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Kataklysm is a Canadian death metal band. They call their musical style "northern hyperblast" after an advertisement in M.E.A.T. magazine describing another band, Fear Factory, as "hyperblast". The term refers to the extremely fast blast beats that Kataklysm's drummer, Max Duhamel, fuses into the music.1992. At the beginning of their career they were mostly known for being one of the fastest, most chaotic metal bands. However, their music changed after Sylvain Houde left the band Read more on Last.fm

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Album: Kataklysm – Waiting For The End To Come

October 21st, 2013

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Kataklysm
Waiting For The End To Come
Nuclear Blast
28 October 2013

by Pete Long

If nothing else has been learnt from Kataklysm’s 22 years and ten studio albums to date, apart from the fact that they’re really good when they’re in the mood, it’s that they’re not adverse to the odd stylistic change or experiment. It seems appropriate therefore that Waiting For The End To Come sounds a little like a split album. Montreal’s finest (sorry, Cryptopsy) clearly have a lot of different ideas about what could make a good death metal album and this time, they’re using all of them at once.

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Sunday Slaylist: Bloodstock Open Air 2013

July 14th, 2013

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In just four weeks time, arguably the “most metal” (whatever that means) of the UK summer festival season takes place: Bloodstock Open Air. To get ourselves in the mood for a weekend of wearing denim vests and drinking mead out of horn, we’ve put together a gigantic Sunday Spotify Slaylist, featuring the best of this year’s line-up.

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Album: Kataklysm – Heaven’s Venom

August 17th, 2010

Kataklysm
Heaven’s Venom
Nuclear Blast
13 August 2010

by Tom Dare

You probably think you know how this review of Heaven’s Venom is going to read. I’m going to trot out some clichés about Kataklysm being one of those bands laden with backhanded compliments – “consistent”, “dependable”, “proficient” and the like – without ever saying anything really positive. I’ll throw in some spiel about side-projects to cover up my lack of enthusiasm for “yet another Kataklysm” record. If you think that, you’re completely wrong.

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