Album review: BRAT – Social Grace

The two major highlights, however, arrive later in the record. The devilishly thrashy Rope Drag rumbles along with an insistent yet demonic pace in a way that’s instantly memorable, while the stomping title track that concludes the record burns white-hot with ‘Utter distaste / For the human race‘ and posits that ‘We are to blame’ for an ‘Earth that hates us.’

While it’s hardly aiming to be all smiles, it’s undeniable that in today’s grim world, there’s a place for such blunt, unshackled disdain that they occupy brilliantly. On top of that though, there’s a sense that they’re here to kick a door down, and if this album helps in the fight to trample on heavy music stereotypes, that can only be a good – and deserved – thing.

Verdict: 4/5

For fans of: Pest Control, 200 Stab Wounds, Slayer

Social Grace is released on March 15 via Prosthetic