Seems crazy that Kataklysm just celebrated their 20th anniversary. I'm sure a lot of us have seen their epic DVD Iron Will which featured an expansive documentary on the band's history and the live show at Summer Breeze which featured songs from every album they've recorded. More than a year later, their eleventh studio album Waiting For The End To Come is now out. Like a fine wine, the band only seems to get better with age, and each new album that they produce turns out better than the last. Who knew that Kataklysm could churn out epic album after epic album? Shadows & Dust, Serenity In Fire, In The Arms Of Devastation, Prevail, and last but not least, Heaven's Venom. Watching their documentary, I gained a better understanding about their song writing. Before Prevail, their music was bordering on melodic death metal, which pertained to a more European sound, like Gothenburg. When they did Prevail, it was more Americanized, but still identified as Kataklysm. Heaven's Venom pretty much married both sides together very well. Waiting For The End To Come is like a continuation of those ideas while giving us a glimpse into their apocalyptic vision ironically almost a year after the world was supposedly going to end. For those that are disappointed that Max Duhamel is currently out of the band while battling his alcohol dependency, former Neuraxis and Belphegor drummer Oli Beaudoin is filling in, showing that he can more than fill the vacant slot. If you're not convinced by now, give the song Elevate a listen. Note that the deluxe edition features only 1 bonus track, The American Way, originally by legendary thrash band Sacred Reich. The deluxe edition is not entirely recommended, but it might be a good deal depending on you.