Cloud Rat / Autarkeia - split 7"IFB Records
Michigan's Cloud Rat comes prepared with a heavy hammer yet again. These 2 tracks show all the grinding HC fury and venomous pained vocals you know and love, yet both display a dark moody side with the odd driving or black metallish riff to break up the blasts and blown out filth. This is the first release for Autarkeia from Ft. Myers FL. Made up of folks from Jiyuna and Merkit, both sides shine through. Dark, moody emo that goes from calm to gigantic blown out heaviness is fronted with female vocals that range from screamed intensity to haunting beauty. This track focuses on driving heaviness and finishes with a long outro reminiscent of a darker Christie Front Drive. Packaging is screeprinted on hand cut waste paper to reduce resource consumption.