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Catabolic: Manifestation of the original vision of the composers.

Catabolic - Besiege The Uncivil

Catabolic is militant death metal. And everything that can be thrown in, be it from other genres of metal, punk or whatever. This band has existed for some years now, but did really come to be after current line-up was put together 2010.

Finnish death metal band Catabolic has struck a licensing deal with Wormholedeath for their debut album Besiege The Uncivil, which will be released on February 25th, 2022 worldwide.

Besiege The Uncivil was mixed and mastered by the famous Damian Herring in the Subterranean Watchtower Studios (USA).

«A straightforward mission. We write music we feel strongly is our own. We share and execute our works in the hope that it may be enjoyed by others«». –Catabolic.

Besiege The Uncivil is the debut full length album of Finnish death metal veterans Catabolic. The album is the manifestation of the original vision of the composers Lenn Root and Toivonen. It contains eight songs of intense and aggressive militant death metal. Combining death metal influences from different genres around the world and mixing it with inputs from other extreme metal as well, the album has a unique and personal sound that stands on its own feet.

The creation process of the album took several years of persistence work. It was recorded and engineered in several different locations and studios. The final mixing and mastering was done by Damian Herring at Subterranean Watchtower studios in 2020. The idea of the production was to have a clear and powerful sound where all the instruments are audible in the vein of 90’s Florida death metal albums.

The lyrical side of the album deals with different themes ranging from personal struggles of life to historical armed conflicts. The lyrics are written by the ghost member EhK.

Besiege The Uncivil will be released by the italian label WormHoleDeath records in 2022. It will be distributed worldwide and there will be a CD and a digital release. Catabolic is eager to work with the new label and get the album finally released!

1. Clenched

2. Into Eternity Gleam

3. Arrival

4. The Onager

5. Genetic Evil Indoctrination

6. Transhumanist

7. Beacon for Journeys through Void (Illuminated pt.2)

8. IIAIV – All in Vain

Catabolic is a death metal band from Finland. The group consists of Il Mostro (lead vocals), Lenn Root (guitar), Alathfar (bass) and Toivonen(drums). Veterans of the metal scene, drawn together forming an invincible quartet of audial assault.

Catabolic played their very first show in 2011. Now after a dozen of shows, enthusiastic responses, line-up changes and the blood, sweat and beers, this death-driven quartet strives ahead. The new album Besiege The Uncivil, released on 2021, is a powerhouse testament to their undying passion. The album represents a broad variety of catchy hooks and explosive riffs performed with an energy to last for a lifetime. The new release is a multidimensional and contemporary manifestation of the relentless and hard working band dead set on destruction.

Catabolic is all about the setting the bar on music. From their early compilation works Demonstrations (2011) to most recent Besiege The Uncivil (2022) the band represents an ever-shifting pioneer spirit that’s scarce within their genre. Their symbol, the wheel with scythe in the epicenter, pretty much says it all: «Once the warwagon’s rolling, get out of the way or get run over!».

Catabolic line-up:

Il Mostro – vocals

Lenn Root – guitar

Alathfar – bass

Toivonen – drums

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About Ulf Backstrøm (7231 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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