Brandnew on the market is the second album "Great Days Of Vengeance" by CATARACT. Until this CD I had not known this band name at all, so I am surprised even more positively by this one.
The guys most probably hail from the Hardcore scene, but don't mask their liking for Death and Thrash Metal. It's almost as if PRONG paired with SLAYER at "South Of Heaven" and take on a big portion of old HYPOCRISY. The songs are rolling slowly, but very mightily.
The guys put a lot of effort into their song writing, to create the biggest possible variety with damn heaviness and brutality. And they succeed. Gripping riffs and good, if small, melodic interludes grab you by the neck and won't let you go anymore. No big deal, if in some songs, like "Lost Compassion" we get some PANTERA-parts. And that the singer is a typical Hardcore-shouter won't be held against them anymore either.
Tolerant Death Metallers should check out this album. (Online April 18, 2003)