The Rabid Whole are a band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada that plays a mixture of metal, industrial and alternative rock and this is a review of their 2012 album "Refuge" which was released by Boneshade Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with no blast beats being present on t his recording, while the synths and samples bring elements of industrial and electronica to the recording, as for the bass guitar it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine metal, industrial and alternative rock together to create a sound with a good amount of melody being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of soft and clean playing and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals are mostly clean singing vocals with some female back up's being used at times along with a brief use of spoken word parts, while the lyrics cover dark and everyday themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion The Rabid Whole are a very great sounding hybrid of metal, industrial and alternative rock and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Future" "New System" "Stargazer" and "Refuge". RECOMMENDED BUY.