Katatonia

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by christsizedshoes, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. christsizedshoes

    Regular

    I somehow missed The Fall of Hearts back in May, so just now catching up on that, and it's making a strong case for being among their top 2-3 releases. I thought Dead End Kings felt a bit phoned in, but this is a big rebound.

    "Serac" might be the best song in their catalog:



    Aside from this new one, my favorite LP has always been Last Fair Deal Gone Down.

    Any other thoughts on the new stuff?
     
  2. TriangularDuck

    Newbie

    I'm more fond of Fall of Hearts than I have been with anything they've put out since The Great Cold Distance. Really good album.
     
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  3. christsizedshoes

    Regular

    Really starting to think TFOH is their second-best release in a crowded back catalog, right behind LFDGD.

    So diverse, lots of new territory covered, and the riffs/chord progressions are more adventurous than ever.

    "Takeover" and "Serac" are multi-phase progressive metal masterpieces that help make up for Tool/APC's decade-long absence. "Serein" is amazingly straightforward for Katatonia, dare I say almost mainstream, yet still tasteful. "The Night Subscriber" feels like the ultimate realization of the orchestral stuff they've dabbled in over the past three records. "Shifts" is stunningly haunting, and "Passer" is undoubtedly their best closer to date.

    I loved Night is the New Day, but then Dead End Kings felt a bit like they were stuck in neutral, and half the songs were just uninspired. This, however, is an impeccable follow-up and progression from NITND. The swarm of killer riffs on this record is staggering.
     
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  5. Horrorca

    Trusted

    this is their best in a while

    Viva Emptiness will always be my fav tho - that's were they managed a great balance between songwriting, heaviness and atmosphere
     
  6. Inna Selez

    Regular

    This single is a good too.