Personally, I think Kataklysm are an all out awesome death metal band, and one of the best death metal bands to come out of Canada I might add. They have also definitely been one of my favorite death metal bands to listen to lately as well. These guys do a great all around solid job at making fast, brutal, unrelenting music that will kick you straight in the teeth, and I applaud them for that. They also have a unique style that combines sharp brutal technicality with songwriting that is distinct in a genre that knows only too well the definition of tedium. I first got into Kataklysm about two years ago when I purchased 2004's "Serenity in Fire" and 2006's "In the Arms of Devastation". While I do enjoy "Serenity in Fire" alot, I find "In the Arms of Devastation" to be much more heavier, faster, and all around better album, in fact it's also the band's best album in their career thus far in my opinion. I still need to check into some of their earlier stuff too. The producition on ITAOD...
Kataklysm was a band I really hadn't payed much attention to until recently. All I knew was that they played a combination between At The Gates style melodic death metal, and any given contemporary "brutal" death metal band; and that they are one of those bands who pretty much released songs that all sound like they belong on one album ever couple years. Their vocalist has some pretty damn powerful growls, and isn't afraid to start shrieking his head off either. Kataklysm seems to have a thing for inhuman drummers, because... Just listen to the skin-pounding. I don't know why they don't play more solos, though, because they are perfectly capable of doing so.
Kataklysm's "brutality" is often exaggerated by fans. Most (read: all) of the songs revolve around big, catchy choruses. Standouts? "Crippled and Broken" is churning and infectious. "To Reign Again" stands out with a cool acoustic intro, accentuating the grinding verses that slingshot into a dramatic and memorable...
i've only listened to this a few times through so far, but wow, how do these guys keep putting out one amazing album after another like this, now in my eye serenity in fire was a masterpiece. it's to close to call on this, if this cd aint better then it, it stands side by side it.
there are some surprises on this cd, it is a bit slower then any of there previous cd's but in the parts where it does slow down it completely makes up for it bye grabbing you by the back of your head and slamming your face into the concrete below you. and i swear the singer Maurizio Iacono who already in my opinion has the best vox in the business and has two distinct voices his high wailing scream and low gutteral grown( i prefer the low gutteral growl myself) adds a third variation on the last coulple of songs which i loved and sent chills down my spine.
i really wish i could pick out a favorite song but i can't every time i think one song is great the next song just grabs a...
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