After having passed through several evolutions, band member changes – of low importance we have to admit – Katatonia return with a brand new release this year. “Dead End Kings” goes on their journey to their unique approach of the progressive sound, which started three years ago with “Night Is the New Day” a groundbreaking album, that actually changed their sound almost completely, to a new direction. It conveyed a strong approach towards Progressive Metal, and that’s where “Dead End Kings” picks up the torch to continue the journey through the dark.

Soundwise, Katatonia have once more created this beautiful soundscape their music offers with multiple music layers/sound effects/ and production tricks that really can grab your ears and your mind, almost from the first single note ‘till the final silence. Everything, from guitars to drums and from vocals to electronic elements, is really well placed in the mix and makes the result very pleasant to the ears. Their familiar melodies and the main characteristic guitar riffs as well as Renske’s unique singing style all blend in a beautiful grey place.

As for the compositions on this one, there’s a strong emphasis on much calmer and softer songs in contrary to their previous experimentation with their heavy side. Much to my surprise though, the album overall is aimed to please all fans of the band,as this sounds so familiar and trademarked and I’m also almost sure that it will get them to a much wider audience with its softer and “radio friendly” approach.But please do not to be mistaken by the “radio-friendly” term. There’s nothing in here that makes this music, that is so obscure and dark, poppy or sing-along-y…It’s a darker version of “Night is the new Day” with a much more smoothier and slown down approach to songwriting.

“Dead End Kings” is definitely one of the most discussed albums of 2012. Katatonia had a continuous upward with their last 3 albums, but to my ears this is their first downward in years. A very interesting album in its entirety, but after three years in wait, I might consider myself not be “cool” to listen it as the continuation album of their previous work “Night Is the New Day” or maybe I am exagerrating? Who knows…? It’s a good album to test your limits though. Have a listen and deside yourselves.

Track List Line Up
01. The Parting
02. The One You Are Looking for is Not Here
03. Hypnone
04. The Racing Heart
05. Buildings
06. Leech
07. Ambitions
08. Undo You
09. Lethean
10. First Prayer
11. Dead Letters
Jonas Renkse –Vocals
Anders Nyström– Lead Guitar
Daniel Liljekvist – Drums
Per Eriksson–Guitar
Niklas Sandin –Bass 8XBET KUBET 188BET kubet kubet88 kubet77 kubet11 kubet casino tải kubet kubet đăng nhập đăng nhập kubet kubet mobile kubet79 kubet86 kubet win kubet kim kubet888 đăng ký kubet dang nhap kubet link kubet kubet 11 thabet và kubet dang ky kubet kubet 77 kubet 88 game kubet trang chủ kubet link vào kubet kubet thien ha kubet ku casino kubet online kubet 86 kubet99 tại kubet kubet3 kubet789 kubet 69 kubet thiên hạ tải kubet ios kubet 868 kubet 89 kubet79 me kubet ac kubet 79 kubet official kubet365 kubet link kubet 24h kubet 777 kubet 18 kubet 711 kubet lừa đảo kubet bet thienhabet kubet kubet 365 kubet999 kubet88 đăng nhập casino kubet trang kubet kubet 888 kubet 111 tải kubet casino kubet7 download kubet kubet vip kubet tải kubet casino nét kubet bị bắt kubet dang nhap kubet tha tha kubet kubet download kubet apk tải game kubet link đăng nhập kubet nha cai kubet ku casino kubet kubet nét tải kubet vip kubet khuyến mãi vao kubet kubet88 casino kubet88 win tại kubet 88 hỗ trợ kubet kubet viêt kubet pro link đăng ký kubet kubet online nét đại lý kubet bị bắt kubet android chơi kubet link tải kubet kubet7777 vào kubet thien ha kubet kubet24 kubet 68 kubet dv vnkubet kubet cho iphone ku777 kubet