First of all I am not going to mention that other guy from that other band that is known to be vocalist Jonas Renske’s buddy. Not even going there. I keep seeing those comparisons and it’s driving me nuts. Second, it’s going to be hard not to be a bit biased because of my love for Katatonia’s depressively wonderful melodies. But, The Fall of Hearts is upon us, all 1+ hour of it, and I must speak about it. That’s a huge chunk of melancholy, but the good thing is that it doesn’t “feel” like an hour. So, I expected the album to follow the path of Dethroned and Uncrowned. I mean, let’s face it, that haunting remix of Dead End Kings was well transformed, produced, and engineered. The live concert footage is killer! Why not ride that wave? I probably would, but that’s me. I can milk a cow till she runs dry. Read the rest of this entry →
Album: IV – One With The Storm
Release Date: 3 Nov 14
Length: 79 Minutes (includes two remixed tracks)
Style: Hard to define
Previous Albums: Guided By Fire (2007); Isolation Songs (2009); Until Fear No Longer Defines Us (2011)
FFO: Paradise Lost, Katatonia. Opeth Read the rest of this entry →
Katatonia has been in the music business since 1991; formed in Sweden they started under a much heavier and grittier format though they still inspired a somber yet, doomy feel. Over the course of their career they evolved to create music, as I like to describe, as songs that allow your mind to travel. It’s a bit dark and often gloomy, but calming and soothing at the same time. Vocalist Jonas Renkse’s haunting vocals are a perfect fit for the style of music Katatonia creates. Though they can still be quite heavy at times, enough to inspire some crowd movement, their somber-sounds have a reverse effect on me and often my mood around for the positive. On the 10th of September, the masters of melancholy release Dethroned and Uncrowned, the (remixed) follow-up to 2012’s Dead End Kings.