STREAM THE NEW KATATONIA ALBUM, RIGHT NOW!
Our very own Mr. Shanbomb totally nailed it with his description of Katatonia in yesterday’s new releases column:
Listening to a new Katatonia album is like ordering the steak at a five-star restaurant: you know it’ll be delicious, but you know better than to expect surprises. The despondent, technical alt-metal that these five gloomy Swedes fell into on 2003′s Viva Emptiness may have peaked on Night is the New Day (2009), but somehow it just doesn’t get old on their latest work.
With that in mind check out a full stream their new album Dead End Kings, released yesterday.
As Shanbomb said it doesn’t really do anything to push the envelope, but Katatonia have not yet reached the point of misguided autopilot at which things start to get boring (see: Children of Bodom); there are still plenty of fresh jamz in the tank. Enjoy the full album over at Exclaim.ca right now.