CATALYST, THE: A Hospital Visit: CD

It’s that good hair hardcore that gave white belts their claim to fame. But now it’s the same old thing. The choruses predictably chant before the piercing screams bring the noise. The first song wants to “shake shit up in this ghost town” and it’s catchy. It even has a bitchin’ song title called “Just Like the Last Scene in Karate Kid.” However, the first song is by far the best and the rest of this album falls flat on its ass. Gabe Rock

 –guest (McCarthyism)