"In the Arms of Devastation" (Nuclear Blast; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Canadian metal mongers Kataklysm stay the course, grinding out nine-tracks of ruthless rampage on the unit's eighth full-length release, "In the Arms of Devastation." 

Emblazoned with a winning formula of creeping doom, raging thrash, and mid-paced melodic death, this quartet wickedly pound out a steady stream of savage riffs, crushing rhythms, and machine-like drums on tracks such as the time-released mayhem of "Crippled and Broken" and the hellacious sprawling beast that is "It Turns to Rust."

Meshing Obituary, Machine Head, and At the Gates, this veteran metal act's scintillatingly sinful delivery and dead-on acumen is a must have for any extreme metal fan looking for doom-laden chaos. 

For more information, check out www.kataklysm.net

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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