EMPIRE OF RATS
"EMPIRE OF RATS"
A389 RECORDINGS

Roaring out of Columbus, Ohio comes the Hardcore madness that is better known as
EMPIRE OF RATS. EMPIRE OF RATS features members of PALEHORSE, UNDER
ONE FLAG, PITBOSS 2000
amongst others. These guys play good old fashion pissed
off Hardcore music, just the way I like it. The scene is being flooded with way, way too
many Post Hardcore bands, so I was very pleased to hear
EMPIRE OF RATS kicking it
old school. They reminded me of bands from back in the day that went out there and
played aggressive, in your face, no holds barred Hardcore music. Bands that kept coming
to mind were
SICK OF IT ALL, SHEER TERROR, MADBALL, CRO-MAGS,
TERROR
& AGNOSTIC FRONT. Now, EMPIRE OF RATS doesn't sound like any of
these guys, but I can hear how they may have influenced them a bit. I know these guys are
from Ohio, but I would have guessed they were from the East Coast, either from the New
York area or the New England area. They just have that same raw and catchy aggressive
vibe and sound that comes from these areas. The guitars reminded me a lot of early
BIOHAZARD mixed with SICK OF IT ALL with touches of early HATEBREED
thrown in and some RINGWORM added.. If you dig any of these above mentioned bands
then your going to love
EMPIRE OF RATS. One of the best newer Hardcore bands out
there in the scene today ripping shit up!

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