What can you say about Kataklysm? They have been around for the last two decades. They have gone through a couple of heavy metal culture changes and just released their eleventh studio album. Their new album ‘Waiting For The End To Come was released on Ocotber 29th, 2013.
This was the first album for Kataklysm with newly acquired drummer Oil Beaudoin. Oil Beaudoin is also Neuraxis’ current drummer and even plays in singer’s Maruizio Iacono’s side project Ex Deo. Oil Beaudoin was a sit in for the band when former drummer Max Duhamel had injuries making it difficult for him to perform.
Kataklysm did a lot of promotion on this album by release many teasers, tracks lists, cover arts and even a track by track run through with Maruizio himself.
The alum itself was a bit short for what I was expecting from a Kataklysm album. There last couple previous releases ‘Heaven’s Venom’ and ‘In The Arms Of Devastations’ were master pieces. This one was missing something new and exciting. The only track that stood out is the one single they release to promote the album called ‘Elevate’. It has a smooth harmonic guitar over some heavy distortion.
Most Kataklysm fans will dig the album because it is solid. For those who are looking for a more brutal death metal, probably not your cup of tea. But if you are looking for a great show, make sure you check them out on tour, you won’t regret.