Prevail is Kataklysm
's ninth full-length album. I want to start off saying that this was an amazing album! I have been listening to this album repeatedly for the past two hours and I have not gotten bored at all!
One of the most noticeable features in this album is the guitar work. I think all the riffs are somewhat similar, but not in a bad way at all! They all sort of have a melodic sound to them. In my opinion it makes the album much more enjoyable. The drums fit in very well with the guitar work and have a pretty steady beat throughout the entire album.
One of my favorite things about Kataklysm
is Maurizio's growls. His growls have a very unique sound to them, but it is perfect. His vocal range is amazing. You don't find to many death metal vocalists that have a high pitched scream as good as his! He doesn't do his high pitched screams too often but when he does it is amazing.
My favorite song off of this album is As Death Lingers. It is the catchiest song on the album by far. It has a chorus in a few different parts of the song and it is definitely one of my favorite death metal songs because of it. I would almost consider this a melodic death metal album after hearing it enough. Even the guitar solos are really melodic. For example, the song The Last Effort has a very melodic guitar solo along with the rhythm guitar in the background. I would say the intro to the album is pretty much a pure death metal song and it is definitely a great intro and gets you into the album quick.
Well I really enjoyed this album, so I'm going to have to give it a 18/20.