"Us Versus Them" (Rotten; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Long-running Arizona metal act Gat-Rot unleashes their latest affair, an uncompromisingly vicious and utterly unsettling 10-track entity aptly titled "Us Versus Them."

Melding the intensity of VOD and the soul-crushing brutality of most metalcore bands on the scene today with the fist-pumping anthemic goodness of Downset and muscled-up funk of Rage Against the Machine, tracks like the punishingly heavy "Is This The End" methodically beat your ears into submission. 

Cranking out a stunning barrage of chugging guitars, decimating rhythms, and vocals that sound as if Satan himself was fronting the microphone, this disc doesn't break any ground, but will absolutely break windows in your 'hood, as it was made with the intent to be played at maximum volume without any sense of remorse. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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