Bone Eater by Rat Bath: Review
Coming off of the Milwaukee spooky country core band Rat Bath’s debut album, Bone Eater is an anthem for chaos.
Bone Eater is the second song from the 10-track debut album Rat From Hell following the opening track The Tale of Dead Ol’ Fred. On the second track, the band decided to turn it up a notch with anthemic guitars, soaring vocals and hard-hitting drums. The band adopts a nostalgic pop-punk mid-2000s emo rock sound with their country core twist. Their sound has that almost unapologetically similar theatrical vibe of My Chemical Romance from their bullet days but Rat Bath’s country core and horror elements and distinct them while paying homage to the days of wearing your sister’s skinny jeans and black eyeliners.
It can be said the song is very much guitar driven as much as it is the vocals. Róisín Shields and Cora Bequeaith have excellent chemistry and synchronization between them while harmonizing their guitar parts as Fred Kenyon absolutely rips it up with their vocals. Ivy Escobedo on the bass duty really keeps it tight with the rhythm section. The whole band has this raw explosive sound that is greatly amplified by the style of music they play. As someone who grew up religiously listening to bands like My Chemical Romance, Blink-182, Paramore, and Good Charlotte, I really liked Rat Bath’s take on this sound with their distinct characteristics. If you enjoy any of these bands mentioned, I’m sure you too would love them. So give them a go.
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Photo credits: La Lux Photography
Review by: Gabe Finch