One of the highlights for me this year was the chance to see Paul Catten perform some Medulla Nocte classics from back in the day. There seemed to be a sudden change in the average age of the fans gathering at the front waiting to see one of the most intense front men these shores produced throw himself around the Terrorizer stage. Featuring songs from both ‘A Conversation Alone’ and ‘Dying From The Inside’.

Always an intimidating presence on stage, Paul often came to the front and stared out the crowd. Probably not the tidiest performance Paul has done, but then again, this kind of music often lends itself well to a wild and erratic show, and when the music is as chaotic and unpredictable as the Cat’s onstage gymnastics, the odd glitch is acceptable.

It is easy to forget just how utterly brutal Medulla Nocte were, often outplaying the bands they were supporting, and one of the top names of a British scene that spawned so many bands in the late 90’s. He added during this set that everyone should make the most of it, as this was the last chance to see this show. Although I understand that the very type of show he puts on takes its toll, I hope there are more outings for these tunes yet.

A Man Called Catten Setlist:
A Conversation Alone
Twice The Trauma
Nervous Reaction
Hooked On Masturbation
All I Ask
All  Our  Friends Are Dead
Broken State Of Mind