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Crobot – ‘Rat Child’ EP

Mascot Records
Soundgarden, Chris Cornell, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Aerosmith
Release Date
June 18, 2021
Mascot Records
Hard Rock

Labours of love are not made in one fleeting moment, they take time, chipping away slowly and as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once said: “perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away”. This is what Crobot have been aiming for throughout their decade of existence, chipping and snapping at the heels of hard rock which culminated in the release of ‘Motherbrain’, the bands third studio album in 2019. On the back of this, Crobot have released their latest EP ‘Rat Child’.

                For this release, Crobot have assembled a star-studded line-up; not only does ‘Rat Child’ have the band firing at full capacity, it features appearances from the likes of Anthrax’s Frank Bello, Stix Zadina from Steel Panther as well as Howard Jones of Killswitch Engage fame. As an EP ‘Rat Child’ does everything it needs to do, although some of the work here was admittedly omitted from ‘Motherbrain’, it certainly does not have the feel of something that has been leftover. Instead, this is an EP that not only rocks, but blows the listeners socks off with its grooving hard rock that musically has touches of Led Zeppelin and the dirty Aerosmith of the 70’s but with the big alternative vibe of Soundgarden, Faith No More and Rage Against the Machine. But it is the vocals of Brandon Yeagley that take the trophies here as he shows the range of a true vocal master rockin’ and groovin’ one minute to scratchingly high the next, the likes of which haven’t been seen since Chris Cornell.

                ‘Rat Child’ is an excellent slice of hard rock and whilst this EP only has an appeal to dyed in the wool fans of Crobot, they will love every damned minute of it.

‘Rat Child’ is an excellent slice of hard rock

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