Catheter are a band from Denver, Colorado that has a history dating back to the mid 90's with a musical style that I would describe as being crust/grindcore and with this newer release they have added some doom metal elements and this is a review of their 2012 album "Southwest Violence" which was released by Selfmadegod.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast brutal gindcore riffs that are also heavily influenced by crustcore and doom metal and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.
Vocals range from deep death metal growls, high pitched grindcore screams and crustcore style yelling along with some spoken word samples, while the lyrics cover hateful and everyday themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great recording from Catheter and if you are a fan of brutal crust/grindcore with a doom metal edge, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cant Dream" "Conspiracy Control" "Doom To Grind" and "In This Moment". RECOMMENDED BUY.