This is a review of a split album between Michigan's Cloud Rat and United Kingdom's Moloch which will be released on April 1oth by Halo Of Flies and we will start off the review with Cloud Rat a band that plays a mixture of grindcore and punk.
Their side of the split starts out with a very heavy yet melodic guitar sound along with some screaming vocals a few seconds later and when t he music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and grindcore elements can be heard and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Elements of noisecore can be heard in the bands musical style along with the energy of punk while elements of post rock and prog can also be heard briefly and goth style synths along with spoken word parts and melodic singing can also be heard on a couple while dark yet melodic guitar leads are also used briefly of the tracks while touches of harsh noise are also used at times, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover women's rights, veganism and self empowerment themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Cloud Rat and if you are a fan of grindcore and punk, you should check out their side of t he split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Clench" and "pit".
Next up is Moloch a band that plays a mixture of sludge and doom metal.
Their side of the split starts out with distorted amp sounds before going into more of a heavier yet darker doom metal direction while the vocals are mostly angry yet high pitched sludge style screams and the riffs also bring in a decent amount if melody along with both of their tracks being very long and epic in length.
When growls are utilized they add in a touch of death metal and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and there is also a brief use of cries and spoken word parts and both tracks stick to a very slow musical direction, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Moloch are a very great sounding mixture of sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Lead".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and would recommend it to all fans of noise, punk, sludge, doom and grindcore. 8 out of 10.