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Band
Kataklysm
Title
Meditations
Type
LP/EP
Company
Nuclear Blast
YOR
2018
Style
Death
5/30/2018 - Review by: David Loveless
Kataklysm return with average melodic death metal
For 27 years, Kataklysm has been a household name amongst the melodic death metal fans. In truth, I've never really followed them but am always eager to give any band a listen. My impression of their 13th studio album entitled 'Meditations' is that it's just ok. There are some entertaining moments though, like album opener "Guillotine", "Narcissist" with its catch bridge part and pounding drums, and "In Limbic Resonance" that starts with some blast beats and a melodic black metal riff. Other than that, the rest of the album is run-of-the-mill melodic death metal that sounds like a blast from the mid-90's. However, if that is your thing, you'll probably dig this album. The production is exceptional and the bands sound is very tight, but their music is just not my thing.
Recommended for fans of: 90s melodic Death Metal, Machine Head, Skinlab
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3
MUSIC
3
VOCALS
3
PRODUCTION
4.5
ARTWORK
3.5
LYRICS
3.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: KATAKLYSM
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Heaven's Venom
2010
Nuclear Blast
Ben McCraw10/11/2010
4
In The Arms of Devastation
2006
Nuclear Blast
Etiam3/15/2006
2.5
Meditations
2018
Nuclear Blast
David Loveless5/30/2018
3
Prevail
2008
Nuclear Blast
Hail and Kill9/19/2008
4.5
Victims of This Fallen World
1998
Hypnotic Records
Nate Turpin3/19/2003
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ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: KATAKLYSM
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