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Kataklysm - Victims of This Fallen World - reviewed by: Souldestroyer

Track Listing1. As 2. My World Burns
3. Imminent Downfall
4. Feared Resistence
5. Caged In
6. Portraits Of Anger
7. Extreme To The Core
8. Courage Through Hope
9. A View From Inside
10. (God)head
11. Embracing Europa
12. I Remember
13. World Of Treason II

This album marked the departure from Nuclear Blast and also marked them to slow down their pace from crazy to just midpaced. What once was Northern Hyperblast is no longer on this album.

I remember when it came out and all the critics were calling this album "hardcore". They are right, partially. Now the guitar riffs do sound somewhat hardcore-ish. Other than that the vocals are still intact from the older albums. The music that is churned out is still Kataklysm but like I said its slowed down, so to me its not the goddamn same.

Pretty much the only track that stands out for me on this is "World of Treason II", and that's a friggin instrumental track. The track that utterly horrifies me is "(god)head". It has a nice little groove beat at the beginning, YAY! ok so that was sarcasm folks.
Thats all I have to say about this.

Rating 3 out of 10


--Souldestroyer 03.19.03

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: KATAKLYSM
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TITLE BAND
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REVIEWER DATE
In The Arms of DevastationKataklysm
2006
Etiam3/15/2006
PrevailKataklysm
2008
Hail and Kill9/19/2008
Victims of This Fallen WorldKataklysm
1998
Nate Turpin3/19/2003


ALL SUMMARY REVIEWS FOR: KATAKLYSM
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DOR
REVIEWER DATE
Heaven's VenomKataklysm
2010
Ben McCraw10/11/2010


ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: KATAKLYSM
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