- Genre: Hardcore
After years of angst-ridden anticipation from a ravenous fanbase, Denver's grindcore gargantuans CATHETER unleash their first full-length album since 2005.
The follow-up to 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, 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.
Denver's cantankerous trio return bringing their sophomore release "Dimension 303". Following-up to the band's vicious trademark sonic assault, the album lays to waste eighteen intense, kick-to-the-face hypergrind bursts of relentless auditory damage.
Catheter plays violent, catchy grindcore seething with crust, punk, doom and sludge elements dusting the final product. Powerful production and superb musician skills just complete this grind entity, making "Dimension 303" a monstrous masterpiece from one of the most proficient and dedicated grind acts around.
18 songs of brutal masterful Colorado grindcore bulldozer in the vein of Phobia, Repulsion and old Napalm Death plus some sludge parts like Eyehategod or 16.
The CD contains also 10 more tracks from "Headfucker" 7" and live cuts from their gig at Bluebird Theater '02 that are not on US pressing. Additionally they played three cover songs by Napalm Death, Repulsion and The Accused. "Preamble To Oblivion" bring us big dose of good-sounding and well-played grind at the highest level of brutality and technique which places these Denver, Colorado thrashers on the top of American scene .
You can't miss it!!!
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