MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

CATHARSIS

Progressive Metal • United States


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Catharsis picture
Catharsis biography
CATHARSIS is a progressive-metal band formed in San Diego, California, in the United States, in 1992.

The founders of CATHARSIS were Scott Fox ( Vocals,
Guitar), Pete Cleary ( Bass) and Mike Nielsen ( Drums). The band released a demo
in 1993 called "A Cleansing of the Mind" and then got signed to the Danish Nordic
Metal label ( who also released albums from LORD BANE and THE LAST THINGS).

CATHARSIS released one solitary highly regarded album called "Pathways to
Wholeness" in 1995 on the Nordic Metal label and then sadly disappeared.
Drummer Mike Nielsen later joined NEW YORK BLADE and then Power metal act CAGE.

The music is melodic progressive metal but with a very technical approach. Lots of time signature changes and complex intrumental sections.

(Thanks to UMUR for the artist's information. )

CATHARSIS MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

CATHARSIS forum topics / tours, shows & news


CATHARSIS forum topics Create a topic now
CATHARSIS tours, shows & news Post an entries now

CATHARSIS Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to CATHARSIS

Buy CATHARSIS Music


CatharsisCatharsis
CrimethInc.
Audio CD$9.99 (used)
MASQ, Vol. 1MASQ, Vol. 1
Tempel - Spalax
Audio CD$29.99 (used)
Pathways to Wholeness by CatharsisPathways to Wholeness by Catharsis
Nordic Metal
Audio CD$260.04
Catharsis. Imago (russkoyazychnaya versiya) (Russischer Rock) [Catharsis. ?????????? (?????????????????????????? ????????????)] by CatharsisCatharsis. Imago (russkoyazychnaya versiya) (Russischer Rock) [Catharsis. ?????????? (?????????????????????????? ????????????)] by Catharsis
Misteriya Zvuka
Audio CD$98.57
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
DRAMA CD-ORIGINAL SITUATION CD 'KYOAI CATHARSIS' VOL.3 HYOGETSU-JAPAN CD E25 USD $20.50 Buy It Now 2h 25m
DRAMA CD-ORIGINAL SITUATION CD 'KYOAI CATHARSIS' VOL.3 KAGARIBI-JAPAN CD E25 USD $20.50 Buy It Now 2h 41m
Catharsis - Institute (2015, CD New) USD $13.31 Buy It Now 7h 47m
Institute - Catharsis [CD New] USD $14.82 Buy It Now 7h 59m
YOB Catharsis LP NEW OM SLEEP ELECTRIC WIZARD VINYL NEW USD $18.79 [0 bids]
13h 51m
Catharsis - Strange Land (CD Used Very Good) USD $10.64 Buy It Now 14h 11m
Catharsis - Wasabi (CD Used Very Good) USD $11.75 Buy It Now 21h 3m
GRIM CATHARSIS [USED CD] USD $10.42 Buy It Now 23h 11m
BLACK OBELISK Duets, Remixes, Video KIPELOV Catharsis RUSSIAN METAL CD Moon rec USD $9.90 Buy It Now 1 day
Unknown Artist Catharsis and the Humdrum CD USD $4.32 Buy It Now 1 day
CATHARSIS CATHARSIS LP GAMMA GS 153 PSYCH ROCK PROG 1972 GATEFOLD USD $11.20 Buy It Now 1 day
Grim Catharsis New CD USD $13.75 Buy It Now 1 day
Catharsis - Yob New & Sealed LP Free Shipping USD $24.12 Buy It Now 2 days
@ 2CD ELIS - CATHARSIS / NAPALM 2009 / FEMALE FRONTED GOTHIC METAL DIGIPACK USD $12.99 Buy It Now 2 days
INCARCERATION Catharsis SADISTIC INTENT DEAD CONGREGATION MORBID ANGEL USD $12.00 Buy It Now 2 days
NEW Catharsis (Vinyl) USD $32.80 Buy It Now 3 days
Lutomysl - Catharsis CD Ukranian black metal ???????? USD $3.13 [1 bids]
3 days
Ananda - Profane, Botch, Knut, Coalesce, Arkangel, Cave In, Deadguy, Catharsis USD $2.49 [0 bids]
3 days
