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After years of angst-ridden anticipation from a ravenous fanbase, Denver's grindcore gargantuans CATHETER unleash their first full-length album since 2005, celebrating 15 years of perpetuating their brutal 303-style grind.
The follow-up to their 2005-released sophomore album, "Dimension 303", amidst an incredible arsenal of split releases, EPs and demos over the years, CATHETER's new opus is so obliteratingly heavy that upon first listen you'll quickly forgive them for the delay since the last album, and immediately tear your own head off in utter joy.
As always appropriately entitled, "Southwest Doom Violence" surges with CATHETER's pissed-off style, wrangling 17 cataclysmic tunes in only twice as many minutes, an immediate adrenaline-booster for fans of classic, ripping grindcore in the tradition of REPULSION, TERRORIZER, PHOBIA, early NAPALM DEATH, with crust and doom metal infiltrating the mix.
May of 2012 is bringing with it "Southwest Doom Violence", the heavily anticipated new full-length release from Denver grind giants, CATHETER. Hell yes, that's right, after 7 years, they have put together 17 tracks of their trademarked southwest doom violence style of grind to follow up the barrage of splits, EPs and 7 inches they have always continued to unleash over the years. These guys seriously have done it again!! "Southwest Doom Violence" straight kicks ass right from the start!!
The album begins its opus with a haunting, even horrific mechanical awakening, just to pound it's way right into "Encapsulation", a dirge-like chant, giving way to a fucking rapid fire of blisteringly aggressive, gut wrenching guitar riffs, furiously validated by the persistently determined bass and explosively blasting drums that CATHETER never falls short of. "Prosthetic Mind" jumps right off with a catchy hook, bouncing right into the balls to the wall shredding fury these guys have brought from their speakers to yours for a decade and a half. And overall, "Southwest Doom Violence" is a heavy duty representation of their doom/grind style.
Due for North American release May 1st on Selfmadegod Records, and featuring cover art by Adam Azeris/Milk and Gasoline, this is a new effort sure to impress the sense out of CATHETER fans.
Catheter = Phobia + Repulsion + Dismember + Terrorizer (old)
Knowing full well the extreme displeasure of having a tube rammed up my dick (not all catheters are used for that purpose), a catheter is an unpleasant thing. Like the name suggests, this Denver, Colo. grind three-piece is all about the not-so-pleasant things in sonic form. Southwest Doom Violence is the bands third full-length record which in the world of grind—which typically consists of a lot of splits, EPs and other fun releases doesn't mean this trio is green at all. What Southwest Doom Violence does offer is a new, nasty guitar tone in the realm of old school death metal of the Swedish, crusty persuasion. If you've actually heard what the band has done before this new records production mainly in that guitar tone might initially throw you off. The nasty guitar tone almost washed the entire record out for me with initial listens, but as my ears adjusted to the nastiness of it (reminiscent of how the last Rotten Sound album played out) you notice the bass ugliness, especially if you have a good subwoofer. The drumming is some of Catheter's most intense yet in terms of its speed and how hard the drummer is pounding on his kit. As the title suggests, Doom Violence slows the chaos in momentary lapses to create something really interesting and grind-deviatingly great. –Bryer Wharton