We Are The Catalyst – “Predators”


Swedish rock/metal group We Are The Catalyst produce a dark and blistering vein of alternative metal, evident on new track “Predator”. Cat Fey’s lead vocals remind of Evanescence’s Amy Lee, with a thunderous onslaught of guitars setting a dark tone alongside her vocals. The group, which formed in November 2012, named themselves We Are The Catalyst as a means to encourage listeners to overcome and challenge the darker parts of themselves and others, “to invite the listeners to keep fighting in a rough and dark world, and try to encourage them to be their best self, even when it might seem hopeless.”

“With this song we wanted to go darker and heavier than we have before, adding an uncomfortable air to our sound,” the group explains. “”Predators” is a song about decadence, striving for fame just for fame, climbing to the top over bodies, and also about having blind faith in various forms, be it religion or idolizing actors, musicians etc. From the lyrics – “Your love embrace/Our empty faith/A simple phrase/ And you will praise”, criticizing how easy people follow others that they believe have all the answers without questioning, and how they are almost making gods out of famous people for no reason other than them being famous.”

“Predators” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2018’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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