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Katatonia - Dethroned & Uncrowned (2013)

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Year : 2013
Style : Gothic Rock , Depressive Rock , Heavy Metal
Country : Sweden
Audio : 320 kbps + all scans
Size : 130 mb


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No matter how brightly the sun shines, sorrow will always cast its ageless shadow across the human soul. Expressing that eternal sadness is an art in itself, and over the last two decades, Sweden’s masters of melancholy Katatonia have firmly established themselves as the most passionate and skilful exponents of the form.Formed by vocalist/drummer Jonas Renkse and guitarist Anders Nyström in Stockholm in 1991, the band emerged from the amorphous maelstrom that was the nascent death/doom metal scene; a darker, more emotionally resonant sibling to the ongoing extreme metal world, and one that offered a new and more humane perspective on life’s darker days.The band’s first releases, the Jhva Elohim Meth…The Revival EP and debut album Dance Of December Souls may have seemed to draw from the same set of influences that inspired like-minded bands across the North Sea like Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride, but by the time Katatonia arrived at 1996’s Brave Murder Day (which featured guest vocals from Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt), the band had already begun to plough their own tearful furrow.“Initially we had no masterplan,” says Renkse today. “All we wanted was a band of our own, as we were totally devoured by the death and doom metal scene that was happening. It wasn’t until later that we could actually carve out our own space and see things with a broader perspective. Katatonia has become a philosophy, at least for ourselves, since it is pretty much all we have. It’s dark and personal music and lyrics, no matter what the environment around us.”In 1998, Katatonia released Discouraged Ones, an album that saw them step away from more traditional doom-laden atmospheres into an increasingly distinctive sonic world. Incorporating a wide variety of influences, from gothic rock to dark folk, the band’s evolution was gathering pace and their songwriting was maturing accordingly. With Jonas Renkse stepping away from the drum stool to focus on his role as vocalist, the Katatonia sound became more focused and intense on 1999’s Tonight’s Decision; a bravura collection of downbeat hymns to the void that set the tone for the new decade that followed.“Most of our evolution has occurred naturally,” explains Renkse. “We started as Paradise Lost fanboys, but now I think we have a different sound, something we have crafted over the years. With every new album we try to push the boundaries of songwriting and expand the concept of Katatonia without abandoning our foundation and roots.”As the 21st century has progressed, Katatonia have become one of the most revered and cherished of all bands in the modern heavy music firmament. Through extensive touring and a steady stream of superlative studio releases, including 2001’s classic Last Fair Deal Gone Down and its coruscating 2003 follow-up Viva Emptiness, the Swedes have spread their baleful gospel across the globe, refining and redefining themselves with every step into new territory. With 2006’s The Great Cold Distance and, in particular, 2009’s universally acclaimed Night Is The New Day, Katatonia have stretched beyond their roots in the metal scene and drawn in fans from all across the musical spectrum, not least in the progressive rock realm that has also embraced peers like Opeth and Anathema in recent times.In August 2012 the band released Dead End Kings, their ninth studio album and their most successful to date. The album marked another step in this journey towards a more progressive sound.Dead End Kings was recorded with a new line-up, in which Renkse and Nyström were joined by guitarist Per Eriksson, bassist Niklas Sandin and drummer Daniel Liljekvist. Together they created a rich, adventurous and endlessly evocative masterwork that exhibits all the Swedish quintet’s established traits while absorbing countless fresh ideas into that monumental sonic brew.“Dead End Kings represents progression and taking things to the next level,” concludes Renkse. ”The writing was a little more intense and spontaneous for this one. I think that’s the biggest difference. But it was made with the same mindset as the last few albums. It just had a little more fire involved. We don’t want to repeat ourselves. We are still hungry for new music.”The band return in September 2013 with Dethroned and Uncrowned, their first album for Kscope, the sister label to Peaceville, the band's home for the past 14 years. Dethroned and Uncrowned allows them to explore the progressive elements of Dead End Kings further as they have reworked the album, creating new moods and textures while still staying truthful to the core of the songs.Guitarist and founding member Anders Nyström explains how the band have revisted the album, ‘the synopsis is simple and album title won’t lie; the drums will be dethroned and the distorted rhythm guitars will be uncrowned! Instead, we’ll place the emphasis on the many layers of ambience, with the melodies staying central and the vocal harmonies representing the heart of the album.'

