Origin: Canada
Genres: Death Metal
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Kataklysm  


The Canadian death metal scene has been thriving for a number of years, and Kataklysm is that scene's oldest and most recognizeable name, having formed in 1991 and releasing a slew of successful albums during the course of their career. Their early work shows them at their most frenetic and hyperactive, giving rise to the self-coined term "Northern Hyperblast" describing their unique style. The consensus is that their albums have consistently been of superior quality with the possible exception of Victims Of This Fallen World, which featured a more hardcore vocal style from then-new vocalist Maurizio Iacono and somewhat of a shift in direction. They have since rebounded and are still considered a premier death metal band.

Current Members

Maurizio Iacono

vocals (Ex Deo)

Jean-François Dagenais

guitars (Ex Deo)

Stéphane Barbe

bass (Ex Deo)

Max Duhamel

drums (Ex Deo)

Former Members/Guests

Sylvaine Houde

vocals

Ariel Saied

drums

Nick Miller

drums

Jean-François Richard

drums

Martin Maurais

drums


Discography



The Mystical Gate Of Reincarnation 
1993 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Mystical Gate Of Reincarnation: Trilogy
  2. Frozen In Time (Chapter One- Will Of Suicide)
  3. Mystical Plane Of Evil (Chapter Two- Enigma Of The Unknown)
  4. Shrine Of Life (Chapter Three- Reborn Through Death)
  5. The Orb Of Uncreation
  • Sylvaine Houde
  • Maurizio Iacono
  • Jean-François Dagenais
  • Ariel Saied




Sorcery 
1996 Nuclear Blast
  1. Sorcery
  2. The Rebirth Of Creation: Trilogy
  3. Mould In A Breed (Chapter One- Bestial Propogation)
  4. Whirlwind Of Withered Blossoms (Chapter Two- Forgotten Ancestors)
  5. Feeling The Neverworld (Chapter Three- An Infinite Transmigration)
  6. Eldar God
  7. The Resurrected Portal Of Heaven: Trilogy
  8. Garden Of Dreams (Chapter One- Supernatural Appearance)
  9. Once Upon Possession (Chapter Two- Legacy Of Both Lores)
  10. Dead Zygote (Chapter Three- Dethroned Son)
  11. World Of Treason
  • Sylvaine Houde
  • Maurizio Iacono
  • Jean-François Dagenais
  • Max Duhamel




Temple Of Knowledge 
1996 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Unholy Signature (Segment One- Utterly Significant)
  2. Beckoning The Xul (Segment II- In The Midst Of The Azonei's Dominion)
  3. Point Of Evanescence (Segment III- Of Sheer Perseverance)
  4. Through The Core Of The Damned (Trinity IV)
  5. Fathers From The Suns (Act I- The Occurred Barrier)
  6. Enhanced By The Lore (Act II- Scholarship Ordained)
  7. In Paralell Horizons (Act III- Spontaneous Aura Projection)
  8. End Of Aquarius (Trinity VII)
  9. The Awakener (Epoch I- Summon The Legends)
  10. Maelstrom 2010 (Epoch II- Omens About The Great Infernos)
  11. Exode Of Evils (Epoch III- Ladder Of The Thousand Parsecs)
  12. L'Odysee
  • Sylvaine Houde
  • Maurizio Iacono
  • Jean-François Dagenais
  • Nick Miller




Victims Of This Fallen World 
1998 Hypnotic
  1. As My World Burns
  2. Imminent Downfall
  3. Feared Resistance
  4. Caged In
  5. Portraits Of Anger
  6. Extreme To The Core
  7. Courage Through Hope
  8. A View From Inside
  9. (God) Head
  10. Embracing Europa
  11. Remember
  12. World Of Treason II
  • Maurizio Iacono
  • Jean-François Dagenais
  • Stéphane Barbe
  • Max Duhamel

