Kataklysm - _Temple Of Knowledge (Kataklysm Part III)_
(Nuclear Blast/Eastwest, 1996)
by: Adrian Bromley (9 out of 10)
Following in the footsteps of two highly-acclaimed releases (1993's mini-album _The Mystical Gate Of Reincarnation_ and their full-length debut _Sorcery_), comes _Temple Of Knowledge_, the latest sonic assault by Canadian heavies Kataklysm. From the get-go ('The Unholy Signature') this hyberblast/death metal quartet rip, slash, tear, mame and crush everything in their path with some of the most explosive and riveting (not to mention loud) work I have heard in years. Look under the word "destruction" in Webster's Dictionary and _ToK_ will be listed right next to it. Loud and unforgiving comes the deliverance of nine mammoth-like songs that detail both extensive songwriting and playing as well as imagination. The nine songs take shape into three sections on _ToK_: The Transenflamed Memories, Through The Core Of The Damed and Era Of The Aquarius. Numbers that will make your ears bleed are "Enhanced By The Lore," "Beckoning Of The Xul," "The Awakener" and "Exode Of Evils". Glad to see that one of Canada's loudest bands just got LOUDER with _ToK_. And yes, my ears are still ringing.

(article published 12/8/1996)

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