Janet Gardner (formerly of Vixen)’s “Rat Hole” blends together hard rock, hair metal, and industrial into a ferocious, intense (and heavy) sound. Gardner’s growl straddles the line between metal growl and Amy Lee-like melody here. The breakdown at the 2:45 mark is delicious; having a slinky bass line laid down as the distinct elements (drums, vocals, and guitar) enter back into the mix is precisely the way to keep listeners interested in the effort. Gardner’s Rat Hole is tremendously catchy and would easily be able to cross over from the hard rock charts to even pop and alt rock stations.
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