Album review: catalyst: deluxe edition

1. Change is good. Change is healthy. Hence the name, catalyst: a substance that causes a chemical reaction to happen more quickly.
2. A person or event that quickly causes change or action. And these guys are changing it up. When they started their project in 2009, they wanted to bring something different and unique to the average rock/metal music scene. In 2010 they completed recording for their original self-titled album ‘catalyst’ which included the tracks 1-11 and then recorded later were tracks 12-16 and added to this album and was released as a ‘deluxe version’.
It’s going to appeal more to the open minded listeners, those who welcome a variety of rock/metal/experimental music. It’s like hearing a Sci-Fi movie; I mean it is its own scientific, apocalyptic story. It draws on your thoughts with its melancholic and dark music, yet powerful riffs and intense vocals. And the samples of radio broadcasts, speeches and audio transmissions gives it that ‘apocalyptic’ feeling like a survivor trying to find some sort of hope that he is not alone.
It would probably be an interesting find to the fans of Mastodon and Tool. It’s definitely a break from the same old metal out there today. It’s variety of musical tempos and samples keep you listening and waiting for what’s next.
The artists, themselves, are very intelligent and independent where as they self-produce all their own material with their own equipment through their own group called Monument:Productions which also consists of other close friends of the band that dedicate themselves in helping with the process.

The band consists of six members:
Erik Atkins-guitar
Scott Keene-guitar
Pat McSherry-bass
Chris Nolan-vocals/drums
Rob Coggin-drums
Tyson Mink-vocals/samples/live visuals/drums
For more info on catalyst: and where to purchase their music, check out the sites below:


About Rockin Reggie

Just a southern rocker ready to share music news and reviews with you!
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