Album:

Released on the Peaceville label in August 2012, Katatonia's home for the past 14 years, Dead End Kings was the band's most successful album to date and cemented Katatonia's position as masters of a unique kind of hard-edged atmospheric Rock.In September 2013, the band unexpectedly return with Dethroned And Uncrowned, a radical reinterpretation of Dead End Kings and the band's first release on Kscope, Peaceville's sister label.Dethroned And Uncrowned finds Katatonia exploring the more ambient and Progressive elements of Dead End Kings, while remaining truthful to the core of the album's songs."The synopsis is simple and album title won’t lie; the drums will be dethroned and the distorted rhythm guitars will be uncrowned! Instead, we’ll place the emphasis on the many layers of ambience, with the melodies staying central and the vocal harmonies representing the heart of the album. Also by pledging you are helping the bands ability to be able to tour further afield. Although the songs are the same and the track listing doesn’t change, we hope the end result is something entirely different! Think of the album like a person’s face in the hands of a surgeon, whose appearance is gonna change, but it’s still the same person behind that face and we guess an important factor, in this case, would be that the surgeon itself is obviously Katatonia, not a stranger! If there’s one album in our repertoire that’s suited for a thing like this, it’s ‘Dead End Kings’". - Anders (Katatonia)

Line Up:

Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström - Bass, Keyboards (1991-1993), Guitars, Programming, Vocals (backing) (1991-present) - See also: Bloodbath, ex-Diabolical Masquerade, ex-Bewitched
Jonas Renkse - Drums (1991-1998), Vocals (lead), Guitars, Keyboards, Programming (1991-present) - See also: Bloodbath, Wisdom of Crowds, ex-October Tide
Daniel Liljekvist - Drums, Percussion (1999-present) - See also: Komotio
Niklas "Nille" Sandin - Bass (2010-present) - See also: Chaosys, Dark Eden (live), ex-Amaran, ex-Life Eclipse, Aoria, ex-Lamia Antitheus, ex-Shadows Past, ex-Siebenbürgen
Per "Sodo" Eriksson - Guitars (2010-present) - See also: 21 Lucifers, Bloodbath, Komotio, ex-Genocrush Ferox

Tracklist:

01. The Parting 04:51
02. The One You Are Looking for Is Not Here 03:58
03. Hypnone 04:12
04. The Racing Heart 03:25
05. Buildings 03:23
06. Leech 04:17
07. Ambitions 04:30
08. Undo You 04:52
09. Lethean 04:05
10. First Prayer 04:18
11. Dead Letters 04:15

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Príspevokod užívateľa Horex » 12 Apr 2021, 09:20

Katatonia - Sanctitude - Live At Union Chapel (2015)

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Year : 2015
Style : Depressive Rock , Progressive Accoustic Rock
Country : Sweden
Audio : 320 kbps + scans
Size : 117 mb


Bio:

