RAT BASTARDS: Self-titled: 7″

I’m mad, you’re mad, we are all mad! When you are feeling that way, the only complement to that emotion is some good ol’ thrash. Something that makes you clinch your teeth and makes your jaws cramp. Something that will make you tighten your forehead so hard that your eyebrows connect as one. This band from Chicago is the prescription for those needs. Fast and angry music that pummels its way out of the speakers. No pretend anger here. Fast bursts with stop-on-a-dime tempos that change with out a moment’s notice. Six songs that go by so fast that you barely sit down before you have to get back up to flip the record over.

 –don (Kangaroo)