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Kataklysm -Epic (The Poetry Of War) cd


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Self-described as northern hyperblast, Kataklysm plays a mix of technical death metal, grindcore, and more melodic, Scandinavian-tinged black/death metal on this album, their fifth full-length. The songs here combine the aforementioned styles in a logical, non-schizophrenic fashion within each song, resulting in a coherent yet also relatively diverse album, at least as far as this type of extreme metal goes. Drummer Max Duhamel’s percussion work is especially notable for its variety of rhythms, as he switches fluidly from blastbleats and double-bass onslaughts to slowed-down death metal grooves and the occasional triplet-based shuffle rhythm. And while there are a few overly familiar-feeling riffs here and there, the songwriting is consistent and solid; only “Tormentor of Souls,” with its annoying vocal catch phrase, comes across as subpar. On the whole, this is a good effort from Kataklysm, and due to its more melodic nature (compared to their earlier work), it makes a good intro to the band for listeners who are skeptical about the more extreme end of death metal.

Track list:
1. Il Diavolo In Me
2. Shivers Of A New World
3. Era Of The Mercyless (Roma Part I)
4. As The Glorious Weep (Roma Part II)
5. Damnation Is Here
6. Manipulator Of Souls
7. Wounds
8. What We Endure
9. When Time Stands Still

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Nuclear Blast

Release Year

Catalogue Number

NB 621-2 / 27361 66212