No matter how brightly the sun shines, sorrow will always cast its ageless shadow across the human soul. Expressing that eternal sadness is an art in itself, and over the last two decades, Sweden’s masters of melancholy Katatonia have firmly established themselves as the most passionate and skilful exponents of the form.Formed by vocalist/drummer Jonas Renkse and guitarist Anders Nyström in Stockholm in 1991, the band emerged from the amorphous maelstrom that was the nascent death/doom metal scene; a darker, more emotionally resonant sibling to the ongoing extreme metal world, and one that offered a new and more humane perspective on life’s darker days.The band’s first releases, the Jhva Elohim Meth…The Revival EP and debut album Dance Of December Souls may have seemed to draw from the same set of influences that inspired like-minded bands across the North Sea like Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride, but by the time Katatonia arrived at 1996’s Brave Murder Day (which featured guest vocals from Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt), the band had already begun to plough their own tearful furrow.“Initially we had no masterplan,” says Renkse today. “All we wanted was a band of our own, as we were totally devoured by the death and doom metal scene that was happening. It wasn’t until later that we could actually carve out our own space and see things with a broader perspective. Katatonia has become a philosophy, at least for ourselves, since it is pretty much all we have. It’s dark and personal music and lyrics, no matter what the environment around us.”In 1998, Katatonia released Discouraged Ones, an album that saw them step away from more traditional doom-laden atmospheres into an increasingly distinctive sonic world. Incorporating a wide variety of influences, from gothic rock to dark folk, the band’s evolution was gathering pace and their songwriting was maturing accordingly. With Jonas Renkse stepping away from the drum stool to focus on his role as vocalist, the Katatonia sound became more focused and intense on 1999’s Tonight’s Decision; a bravura collection of downbeat hymns to the void that set the tone for the new decade that followed.“Most of our evolution has occurred naturally,” explains Renkse. “We started as Paradise Lost fanboys, but now I think we have a different sound, something we have crafted over the years. With every new album we try to push the boundaries of songwriting and expand the concept of Katatonia without abandoning our foundation and roots.”As the 21st century has progressed, Katatonia have become one of the most revered and cherished of all bands in the modern heavy music firmament. Through extensive touring and a steady stream of superlative studio releases, including 2001’s classic Last Fair Deal Gone Down and its coruscating 2003 follow-up Viva Emptiness, the Swedes have spread their baleful gospel across the globe, refining and redefining themselves with every step into new territory. With 2006’s The Great Cold Distance and, in particular, 2009’s universally acclaimed Night Is The New Day, Katatonia have stretched beyond their roots in the metal scene and drawn in fans from all across the musical spectrum, not least in the progressive rock realm that has also embraced peers like Opeth and Anathema in recent times.In August 2012 the band released Dead End Kings, their ninth studio album and their most successful to date. The album marked another step in this journey towards a more progressive sound.Dead End Kings was recorded with a new line-up, in which Renkse and Nyström were joined by guitarist Per Eriksson, bassist Niklas Sandin and drummer Daniel Liljekvist. Together they created a rich, adventurous and endlessly evocative masterwork that exhibits all the Swedish quintet’s established traits while absorbing countless fresh ideas into that monumental sonic brew.“Dead End Kings represents progression and taking things to the next level,” concludes Renkse. ”The writing was a little more intense and spontaneous for this one. I think that’s the biggest difference. But it was made with the same mindset as the last few albums. It just had a little more fire involved. We don’t want to repeat ourselves. We are still hungry for new music.”The band return in September 2013 with Dethroned and Uncrowned, their first album for Kscope, the sister label to Peaceville, the band's home for the past 14 years. Dethroned and Uncrowned allows them to explore the progressive elements of Dead End Kings further as they have reworked the album, creating new moods and textures while still staying truthful to the core of the songs.Guitarist and founding member Anders Nyström explains how the band have revisted the album, ‘the synopsis is simple and album title won’t lie; the drums will be dethroned and the distorted rhythm guitars will be uncrowned! Instead, we’ll place the emphasis on the many layers of ambience, with the melodies staying central and the vocal harmonies representing the heart of the album.'

