Friday 11 October 2013


This post's artist is from the September 2013 Mix. This is track #18.
You can download the September 2013 Mix right here.

GenresPunk / Post-Hardcore / Metalcore / Screamo
Related artistsTo Dream Of Autumn.
Country: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Years Active: 2003-2004
Song: "A Union Of Dead Janitors"
Album: "A Column of Smoke by Day, A Pillar of Fire by Night"
Year: 2004
For fans of: Loftus, Loma Prieta, Back When, Bucket Full Of Teeth, Textbook TraitorsEd Gein, Protestant, Joshua Fit For Battle, Tel Fyr, Orchid, AmberNeil PerryCapacities, Ruptures, In First Person, This Ship Will Sink, Cassilis, Phoenix Bodies, and Caitlyn Bailey, aka PROPER Screamo.

'A Column of Smoke by Day, A Pillar of Fire by Night' is an overlooked masterpiece of the Level-Plane, Init and React With Protest Records' era of 2000-2007. I can't do this band justice, so I will attempt to entice possible listeners by quickly explaining RATS INTO ROBOTS using band comparisons. RATS INTO ROBOTS have:
  • the spaciness of Cave In
  • the intensity of Orchid and Ed Gein
  • the complimentary overlapping layers of Neil Perry
  • a sound that fans of Schlatter Bands; Capacities, In First Person, Black Kites, The Assistant and This Ship Will Sink will appreciate, all with additional, trippy atmospherics
  • speed-metal riffs here and there, check out "The Sleep of Reason Breeds Monsters" and "Froze in a Maze" for prime examples
  • probably the most intensity on record, this shit is in your face.
Do yourself a goddamn solid and check out this band. They belong on my list of phenomenal bands that few people talk about. That list also includes Loftus and an upcoming review of Back When.


Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.

2003 - Textbook Traitors Split 7"
2003 - The Microwave Said to the Pacemaker Comp 2x7" (contributed 'The Sleep of Reason Breeds Monsters')

2004 - A Column of Smoke by Day, A Pillar of Fire by Night cd/12"LP


(2004) RATS INTO ROBOTS - "The Fuse" (from 'A Column of Smoke by Day, A Pillar of Fire by Night' cd)

(2003) RATS INTO ROBOTS - "The Sleep of Reason Breeds Monsters" (from 'Microwave Says to the Pacemaker' comp)

(2003) RATS INTO ROBOTS - "Pretext For War" (from 'Textbook Traitors' split)


RATS INTO ROBOTS out-of-print discography mp3 download


  1. Any chance of a reupload? Thanks!

    1. Of course!!wBlWWCLA!tWZ77XJSY_BjmkVjXpRAlKSlxK5OKXEwWJWICzv4jmc