Picture a rat storm. It’s all overwhelming and nasty and tons of tiny claws are flying in your face. Eww! That’s what this Bloomington band sounds like. That’s a compliment. Rat Storm are a three-piece metallic crust punk band with a female vocalist and a guitar sound thick and dirty enough to compensate for the lack of bass. The songs work in a lot of changes without losing the plot. Making matters better, the CD-R demo comes with a cassette edition that’s wrapped in two canvas patches and sealed with pyramid studs. I bet if you played their town, they’d take you swimming.
–CT Terry (rodentcrust.blogspot.com)