Katagory V - Present Day

Year of Release: 2001
Label: Nightmare Records
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 47:35:00

This is a 4-song demo and I believe that the band is from Salt Lake City, Utah. [They are - ed.] Since it is a demo I won't get into the production. They are a straight ahead power metal band and certainly remind me of what old Sanctuary might sound like if they crashed into Vicious Rumors. The lineup consists of twin guitars / bass / drums / vocals. In the singer I hear many shades of early Warrel Dane from the Refuge Denied era. He is a melodic singer, with a very high range if need be. Anyone into early Sanctuary will kill for this stuff if the band can lay down a heavy, great sounding bunch of tunes on a disc. Anything less than a great sound will kill it for headbangers who won't settle for great sound nowadays. Upon first listen you'd swear it was Sanctuary ...... good stuff, whether or not the band can make a disc that headbangers can sink their teeth into remains to be seen. Traditional, early power metal well done.

[A full-length version is available from (distributed by) Nightmare Records, containing 10 tracks; it's this info used for the other data. -ed.]

I Live On* (5:24) / Evil Princess (3:28) / The Call Of Midnight (3:41) / The Beginning Of Our End (5:33) / Steel Dungeon (3:46) / Morning Light (5:32) / The Forsaken* (4:34) / Negative Attraction (3:57) / Present Day* (6:41) / One Second Warning* (5:00)

*tracks on the demo covered by this review

Matt Suiter - drums
Curtis Morrell - guitar
Lynn Allers - vocals
Dustin Mitchell - bass
Ryan Taylor ? guitar

Present Day (2001)
A New Breed Of Rebellion (2004)
The Rising Anger (2006)
Hymns Of Dissension (2007)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin US

Added: May 18th 2002
Reviewer: Larry "LarryD" Daglieri

Artist website: www.facebook.com/KatagoryV
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