1. Faithless
2. Monolith
3. Goliath (Feat. Matt Bruso)
4. Cthnonian
5. Bleed
6. Infernal
7. Statistic
8. Consumed
9. Medusa
10. Vexation

Rick Norman - Vocals
Rob Walden - Guitar
Matt Sutton - Guitar
Sean Murphy - Bass
Ben Sutton - Drums

Godless EP (2007)
Inquity (2008)

Produced by Matt Johnson

Released 20/5-2011
Reviewed 8/6-2011


Catalepsy is a nervous condition characterised by muscular rigidity and fixity of posture regardless of external stimuli, as well as decreased sensitivity to pain. Bleed is an excellent album with one of the best ever starting tracks, if we were talking about the album by Angel Dust, which we were not. Still that album thing was a funny coincidence as I really like that said album and especially the opening title tracks with it’s piano intro that changes into really heavy riffing. Piano intros is nothing Catalepsy has heard about though as they value brutality above all.

But lets just back for a second, they have taken their name from a medical condition. Have you ever heard a good band that has done that? I haven’t. I think that the name of the albums stand for what they attempt to achieve with your eardrums. They are brutal, heavy deathcore that appeals to fans of the bands mentioned as three similar bands, I prefer to call them extreme metal because that is much easier. They have an eye on the cover which feels a bit strange but lets once again focus on the music which is intense to say the least, it is separated into ten tracks that take about 37 minutes to play through so it is not a very long album, short and to the point is probably something said by someone about the album.

As I said, I am terribly allergic to bands with names from medical conditions (and manual labour), they are just never good, never. This rings true for this album as well, it does not appeal to me in any way and it feels more like it is after giving me a headache than a positive feeling, it also wants my eardrums to bleed uncontrollably. One thing I wonder about though is why, why the name Catalepsy? Why a name that describes muscular rigidity and stuff, are they looking to reach only Parkinson patients with their music.

Another bothering thing about this album is the fact that it is impossible to hear what the singer says in the songs, it sounds more like he is making noises than singing actual words. I know I am harsh but I am not a fan of the three bands that this album is supposed to be for fans of. I think that they do not try and reach any fans outside the extreme metal/hardcore fans as the brutality would almost certainly frighten those off anyway so maybe my review goes down well by the band.

You might ask why I who has no preference in this genre is reviewing this album, and the simple answer is because it is on a label that I review music from (Massacre) but it is also because we have no one who is a fan of this music writing for us. But enough of that now lets move back for a while to the music…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………-………………………… Oh, no! I went a bit cataleptic there, maybe that is why the name and maybe the bleeding I coughed up earlier today was from listening to this album, maybe I have it all figured out with the name and the title so if I stop listening now that I am done with this album the bleeding will stop and I will not be catalepppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp

A word from the editor here, the writer of this review went cataleptic from hearing the album too much and almost also bled to death but the point of the review was to say that if you like the bands mentioned before, you will probably enjoy this, also if you like really brutal hardcore stuff you will have a blast listening to this album. If you do not like that kind of stuff, keep away.

They will also send with this album a warning saying it may cause Catalepsy and uncontrolled bleeding, use with caution.


Label - Bastardized/Massacre Promotion
Three similar bands - Bury Your Dead/Emmure/Suicide Silence
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm