After years of slogging away in practice spaces and riff dens in Melbourne, YEAR OF THE RAT have finally crawled out from their burrow of shredding pits and come up with their debut album, “Hell Bent”. “Hell Bent” is 10 tracks of “trying not to sound like everyone else, but still liking that shit”, taking cues from Merauder, Disfear, SOD, Suicidal Tendancies and All Out War. Featuring members of MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD, I EXIST, HITLIST, BLKOUT and THE DAYLIGHT CURSE, they’ve been in bands, they know what they like and don’t like and they are stoked to unleash these ratty pits onto the masses. Like pits, riffs and double kick bits? YEAR OF THE RAT have got you covered.
Photo by Nicole Goodwin.