Rat - Powerlines
6. Cloud Rat - The Germ Of Love
7. Cloud Rat - Fever Dreams
8. Cloud Rat - A Cell Within A Cell
9. Cloud Rat - Deliverance In The Clouds
10. Xtra Vomit songs

1. Cloud Rat - March/CSR/Smoke Rings/Dig And Pinch (BEA)
2. The Oily Menace - Hugelkutur/The Beast/Mr. Blue/What Are You Fighting For/This Shit Is Killing You/Big Rock Candy Mountain/Crow On The Cradle
3. Wolbachia - Deadlock/Parasite/Blood Brain Barrier
4. Cloud Rat - Incantations/Nest/Like Lanterns, They Lit My Way
5. The Oily Menace - Battle Of Bulls Run/Scion And Vice/Bottled Water/Stepping Into Daylight/Antibiotic Markers
6. Wolbachia - Scorned/Mass Production/After No Dawn 

1. Cloud Rat - At Peace In Hell
2. Cloud Rat - Caregiving To The Passive
3. Autarkeia - Cold Wooden Floors

 
1. March
2. CSR
3. Smoke Rings
4. Dig & Pinch (BEA)
5. Incantations
6. Nest
7. Like Lanterns, They Lit My Way
8. At Peace In Hell
9. Caregiving To The Passive
10. My Body, The Performance Machine
11. Magnolias
12. Conveyor Belt
13. Clear
14. Powerlines
15. The Germ Of Love
16. Fever Dreams
17. A Cell Within A Cell
18. Deliverance In The Clouds

1. Cloud Rat / Inerds - Vaggie Fest Battle Set

1. Cloud Rat - Burning Doe
2. Cloud Rat - Parachute
3. Cloud Rat - Stench Of Sage
4. Cloud Rat - Keba
5. Cloud Rat - Moving Mouths
6. Cloud Rat - Astronomy
7. Republic Of Dreams - There's No Bullshitting Here
8. Republic Of Dreams - Your Fahrenheit Is My Celsius
9. Republic Of Dreams - An Enlightened Macho Is Still A Macho
10. Republic Of Dreams - Franz K. Is (Not) My Bus Driver
11. Republic Of Dreams - Dance Tonight, Revolution Every Day
12. Republic Of Dreams - Shit Hits The Fan, But I'm Still Not The Asshole
13. Republic Of Dreams - (Your) Banality Is Evil

1. Fingerprint V1

1. Inkblot
2. Aroma
3. Corner Space
4. Olympia
5. Peer To Peer
6. Widowmaker
7. Infinity Chasm
8. Inimitable Sea
9. Daunting Daughters
10. Casse
11. The Needle And The Damage Done (Neil Young cover)
12. Vigil
13. Moksha

1. Six Mile
2. Skin Flowers
3. Trial By Water
4. Childcraft
5. Fingerprint v2
6. Burning Doe
7. Parachute
8. A Stench Of Sage
9. Gloomy Sunday
10. Keba
11. Moving Mouths
12. Astronomy

1. Seken
2. Botched
3. The Upper World
4. Raccoon
5. Daises
6. Bloated Goat
7. Rusting Belt
8. Udder Dust
9. The Killing Horizon
10. The Boar's Snout
11. Hermit - Interstice
12. Live Wake
13. Thin Vein
14. Bolt Gun
15. Rouge Park
16. Friend Of The Court
17. Chrysalis

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