Breathless, strep-throat hardcore with tonsils popping everywhere like pans of Jiffy Pop popcorn. Equal parts crust, speed metal, and hundred-percent bilious contempt for everything on God’s green earth. Ripping good. Fun fact for logo buffs: the Rat Bastards logo is sort of a cross between the classic Dead Kennedys’ DK logo and something hanging in the woods in the Blair Witch Project and it looks like it was made with pretzel rods wrapped in hair. Neat.