Florida’s Catalepsy have only been putting out records for about four years now, but by the sound of this, their second full-length album, you’d think they were hardened veterans a decade plus into their careers. Bleed has a super-polished, major label-level production that accentuates the extreme heaviness of the band’s very mechanical-sounding Deathcore perfectly. Imagine The Acacia Strain using Fear Factory’s gear and producer! The band reminds me of a more futuristic, Cover Your Tracks-era Bury Your Dead at times, especially on standout cut “Goliath”, where vocalist Rick Norman is a dead ringer for BYD ex-vocalist Mat Bruso, even subtly borrowing from him lyrically for a moment. Speaking of lyrics, the ones on display here are vehemently anti-religion. Something I always treasure, but even more so when the genre is often infiltrated by Christian scum. You won’t find wheel reinvention here, but honestly what kind of douche bag goes around looking for that anyway? You will find high quality brutality played with professional precision, venom spit hard, and crushing breakdowns. Now that sounds like a good night to me.
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