Sweden’s Katatonia have just released their ninth album, Dead End Kings on Peaceville Records. It can be purchased in various formats here. While many will be quick to kiss ass and say this retains the band’s classic sound while moving forward in a new direction, I will not. This is not Katatonia’s “classic” sound. This is their modern sound. While it isn’t bad, it just gets boring easily. I like Dead End Kings alright, but I have to take it in small doses.
For those of you still waiting to purchase a copy or those that are on the fence about it check out a full stream of the new album over here.
1. The Parting
2. The One You Are Looking for is Not Here (with Silje Wergeland)
4. The Racing Heart
8. Undo You
10. First Prayer
11. Dead Letters