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



Northern Hyperblast Live 
1999 Hypnotic
  1. Maelstrom 2010
  2. Exode Of Evils
  3. Enchant By The Lore
  4. Sorcery
  5. Eldar God
  6. Fathers From The Sun
  7. Point Of Evanescence
  8. Beckoning On The Xul
  9. The Awakener
  10. Once Upon Possession
  11. The Unholy Signature
  12. The Orb Of Uncreation
  13. In Paralell Horizons
  14. Vision The Chaos
  15. Shrine Of Life
  • Sylvaine Houde
  • Maurizio Iacono
  • Jean-François Dagenais
  • Nick Miller




The Prophecy (Stigmata Of The Immaculate) 
2000 Hypnotic
  1. 1999: 6661: 2000
  2. Manifestation
  3. Stormland
  4. Breeding The Everlast
  5. Laments Of Fear And Despair
  6. Astral Empire
  7. Gateway To Extinction
  8. Machiavellion
  9. Renaissance
  • Maurizio Iacono
  • Jean-François Dagenais
  • Stéphane Barbe
  • Max Duhamel




Epic The Poetry Of War 
2001 Nuclear Blast
  1. Il Diavolo In Me
  2. Shivers Of A New World
  3. Era Of The Mercyless (Roma Part I)
  4. As The Glorious Weep (Roma Part II)
  5. Damnation Is Here
  6. Manipulator Of Souls
  7. Wounds
  8. What We Endure
  9. When Time Stands Still
  • Maurizio Iacono
  • Jean-François Dagenais
  • Stéphane Barbe
  • Max Duhamel




Shadows And Dust 
2002 Nuclear Blast
  1. Where The Enemy Sleeps
  2. Beyond Salvation
  3. Illuminati
  4. Bound In Chains
  5. In Shadows & Dust
  6. Centuries (Beneath The Dark Waters)
  7. Face The Face Of War
  8. Chronicles Of The Damned
  9. Years Of Enlightment- Decades In Darkness
  10. Inside The Material Flesh
  • Maurizio Iacono
  • Jean-François Dagenais
  • Stéphane Barbe
  • Jean-François Richard

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Serenity In Fire 
2004 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Ambassador Of Pain
  2. The Resurrected
  3. As I Slither
  4. For All Our Sins
  5. The Night They Returned
  6. Serenity In Fire
  7. Blood On The Swans
  8. 10 Seconds From The End
  9. The Tragedy I Preach
  10. Under The Bleeding Sun
  • Maurizio Iacono
  • Jean-François Dagenais
  • Stéphane Barbe
  • Martin Maurais

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



In The Arms Of Devastation 
2006 Nuclear Blast
  1. Like Angels Weeping (The Dark)
  2. Let Them Burn
  3. Crippled And Broken
  4. To Reign Again
  5. It Turns To Rust
  6. Open Scars
  7. Temptations Nest
  8. In Words Of Desperation
  9. The Road To Devastation
  • Maurizio Iacono
  • Jean-François Dagenais
  • Stéphane Barbe
  • Max Duhamel

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Prevail 
2008 Nuclear Blast
  1. Prevail
  2. Taking the World by Storm
  3. The Chains of Power
  4. As Death Lingers
  5. Blood in Heaven
  6. To the Throne of Sorrow
  7. Breathe to Dominate
  8. Tear Down the Kingdom
  9. The Vultures Are Watching
  10. The Last Effort (Renaissance II)
  • Maurizio Iacono
  • Jean-François Dagenais
  • Stéphane Barbe
  • Max Duhamel

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Heaven's Venom 
2010 Nuclear Blast
  1. A Soulless God
  2. Determined (Vows Of Vengeance)
  3. Faith Made Of Shrapnel
  4. Push The Venom
  5. Hail The Renegade
  6. As The Walls Collapse
  7. Numb & Intoxicated
  8. At The Edge Of The World
  9. Suicide River
  10. Blind Savior
  • Maurizio Iacono
  • Jean-François Dagenais
  • Stéphane Barbe
  • Max Duhamel

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined 
2012 Nuclear Blast




Waiting For The End To Come 
2014 Nuclear Blast
  1. Fire
  2. If I Was God... I'd Burn It All
  3. Like Animals
  4. Kill the Elite
  5. Under Lawless Skies
  6. Dead & Buried
  7. The Darkest Days of Slumber
  8. Real Blood, Real Scars
  9. The Promise
  10. Empire of Dirt
  11. Elevate


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