(U.S.) Cloud Rat-Pollinator LP (2019)

Country: USA
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Grindcore, Metal
Label: Artoaffect Records
Tracks: 14
Length: 29.25'

Cloud Rat is a four piece band from Mount Pleasant, Michigan who formed in December of 2009.  I've been a huge fan of Cloud Rat since hearing their self-titled LP back in 2010.  Cloud Rat has continued to grow and expand upon their sound, creating a truly unique take on modern hardcore, punk, and grindcore.  Since their inception in 2009, Cloud Rat have released an eleven track self-titled LP on IFB records in 2010, a split cassette with Xtra Vomit in 2010, a split 7" with Autarkeia in 2011, a 3-way split LP with Oily Menace and Wolbachia in 2011, a thirteen track LP titled Moksha on Halo Of Flies, IFB, React With Protest, 7 Degrees, and React With Protest in January of 2013, a split LP with Republic Of Dreams in 2012, s song for the Monomaniac Volume One 7" compilation in 2012, a song for the No Compromise (Earth First) compilation in 2013, and a split 7" with Orgullo Primitivo in 2014, a 17 track album titled Qliphoth in 2015, a split 7" with Drugs Of Faith in 2015, a split LP with Moloch in April of 2017,  a split 7" with Crevasse in April of 2017, a split with Disrotted in June of 2017,  a compilation of their songs from their splits with Crevasse, Test, Drugs Of Faith, and Disrotted called Clipped Beaks in October of 2018, and a compilation of songs from their split LPs with The World Is A Vampire and their split LP with Moloch titled Silk Panic in October of 2018.  Pollinator is the band's latest LP, which was released via Artoaffect records on September 13th, 2019.  On Pollinator, Cloud Rat offer up fourteen tracks of brutal as fuck and devastating hardcore, punk, and grindcore, that will keep you guessing at every twist and turn.  Seriously, Pollinator is an amazing LP and will definitely be ending up on my best of lists for 2019.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy! 

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