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As Southern Lord prepares for the March release of II — the sophomore LP from eradicating, Chicago-based, death metal horde LIKE RATS, founded by members of Weekend Nachos — its initial single has been expended through a premiere of the album’s final track, “Grief Incarnate.”
The song comes through an exclusive debut at Invisible Oranges and partner BrooklynVegan to infiltrate the masses on multiple levels, issuing, “Calling to mind their contemporaries in Black Breath,LIKE RATS turn their focus to offering their own furious hardcore-inflected version of the crushing death metal of the likes of Entombed, Obituary, and Death. ‘Grief Incarnate’ is a crusher of a riff-delivery device, a consistent head-bobber of the highest order.”
II will see release through Southern Lord digitally and on LP, and on CD titled as Like Rats compiling every filthy fucking note the band has ever recorded with twenty-two tracks in total. Preorders are available at THIS LOCATION.
Founded by members of powerviolence/grindcore kingpins, Weekend Nachos, with LIKE RATS the focus of the beatdown is much more heavily influenced by death metal with generous helpings of caveman swing, with a catastrophic end result one may imagine by crossing the old-school slaughter of Incantation, Celtic Frost and Obituary over with the modern devastation of the likes of Nails, Black Breath and Dead In The Dirt. The band’s impending II sophomore LP surges with their most monstrous material yet, delivering eight new tunes with thirty-three minutes of pure savagery. Recorded by Andy Nelson (Dead In the Dirt, Harms Way), the Weekend Nachos crew has spawned an entirely different beast with LIKE RATS, and here lies the damaging proof.
Photo by Peter Nelson