Catharsis Infinity 1993 by Watson & Company-Malcolm Watson and Darren Skanso USD $3.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Into the Zone [Digipak] by Ryan Keberle & Catharsis. USD $10.35 Buy It Now 3 days
Catharsis - Institute CD-JEWEL CASE USD $17.37 Buy It Now 3 days
Catharsis - Institute LP USD $23.96 Buy It Now 3 days
Catharsis * by Institute. USD $17.75 Buy It Now 3 days
Catharsis Absolute [Digipak] by Avichi. USD $13.71 Buy It Now 3 days
Brothers of Max Catharsis by Brothers of Max Catharsis. USD $19.38 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHNNY GRIFFIN-CATHARSIS!-JAPAN CD Ltd/Ed B63 USD $12.50 Buy It Now 3 days
DEATHSPELL CATHARSIS [DIGIPAK] [USED CD] USD $10.93 Buy It Now 3 days
Music is Emotion [Digipak] by Ryan Keberle/Ryan Keberle & Catharsis/Catharsis. USD $25.23 Buy It Now 3 days
CATHARSIS [USED CD] USD $11.73 Buy It Now 3 days
Deathspell Catharsis [Digipak] by Lay Down Rotten. USD $13.62 Buy It Now 3 days
OLD TIME RELIJUN Catharsis In Crisis CD US K 2007 14 Track (Klp184) USD $12.65 Buy It Now 3 days
CATHARSIS [USED CD] USD $16.56 Buy It Now 3 days
CATHARSIS ABSOLUTE [DIGIPAK] [USED CD] USD $10.92 Buy It Now 3 days
CATHARSIS * [USED CD] USD $7.18 Buy It Now 3 days
LASH OUT THE DARKEST HOUR CD unbroken bloodlet catharsis earth crisis integrity USD $8.00 [0 bids]
3 days
SUFFOCATE FASTER ONLY TIME WILL TELL CD integrity sworn enemy nails catharsis USD $5.00 Buy It Now 3 days
CATHARSIS * [USED CD] USD $13.59 Buy It Now 3 days
CATHARSIS 32 Mars CD 1970s French Prog/Psych w/ Roland Bocquet - in digipak USD $34.99 [0 bids]
3 days
ARES - Ares, power metal, Aria Catharsis type USD $8.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Catharsis ?- Dea USD $11.20 [0 bids]
4 days
Catharsis in Crisis USD $8.41 Buy It Now 4 days
Johnny Griffin Quartet / Catharsis! (NEW) - Johnny Griffin Quartet; Kenny Drew.. USD $19.76 Buy It Now 4 days
Deathspell Catharsis - Lay Down Rotten (2014, CD New) USD $14.56 Buy It Now 4 days
Ryan Keberle & Catharsis Music Is Emotion CD USD $10.00 Buy It Now 4 days
Watson & Company - Catharsis Infinity (CD New) USD $25.05 Buy It Now 4 days
Catharsis Infinity by Watson & Company (CD, 1993, Xcentric Recordings) USD $5.39 Buy It Now 4 days
Rev. Marv Ward-Catharsis CD NEW USD $19.66 Buy It Now 5 days
Catharsis by Incarceration [Hard Rock & Metal, Fda Rekotz, Rock] (Audio CD) NEW USD $22.24 Buy It Now 5 days
Lay Down Rotten - Deathspell Catharsis NEW CD USD $12.95 Buy It Now 5 days
INCARCERATION - CATHARSIS (BLACK VINYL) VINYL LP NEW+ USD $28.34 Buy It Now 5 days
Catharsis Strange Land CD USD $21.12 Buy It Now 5 days
Watson & Company - Catharsis Infinity [CD New] USD $20.13 Buy It Now 5 days
Lay Down Rotten - Deathspell Catharsis [CD New] USD $13.51 Buy It Now 5 days
Avichi - Catharsis Absolute NEW CD USD $12.95 Buy It Now 5 days
FROM THE DEPTHS / NEXT VICTIM split CD catharsis umlaut requiem sludge crust USD $10.99 Buy It Now 5 days
ROLAND BOCQUET Rare+ French 7" Library Electronic Prog Synth-Pop CATHARSIS NM/EX USD $15.00 [0 bids]
5 days
Death of Compassion CD Ash & Elm NEW Sealed 2004 Metal 9tk Doom Catharsis rec USD $8.45 Buy It Now 5 days
Brothers Of Max Catharsis [CD New] USD $14.02 Buy It Now 5 days
Brothers Of Max Catharsis (2002, CD New) USD $14.49 Buy It Now 5 days
CATHARSIS: Masq / 4 Art 6 45 (France, PS) Rock & Pop USD $12.00 Buy It Now 5 days
