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Catalyst Crime - Catalyst Crime (2021)

2021. október 11. - Jurancsik Eszter

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Gerit Lamm, drummer of German band Xandria, met American singer Zoe Marie Federoff in 2017 with the aim of creating a cinematic metal band. They were later joined by Jonah Weingarten, keyboardist for Danish death metallers Pyramaze, Matt Federoff, Zoe's father who previously played bass for Sage Meridien and Allisan, and Kaelen Sarakinis (guitars) and Chena Roxx (guitars).

Their music combines free-spirited progressive metal, death and symphonic elements, and their first album, out on 22 October 2021, will bear the band's name. The album will be produced by Alexander Krull who is best known for Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes

As an introduction, they chose the song Condemn Me To Chaos, which immediately burned into my brain with its melodic chorus. I looked up the band and I'm grateful to Massacre Records for letting me listen to the album. Thank you!

The symphonic roots of the songs are similar to those of other bands in this genre, but something is different. Zoe's voice has a lovely, pleasant soprano range, she uses her voice brilliantly, and she's also a student of Nightwish frontwoman Floor Jansen, but Zoe is now a singing teacher. She was previously a member of Insatia.

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You can hear the thunder in the songs, which is a must in the music of a band with this line-up. Zoe is only 29 years old, yet she has a very mature, strong voice. In the second song, Cognitive Dissonance, for which a music video has been produced, the guest is none other than Swedish singer Jake E, known from Amaranthe, who left the band in 2016.

There's a very strong cinematic line in the group's music, really, like watching a film or a musical. If that was the band's goal, they were very clever in the way they created the songs. Of course the harder line is not missing from the album, for example the song Mother Dearest is a typical party song that will be a permanent feature at the concerts, I'm sure. We also get a less hard, almost slow song, but a very likeable one is Chasing The Ghost, which is almost only towards the end, with guitars and drums. 

Break Even is a highlight of the album. It's hard, it rips your face off and the chorus is epic and cathartic. The chorus of Nowhere Near Death Yet is a bit reminiscent of the early years of Within Temptation, but that doesn't make it bad, in fact it's a great piece of music.

To sum up:

There are innumerable symphonic metal bands with female vocals, but Catalyst Crime is a bright spot in that palette. Somehow different from most bands that can be identified with similar music. I don't know what it is about the band that makes them stand out from the genre, but I can say that the album is surprisingly versatile, colourful and immersive. It takes you out of the grey everyday and Zoe is an extremely talented and likeable young girl who will go far with this group. With such a serious musicians, I didn't expect a bad album with the help of Australian guitarist Christopher Zoupa (Seventh Dan Counterforce, Teramaze). I also have to compliment the producer of the album, Alexander Krull, who did a great job.

9,5/10

Release date: 22 October 2021

Musicians (album line-up):

Zoë Marie Federoff - Vocals
Christopher Zoupa - Guitars
Kaelen Sarakinis - Guitars
Matt Federoff - Bass
Jonah Weingarten - Keyboard
Gerit Lamm - Drums

Tracklist:

1. With Only The Sun As My Witness (Intro)
2. Projection Of My Mind
3. Condemn Me To Chaos
4. Mother Dearest
5. Twice Upon A Time
6. Cognitive Dissonance (Feat. Jake E)
7. Break Even
8. Chasing The Ghost
9. Nowhere Near Dead Yet
10. Without Anesthesia
11. Not Even Once
12. One And Counting (Outro)

Label: Massacre Records

 

 

Klippremier: Catalyst Crime - Cognitive Dissonance ft. Jake E

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Néhány héttel ezelőtt mutattuk be az újonnan alakult Catalyst Crime-ot, élén Zoe Marie Federoff énekesnővel. A csapat további tagjai között ismert nevek is vannak, mint például Jonah Weingarten billentyűs (Pyramaze), Gerit Lamm dobos (Xandria) vagy éppen Zoe édesapja, Matt, aki korábban a Sage Meridien és az Allisan együttesekben tépte a húrokat. A banda gitárosai még Kaelen Sarakinis és az egzotikus külsejű Chena Roxx.
A formáció mozimetálként jellemzi az általa játszott zenét, első albumuk pedig a zenekar nevét viseli majd - a korong október 22-én lesz elérhető. Debütáló szerzeményük Condemn Me To Chaos címmel jelent meg, ma pedig újabb dalt mutatott be a banda - választásuk a Cognitive Dissonance című nótára esett, amelyben nem más vendégszerepel, mint az egykori Amaranthe-énekes Jake E. Íme:

Mozimetál ismert zenészekkel - ismerd meg a Catalyst Crime-ot!

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Igazán különleges csapatot mutathatunk be most, afféle nemzetközi produkciót, ugyanis a tagok különböző országokból származnak, nem mellesleg ismert nevek is vannak közöttük. 

Gerit Lamm, a német Xandria dobosa 2017-ben találkozott Zoe Marie Federoff amerikai énekesnővel, céljuk egy cinematic metalt játszó formáció létrehozása volt. Nem is kellett várni sokat a többi zenésztárs felbukkanására, csatlakozott hozzájuk Jonah Weingarten, aki a dán death metalos Pyramaze billentyűse, Matt Federoff, Zoe édesapja, aki korábban a Sage Meridien és az Allisan basszusgitárosaként ténykedett, valamint Kaelen Sarakinis (gitár) és az egzotikus külsejű Chena Roxx (gitár) is megérkeztek a bandába.

Zenéjük ötvözi a szabad szellemű progresszív metalt, a death-es és szimfonikus elemeket is, első albumuk pedig, amely 2021. október 22-én jelenik majd meg, az együttes nevét viseli majd. A korong producere pedig nem más, mint az Atrocityből és a Leaves' Eyes-ból ismert Alexander Krull.

Íme, a készülő lemez dallistája:

With Only The Sun As My Witness (intro)
Projection Of My Mind
Condemn Me To Chaos
Mother Dearest
Twice Upon A Time
Cognitive Dissonance
Break Even
Chasing The Ghost
Nowhere Near Dead Yet
Without Anaesthesia
Not Even Once
One And Counting (outro)

A borító:

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Az első klipes dal pedig a napokban vált elérhetővé a Youtube-on, a Condemn Me To Chaos című szerzeményhez forogtak a kamerák, íme:

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