Dead Letter Circus return with their highly anticipated new album and it is a strong collection of epic songs featuring their signature powerful groove drenched in delayed guitars topped off with soaring falsetto vocals. Produced by Australian sonic master Forrester Savell (Karnivool, The Butterfly Effect) and mastered by the world renowned Ted Jensen (Muse, Green Day), The Catalyst Fire sounds amazing and follows the style of their acclaimed debut album This Is The Warning whilst adding some interesting twists. Adding some keyboards into the mix has helped to form a bigger and more layered sound in addition to providing some electronic textures to the band. Overall the songs are much more memorable this time, the musical performances are a little more orchestrated, and the vocal melodies are much more distinct. Highlights include the building intensity of "Alone Awake", the awesome production and interesting sound mix of "Lodestar", the massive chorus riff and memorable ending of "Say Your Prayers", the awesome groove and drumming of "Insiders", and the killer closing track "Kachina". Despite the change in guitar players on this album, Dead Letter Circus have made a good leap forward from adversity and taken their style to the limit to produce a quality Australian rock album. The Catalyst Fire is highly recommended to fans of Karnivool, The Butterfly Effect, and COG. By the way, check out that cool album cover - 4.5 stars.