Catharsis Infinity Audio CD USD $33.21 Buy It Now 5 days
Catharsis Incarceration Audio CD USD $19.47 Buy It Now 5 days
Endpoint ?- Catharsis doghouse 10 1992 cd upc 723248603627 USD $44.99 Buy It Now 5 days
HEAR! Catharsis RARE US PRIVATE 12" HEAVY PROG METAL 500 MADE USD $20.00 Buy It Now 5 days
Grim Catharsis Worthless Audio CD USD $17.19 Buy It Now 5 days
Catharsis Mike Roelofs Audio CD USD $48.59 Buy It Now 5 days
From Delirium To Catharsis Nox Ultima Audio CD USD $17.19 Buy It Now 5 days
McDONALD & SHERBY Catharsis USD $22.00 Buy It Now 6 days
THISQUIETARMY - Anthems For Catharsis - CD USD $14.72 Buy It Now 6 days
YOB "Catharsis" (COLOURED VINYL LP Reissue/Deluxe) DOOM METAL STONER PROG USD $35.88 Buy It Now 6 days
KILL "No Catharsis" CD ofermod watain archgoat USD $12.54 Buy It Now 6 days
Yob Catharsis LP + Download Code on Gold vinyl in a Gatefold sleeve USD $22.56 Buy It Now 6 days
SOMATICAE Catharsis EUROPE LP Vinyl STILL SEALED 2013 USA SELLER USD $37.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Catharsis Absolute [Digipak] New CD USD $11.82 Buy It Now 6 days
Deathspell Catharsis [Digipak] New CD USD $13.50 Buy It Now 6 days
Catharsis * [Aurin] New CD USD $11.47 Buy It Now 6 days
CATHARSIS "INDIGO" 2014 FIRST EDITION!!! USD $25.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Deathspell Catharsis 4029759091769 by Lay Down Rotten, CD, BRAND NEW FREE P USD $15.81 Buy It Now 6 days
(SEIJI MORIMURA, ET AL.)-ORIGINAL DRAMA CD "KYOAI CATHARSIS"-JAPAN CD E25 USD $20.50 Buy It Now 6 days
Spiritual Catharsis Striborg CD USD $43.78 Buy It Now 7 days
Catharsis - ?????? & ?????? Limited LPs /// ???? ??????? ?????? Aria Kipelov USD $139.00 Buy It Now 7 days
BALAKAUSKAS Orgy & Catharsis (Electric Cello) Symphony 2 Oboe Concerto Low SHIP USD $69.00 Buy It Now 7 days
Catharsis/Volume 1 : Masq/1971 Festival Gatefold LP/French Issue USD $31.32 Buy It Now 7 days
EX-/EX- !! Catharsis/Self Titled/1972 Saravah Gatefold LP USD $37.59 Buy It Now 7 days
EX/EX !! Catharsis/32 Mars/1972 Galloway LP USD $37.59 Buy It Now 7 days
EX/EX !! Catharsis/Volume 6 : Et S'aimer Et Mourir/1976 Festival Gatefold LP USD $31.32 Buy It Now 7 days
DEMONIC SLAUGHTER "Dark Paths to Catharsis" CD USD $8.00 Buy It Now 7 days
CATHARSIS - Bright Album / New CD 2010 / Ltd. Digibook / Russian Power Metal USD $15.80 Buy It Now 7 days
Roelofs Lauscher Trio-Roelofs Lauscher Trio: Catharsis CD NEW USD $18.61 Buy It Now 8 days
TDEL - Catharsis EP - Vinyl (hand-numbered 12" limited to 300 copies) USD $16.41 Buy It Now 8 days
Catharsis Infinity by Watson & Company (CD, Oct-2002, Xcentric Recordings) USD $1.00 Buy It Now 8 days
Yob - Catharsis - LP - NEW COPY - Gold Vinyl USD $24.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Yob - Catharsis - LP - NEW COPY - Splatter Vinyl USD $24.99 Buy It Now 8 days
CATHARSIS Scars Of Moment JAPAN CD Another Stream Modern Melodic Japan Death ! USD $21.80 Buy It Now 9 days
Soldierfield - Catharsis (NEW CD) USD $13.15 Buy It Now 9 days
WATSON & EDGE Catharsis CASSETTE RARE OOP FOLK BLUEGRASS USD $5.97 Buy It Now 9 days
KILL "No Catharsis" LP watain ofermod USD $16.92 Buy It Now 10 days
NEW Catharsis (Audio CD) USD $14.47 Buy It Now 10 days
NEW Catharsis (Vinyl) USD $29.74 Buy It Now 10 days
Catharsis - Wasabi (2012, CD New) USD $19.47 Buy It Now 11 days

