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: 90’s melodic Death Metal, Machine Head, Skinlab