Holy shit, this is Punk Rock of the highest caliber. Lodged somewhere in between the intriguing aesthetics and dirty fringes of Sweden’s first wave rippers like Cortex and Lädernunnan, RÄTTENS KRATER carve out dark, driving wasteoid hits with complicated riffs and clangy, bouncy hooks. Influences range from the Wipers to Flipper to Gang Of Four to a bit of the Swell Maps; and they spit shine their noisy, chaotic Post Punk grit with shards of broken glass bashed over an off-kilter, jittery rhythm section. RÄTTENS KRATER ‘s songs are as much compelling as they are unique and their accompanying artwork really accentuates their gritty, tattered music. Vinyl comes lavishly housed in a two sided printed inner dust sleeve with lyrics and liner notes. LP Jacket artwork by Joanna Ekström. Released by Dead Beat Records.