More places to buy CATHARSIS music online Buy CATHARSIS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
CATHARSIS has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

CATHARSIS discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

CATHARSIS top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.48 | 4 ratings
Pathways To Wholeness
1995

CATHARSIS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

CATHARSIS Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

CATHARSIS Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

CATHARSIS Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

CATHARSIS Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Pathways To Wholeness  by CATHARSIS album cover Studio Album, 1995
3.48 | 4 ratings

BUY
Pathways To Wholeness
Catharsis Progressive Metal

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Catharsis is one of the forgotten great bands from progressive metal realm who didn't get the reputation they desearve, releasing one album in 1995 named Pathways to wholness at the danish label Nordic Metal. Well, I have this album since 2002 and since then I've listen to this release no more then 4-5 times. Fiew weeks ago I decided to give a proper chance and re lisen the album couple of times before making a review. So, my impression as a whole was good, raw prog metal without keyboards, not far from techno thrash bands from late '80's like Anacrusis or Forbidden but with a good doze of progressive elements added, this elements were the bridge between bands like Catharsis, The Last Things, In the Name, etc and the rest of techno thrash bands who remain faithfull to their roots. Very powerfull album with many tempo changes, some good vocals but too cold for my taste, but good, some excellent drum chops and very solid and captivating guitar solos and riffs, this is how I can describe this album. Even is places is raw but still progressive, Catharsis never made in this scene, is strange because this is a very good album who turns to be their swansong. What more is a characteristic of this album is that the music is very dense, thay never let you to take a breath between pieces, only some tracks under 1 min change the atmosphere from rough to more acustic and vocal orientated piece. As a whole I find it a good album, very similar to my ears with american prog metal Power of omens. While I enjoy this album I can't give more then 3 stars, is good but something is missing here, I don't know really what, maybe the sound is too crisp in places, too cold. Nevertheless a hard to find album who needs a better view for sure, still pretty good band who for sure make their mark in prog metal realm. 3 stars, weaker in my opinion then other Nordic metal issue gem - The Last Things album - Butterflies and circles.

 Pathways To Wholeness  by CATHARSIS album cover Studio Album, 1995
3.48 | 4 ratings

BUY
Pathways To Wholeness
Catharsis Progressive Metal

Review by UMUR
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars "Pathways To Wholeness" is the debut and sole full-length studio album by US, San Diego, California based progressive metal act Catharsis. The band recorded the "A Cleansing of the Mind" demo in 1993 and short lived Danish metal label Nordic Metal signed an album contract with the band which resulted in the release of "Pathways To Wholeness". The Nordic Metal label only released a few other albums by artists like Lord Bane and The Last Things before being closed. My point with mentioning that is that "Pathways To Wholeness" is a very rare release pressed in a very limited number of copies and youīll probably have a hard time tracking it down outside Scandinavia.

The music on "Pathways To Wholeness" is technical/progressive metal played by a power-trio which means that the music is rid of polished keyboards. So this is in many ways a 1980s type progressive metal release. The two most prominant influences I can think of is Fates Warning (at their most technical) and Psychotic Waltz. The music is quite challenging and not necessarily instantly catchy. It took me quite a while before I was convinced of Catharsis songwriting abilities. Technical playing sometimes seems to be more important than compositional depth and memorability but the album certainly is a bit of a grower.

The technical playing by the musicians is on a very high level and definitely one of the albumīs greatest assets. The rhythm section is tight and at times actually rather funky sounding while guitarist/vocalist Scott Fox handles the vocal duties in typical high pitched singing style. His guitar skills are also considerable and there are some really excellent shredding solos on the album.

The sound production is relatively well sounding considering that it is not a fully professional production (at least to my ears). You donīt always need millions of dollars to produce an album, where music and sound fit each other well.

Iīve had "Pathways To Wholeness" for a long time and it keeps growing on me. Itīs a crying shame that Catharsis only made this album because the signs of great things to come are there in abundance. I really enjoy the wild unpolished energy in the music. Something that many other progressive metal bands could learn from. Perfection sometimes kills power. To my ears "Pathways To Wholeness" deserves a 4 star (80%) rating and I really hope more people get the chance to hear this album because itīs definitely highly recommendable to fans of unpolished and adventurous progressive metal.

Thanks to The T for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives