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Cataract - With Triumph Comes Loss
Label: Metal Blade Records Release: 2004 Style: Metalcore Tracklist 1. Killing Tool, 2. Nothing’s Left, 3. Vanished In The Dark, 4. Skies Grow Black, 5. As We Speak, 6. Godevil, 7. Fuel, 8. Reborn From fire, 9. Saving Shelter, 10. Hallow Horns, 11. With Triumph Comes Loss
Cataract was a Swiss metalcore band formed by members of the bands Mine, Damage I.D. and Cease in 1998. Originally it was only meant as a project and in the same year the self-titled demo CD was recorded. It sold over 2,000 units and through that the band became known in the metal and hardcore scene. In 2000 they released their debut album "Golem" and signed a contract with the American record company Ferret Music. At the beginning of 2001 Federico Carminitana replaced singer Christian Ebert. For the first time he could be heard on the EP "Martyr's Melodies". In summer 2001 Cataract toured the US with bands like Unearth, Poison The Well and Most Precious Blood. In 2002 a headlining tour through Central and Eastern Europe followed. In 2003 their second album "The Great Days of Vengeance" was released through the German record company Lifeforce Records. In 2004 the third album "With Triump Comes Loss" was recorded at Antfarm Studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen and released in September through the American record company Metal Blade Records. Cataract was the first Swiss band to be signed. With this album they made their breakthrough in the music scene. Their first big tour was as part of the No Mercy Tour. In 2005 they played at the Wacken Open Air and the With Full Force Open Air. They also joined the Swedish Viking Death Metal band Amon Amarth on a mini tour through Europe. The available record "With Triump Comes Loss" convinced with a powerful production by the renowned Danish producer Tue Madsen. Thus, the guitar walls sound really bumped out the speakers, the drums came with a lot of force, the bass delivered power and also the vocals of singer Federico Carminitana convinced. What also stood out extremely positive, that the songs got to the point. The music showed influences of the American bands Slayer and Hatebreed. The guitar riffs kept reminding of the Californian legend, but the Swiss managed to avoid sounding like a rip-off. It was difficult to name highlights on this record, because the songs were very varied and catchy. The album sounded aggressive and the songs remained in the memory. A real highlight from 2004, a must for every metalcore fan. In 2013 Cataract announced their break-up. Their farewell concert was announced in 2016 and on March 18, 2017 this show took place at the venue KIFF in the capital city of Aarau in the canton of Argovia, Switzerland. The quintet played with the group Breakdown of Sanity on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the event series "Metal-Mayhem". In their career they released six regular albums and three other releases. 9.5/12 Review by Dominic Latscha