"Kataklysm" is a Canadian death metal band. They call their style "Northern Hyperblast" after an advertisement in M.E.A.T. magazine. The ad described another band called Fear Factory as Hyperblast, referring to the extremely fast blast beats the drummer fuses into the music. Formed in 1992, the line-up has changed multiple times. At the beginning of their career they were most known for being one of the fastest bands around. The music changed most rapidly after Sylvain Houde left the band, seeing Maurizio Iacono take over the vocals. From being one of the most chaotic bands around they turned into something entirely different on "Victims Of This Fallen World". Unlike any other record made by Kataklysm, it is their least Death Metal-sounding release. Here they sound more like their former self with "The Prophecy (Stigmata of the Immaculate)", though less chaotic and with a touch of Melodic Death Metal. Their line-up has remained relatively stable compared to many other bands within the Metal genre, however. The drummer, Max Duhamel, is said to have been forced out of the band because of injuries. Drummers make out most of the "Former Members" list, and Max Duhamel has fought back fr...
|years active||1992 – Present|
|music genre||Death Metal|
|current members|| Maurizio Iacono: vocals, bass
Jean-Francois Dagenais: guitar|
Stephane Barbe: bass Max Duhamel: drums