By: Caitlin Hoffman
Simply speaking, Cata9tales is a product of our modern times. Weâ€™ve reached a dead-end with popular music, and itâ€™s a tiresome task trying to find something unique. Thatâ€™s where they own the scene: they dare to take risks where other artists wonâ€™t.
Cata9tales is Eminem on speed. Rap injected with electricity. Radio songs sharpened up with daring experimentation and undying energy.
Berkley Priest takes care of the lyrical heat while Kreator keeps the fire going with club-worthy beats. This isnâ€™t just straight-edge hip-hop or old-school funk- itâ€™s far more intellectually challenging than that.
When you listen to them, you canâ€™t help but move and you canâ€™t help but think. Their twisting of rhythm and engaging of distortion always keeps you guessing.
Plus, their stamina is unbelievable! I canâ€™t imagine seeing these guys rip the cement off a stage! Itâ€™s like they step into their music and leave all human faults behind. They donâ€™t just create music, they become it.
I love how socially aware their lyrics are. Their music content screams of the revolution thatâ€™s been beating in the brains of our generation. These guys could be the soundtrack of the Occupy movement.
Itâ€™s true that they dominate the electro and hip-hop/rap genres, but at the same time I feel a lot of rock nâ€™ roll lust pounding through their veins. You can especially feel that rebel influence in their most recent album, Chameleonâ€™s Dream. Thereâ€™s a lot of anger in it, but also a lot of passion. And that makes it beautiful.
Keep an eye out for these guys. They deserve our attention.