Empire Of Rats are a band from Ohio that plays a very heavy form of hardcore with metal elements and this is a review of their self titled 2013 album which was released by A389 Recordings.
"Leeches" begins with a spoken word sample before going into a heavier guitar riff along with drums and after awhile the aggressive vocals, faster riffs and blast beats kick in before making switches back and forth between slow and fast parts and towards the end you can hear some powerful bass guitars.
"Another Minute In Hell" begins with heavy guitar and bass riffs along with some drums which lead to some aggressive sounding hardcore vocals and then the music switches back and forth between slow and mid paced before a brief guitar lead that leads to the song going into a fater direction for awhile as well as coming in and out of the song.
"Bottomless Pit" begins with some drums which lead to some fast and heavy guitar riffs along with the vocals kicking in a few seconds later and as the song moves on the riffs start getting more diverse.
"Untitled" begins with some heavy guitar riffs and drums which lead to the vocals and bass guitars kicking in and a minute later t he song goes into a faster direction along with some blast beats and guitar leads before slowing down again.
:Society's Zero" begins with some fast and heavy guitar riffs which lead to some drums and vocals before slowing down but remaining heavy all at the same time.and after awhile t here is a brief use of guitar leads along with some heavier bass guitars.
'Rats Reign" begins with a spoken word part before going into heavy guitar riffs, drums and vocals and after awhile the guitar riffing starts utilizing some melody in some parts as well as the bass guitars getting heavier.
"Sinking" begins with some heavy guitar rhythms and leads along with some blast beats and aggressive vocals before going into a slow but still heavy direction.
"Little From The World" begins with some aggressive drums and guitar riffs before slowing down and adding in powerful bass guitars and aggressive vocals.
'We're Dead" begins with some heavy guitar riffs before into drums and vocals along with some brutal blast beats being utilized and then t he song slows down and adds in some heavy bass guitars before speeding up.
"Exposed" begins with some heavy bass guitars before going into rhythm guitars and drums and adding m in some aggressive hardcore shouts and adding in some faster parts but also slowing down at times.
"Early Morning" begins with some soft acoustic guitar playing which utilize finger picking before going into some heavier guitars and drums along with some powerful bass guitars and after awhile there is a brief use of guitar leads and solos.
Song lyrics cover everyday, violent and hateful themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on t he recording.
In my opinion Empire Of Rats are a very great sounding heavy hardcore band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Leeches" "Bottomless Pits" "Sinking" and "Exposed". RECOMMENDED BUY.