Trapped Like Rats Anger Flares EP

I know you can’t always judge a book by its cover, but let’s be real, it’s usually a good indicator of what you’re getting yourself into. Usually, cool music is accompanied by cool artwork/presentation. It is what it is. I hate to say it, but the cover of this TRAPPED LIKE RATS EP really didn’t give me high hopes. It’s got a nu-metal vibe that I don’t care for. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to the music. The band plays pretty standard hardcore that has a lot of guitar noodling, a lot of gruff gang vocals, and is overall unremarkable. That’s all I’ve got. I don’t find pleasure in writing this sort of review, but that’s the job and someone’s gotta do it. I’ll give these guys credit for hating the cops, but beyond that, this one’s a pass.