Cathartes are a solo project from Brazil that plays a very raw and old school form of black metal and this is a review of his 2016 demo "Atavistic terror" which was released by Depressive Illusions Records.
A very distorted drone starts off the demo before going into more of a raw and old school black metal direction along with some grim vocals and the music is very heavily rooted in the early 90's and also brings in the energy of punk rock along with a touch of first wave black metal and the solos and leads also sound old school.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the riffs also use a great amount of tremolo picking and melodies can also be heard in the music at times and there is also a few seconds of bestial chants on one song and all of the music sounds like it could of easily been recorded and released 20 years ago.
Cathartes plays a style of black metal that is very raw and goes back to the early second wave days of the genre and they bring back the darkness of that early era, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion Cathartes are a very great sounding raw and old school black metal solo project and if you are a a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Terrifying Landscape Of Nothingness" and "Beyond the Gate Of Uncreation". 8 out of 10.