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Influences 3: Catharsis

catharsis [(kuh- thahr -suhs)] — n

1. An experience of emotional release and purification,

often inspired by or through art.

2. American anarchist hardcore/punk band, active c. 1992-2002

Two decades ago, before the music industry had fully colonized it, the do-it-yourself underground was a space of exodus and experimentation, often in violent opposition to the rest of the world. This was the context in which Catharsis appeared, one of a new wave of bands to meld metal drama with the raw urgency of hardcore punk. They quickly distinguished themselves by an almo