Catch 22 has a sound that I would describe as a mixture of Judas Priest, Vicious Rumors and Testament. For only being a three piece band, the band has managed to craft some impressively tight songs on Soulreaper Vol. 1.
If your not completely hooked on this band, after listening to the title track Soulreaper, than you can’t be a true heavy metal fan. This is good stuff.
T.J. Berry is a good metal singer/screamer, as well as a very good guitar player.
I have a few favorite cuts off of this disc, including Soulreaper, Atlantis Rising, Crawling, and Never.
The only thing that is holding Catch 22 back is geography at this point. It has to be pretty tough to get noticed in the little town of Marietta, Ohio. If a record label gives this band a chance, they will without question have the potential to be another break out Metal Act. Metal Blade Records are you listening?
Rating: Out of 10
Track Listing: Out of 10
- Atlantis Rising
- Swimming With Sharks
- Dis Con Nec Ted
- Killing Floor
- Summer’s Reign
- Season of the Witch
- Winter’s Call
Catch 22 is:
T.J. Berry – Lead Vocals and Guitars
Andy Brookhart – Drums and Backing Vocals
Mike Allen – Bass and Backing Vocals