Kataklysm rules above all because of their iron consistency. They have released fourteen albums since 1995, and have not scored a single extended career break. Even starting with meaty and raw death metal, they have moved into its melodic areas without losing the cohesion of their style or escaping into obscurity. The Canadians know that a characterful riff, a punctuating melody and deep growling are important in this music. They know this, which is why they apply themselves to a five-plus.