Tag Archives: Katatonia

News: Albums of the Month (April 2020 – June 2020)

KATATONIA - City Burials

KATATONIA City Burials Peaceville Records …what we are dealing with here is a flawless piece of work  one that both critics and fans of the band will refer to as a classic in years to come. Brilliant  just brilliant!  ***** … Continue reading

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Album review: KATATONIA – City Burials

KATATONIA - City Burials

Peaceville Records [Release date 24.04.20] When, on the 28th of February 2020, I visited the “Gagarin 205” club for the purpose of attending what can only be described as an outstanding performance by the Prog Metal quintet Katatonia, never in … Continue reading

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Album review: KATATONIA – The Fall Of Hearts

The Best of 2016 - Progressive

Peaceville [Release date: 20.05.16] There are occasions aren’t there when only a quietly muttered ‘wow’ really does justice to whatever you’re experiencing at the time? There was a moment halfway through track 6, ‘Residual’, that I thought ‘I’m in the … Continue reading

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Album review: KATATONIA – Sanctitude

KATATONIA - Sanctitude

KScope   [Release date: 30 March 2015] Back in the day, it was often espoused by people who didn’t like heavy rock that “it’s easy to make a row – but can they cut it live and acoustic?”. To a … Continue reading

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Gig review: PARADISE LOST, Lacuna Coil, Katatonia – London, The Roundhouse, 3 November 2013

My introduction to the chromatic world of Death Metal took place exactly twenty three years ago and one of the albums responsible for my immediate conversion was Paradise Lost’s debut “Lost Paradise”. It was not at all surprising, then, that … Continue reading

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Album Review: KATATONIA -Dethroned and Uncrowned

      KScope – Released 9 September 2013 So, is it possible to improve on perfection? When I reviewed Katatonia’s ‘Dead End Kings’ album a year ago (q.v.) it got a well-deserved five star rating and made it into … Continue reading

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Album review: AORIA – The Constant

Version Studio Records, 2012 There must be something in the water in Sweden at the moment. Following in the (rather large) footprints of progressive metal contemporaries, Katatonia and their magnificent ‘Night Is The New Day’ and ‘Dead End Kings’ albums, … Continue reading

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KATATONIA – Dead End Kings

Katatonia - Dead End Kings

(Peaceville) Following on from their superb ‘Night Is The New Day’ album – the point at which former doom-metal merchants Katatonia saw the light and crossed over from the dark side – comes ‘Dead End Kings’, an album so magnificent … Continue reading

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