Extreme-metal Canadian combo Kataklysm has one purpose: to make listeners feel its pain. On the groups latest album, In the Arms of Devastation, singer Maurizio Iacono barks pleasantries like Youll never know what you did to me/Until I take my last breath/Ill take you to hell with me! and Born into life with a feeling of hate/I tried to change, but it turned into fate. Meanwhile, the band burns through power riffs as if Iaconos very soul was on the line. Its brutally hard stuff.
Thu., March 8, 7 p.m.