Catarrhal Review

Catarrhal

Fleshgrave

10 Track Album

Plus 5 bonus tracks

Great Dane Records

Released 30th April 2013

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Catarrhal – Huy – Liège

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Genre: Death Metal

 

Possession

This track literally lulls you into a false sense of security as it builds up to its grand opening.

Funeral Larva

The second track shows no messing about and goes straight in for the kill, with some really ‘in your face’ vocals – that are so forthright they hit the gut when listening. The powerful music rips through the speakers as if it is showing you the middle finger!

Impious Fog

With some thunderous beats the drums launch into their tirade of utter outstanding energy, while the riffs protrude and bulge with high octane fuelled aggression. The vocal depths are way beyond deep and stir up some powerful emotions.

Fleshgate

Offering a more melodic phrase this track has an entrancing effect and sooner than later it once more hits the impressive elements that send the blood coursing through the veins.

Dressed in Blood and Puke

A very familiar title for a death metal track – it goes with the territory. Pummelling beats are potent and quickly followed by some angry lyrics that hit so low they leave a rumbling in the stomach and paralyze the ears.

Disinter

Catarrhal, I feel are a band that know no limits and keep on biting at the bit and this track is no different. It surges ahead with predatory riffs and catchy blast beats. The sonic frequencies are just phenomenal as the energy is simply catapulted through the speakers along with a strong vocal extract of extra viciousness!

Morbid Exhalation

The titles that death metal bands come up with have always fascinated me – call it morbid curiosity lol! The brutal onslaught has already reached fever pitch as they slam out riffs to literally die for in true death metal fashion.

Into the arms of light

The next track possesses a keen heaviness that resonates fiercely. Spawned with utter hate its attention seeking encounter is monstrous and simmers with equal ferocity.

Crimson Rapture

Still no let up, Catarrhal really know how to keep one entertained. The intensity increases and notches up a vehement rousing that antagonises the ears and vigorously shakes the senses with sheer and utter exuberance. The melodic slabs of rhythms are exciting and great head banging moments can be had with this track!

Outrenoir

The end has been reached and as a finale the band have plumbed for a sinister and inflamed passage that ignites further on. From catchy heavy rhythms to totally deranged vocals it leads the way for a thoroughly orgasmic encounter.

Bonus Tracks

Of Heads and Catapults

Again a good solid title for an equally solid track that scours the dark depravity of the mind. It savagely executes its wild side and seeks revenge on the ears make no mistake!

Vomited Souls

The jagged rhythms cut like a new carving knife and are carnivorously raw and unyielding. It smacks a punch that nobody could recover from. Vocally engaging with its heavy tones and rippling rhythms it is feisty enough to kill.

Dreams of Gatling Carnage

With a gargle blasting vocal to open the track, you know immediately what you are in for and Catarrhal deliver the goods with distinct sound velocity and major imagination. Virulence inducing, lip-smacking awesomeness! This is one track you won’t want to bypass.

Stitched Lips and Brutal Sodomy

What strange images are pushed into the mind when reading the title of this one! It is again brutal with plenty of savage intentions offering a truly mesmeric undercurrent that surges with every rousing riff. It stirs emotions far and wide.

Necroleader

Let the brutality commence – enveloping the ears as well as the sound barrier, maybe I should turn it down a notch? The closing track to this magnificent CD and already I am hungry for more.

 

Summary

This is one superb CD that not only engages but is thoroughly addictive and offers melodic traits of catchiness as well as a brutal overload of anger and emotive force.

The grouchy vocals are scathing and show no signs of weakness as they explore their tracks with quite simply a cauldron of molten metal. It engages on all levels of ravaging the senses and pummels its way through 15 hard core tracks that are persistently infectious.

Although some of the tracks sound similar in delivery, the production is strong and arouse with thrilling imagination.

10 tracks plus is just the ticket, that will leave you hungry for more, providing you like your metal extreme!

All hail Catarrhal!!

 

9.5/10

 

Track List:

Possession

Funeral Larva

Impious Fog

Fleshgate

Dressed in Blood and Puke

Disinter

Morbid Exhalation

Into the arms of light

Crimson Rapture

Outrenoir

Bonus Tracks from:

Beyond Onirism demo

Of Heads and Catapults

Vomited Souls

Dreams of Gatling Carnage

Stitched Lips and Brutal Sodomy

Necroleader

 

Members:

Stefan – Guitar

Xavier – Guitar

Rebhell – Drums

Romain – Bass

Serge – Vocals

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