Cataract was formed in 1998 by guitarist Simon Füllemann, guitarist Greg Mäder and drummer Ricky Dürst. Their first self-titled demo was recorded in six hours and mixed in another four hours in the bed room of vocalist Christian 'Mosh' Ebert. This hardcore/metal demo CD sold over 2000 copies.
Cataract recorded their first full-length album Golem with producer Alessandro Azzali in April 2000, the Ferret Music label got to listen to it and released Golem onto the hardcore punk/metal community in December that year.
In early 2001 Cataract’s first line up change took place. Fedi, replaced previous singer Mosh, allowing the band to rehearse more often and regularly. Shortly after, Cataract recorded five songs for the Martyr's Melodies EP, which was released on 7” and as a MCD. The band played at Hellfest, and various shows with Poison The Well, Bane, Unearth, NORA, 18 Visions and Most Precious Blood on Cataract's first US tour.
With Triumph Comes LossW CD/DVD is finally out. With this brutal offering CATARACT have become the perfect link between SLAYER and HATEBREED! Murderous riffs en masse and the top notch production by Tue Madsen make this one of the highlights of the year. Limited first 2000 CD includes 50-minute bonus-DVD! Limited first 1000 LP''s come with huge full color poster.