Album:

In May 2014 under the moniker ‘Unplugged & Reworked’ Sweden’s Katatonia headed out across Europe to present an intimate acoustic evening, performing tracks from their 2013 album ‘Dethtroned & Uncrowned’ album alongside atmospheric classics from their entire career, stripped and reworked.Each venue, on the tour, was carefully chosen for its unique atmosphere. They were joined on guitar & vocals by The Pineapple Thief frontman and songwriter Bruce Soord.Sanctitude is a concert filmed and recorded in the stunning candle-lit setting of London’s Union Chapel. The 80 minute set features 17 songs across the albums The Great Cold Distance, Viva Emptiness, Brave Murder Day, Last Fair Deal Gone Down and of course, Dead End Kings / Dethroned & Uncrowned, including fan favourite ‘Teargas’. The show closes with the sublime ‘The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here’ and a special guest appearance by Norwegian vocalist Silje Wergeland of Dutch legends The Gathering.Katatonia’s Anders Nystrom comments on the release:“Day… something you wake up to, or at least have to pull through, over and over. Most of them you forget about, but a couple you maybe look back upon and wish to relive again.Unfortunately in reality, I’m afraid that’s not possible, at least not until Apple buys NASA and releases a new version of their Time Capsule backup machine and send people into the cloud and back into history to fetch an older version of their lives, but luckily for us, there’s a current control of our music that doesn’t need time travel.We have always felt that if there’s a need, we’re entitled to the freedom to give our old songs a makeover in the now rather than the never. So, in the making of ‘Sanctitude’ there was one song in particular that meant a great deal to us. In fact, it was our first song ever to feature entirely clean vocals accompanied by clean guitars and it was written and released right in the peak of our death metal years.The song stood out, but isolated itself into oblivion in the climate of heavier music. Therefore we wanted this song to get a second chance, to be re-discovered. Even 20 years later when performing it live for the first time, it appears the parks are still grey and look the same…”All audio on Sanctitude has been mixed & mastered by Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief). With artwork once more supplied by long-time visual collaborator Travis Smith.

Line Up:

Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström - Bass, Keyboards (1991-1993), Guitars, Programming, Vocals (backing) (1991-present) - See also: Bloodbath, ex-Diabolical Masquerade, ex-Bewitched
Jonas Renkse - Drums (1991-1998), Vocals (lead), Guitars, Keyboards, Programming (1991-present) - See also: Bloodbath, Wisdom of Crowds, ex-October Tide
Niklas "Nille" Sandin - Bass (2010-present) - See also: Chaosys, Dark Eden (live), ex-Amaran, ex-Life Eclipse, Aoria, ex-Shadows Past, ex-Lamia Antitheus, ex-Siebenbürgen, ex-Slavegrid

Tracklist:

01. In the White
02. Ambitions
03. Teargas
04. Gone
05. A Darkness Coming
06. One Year from Now
07. The Racing Heart
08. Tonight's Music
09. Sleeper
10. Undo You
11. Lethean
12. Day
13. Idle Blood
14. Unfurl
15. Omerta
16. Evidence
17. The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here

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Príspevokod užívateľa Horex » 12 Apr 2021, 09:20

Katatonia - The Fall Of Hearts (Limited Edition Digipak) (2016)

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Year : 2016
Style : Depressive Rock , Progressive Rock
Country : Sweden
Audio : 320 kbps + all scans
Size : 117 mb


Bio:

No matter how brightly the sun shines, sorrow will always cast its ageless shadow across the human soul. Expressing that eternal sadness is an art in itself, and over the last two decades, Sweden’s masters of melancholy Katatonia have firmly established themselves as the most passionate and skilful exponents of the form.Formed by vocalist/drummer Jonas Renkse and guitarist Anders Nyström in Stockholm in 1991, the band emerged from the amorphous maelstrom that was the nascent death/doom metal scene; a darker, more emotionally resonant sibling to the ongoing extreme metal world, and one that offered a new and more humane perspective on life’s darker days.The band’s first releases, the Jhva Elohim Meth…The Revival EP and debut album Dance Of December Souls may have seemed to draw from the same set of influences that inspired like-minded bands across the North Sea like Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride, but by the time Katatonia arrived at 1996’s Brave Murder Day (which featured guest vocals from Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt), the band had already begun to plough their own tearful furrow.“Initially we had no masterplan,” says Renkse today. “All we wanted was a band of our own, as we were totally devoured by the death and doom metal scene that was happening. It wasn’t until later that we could actually carve out our own space and see things with a broader perspective. Katatonia has become a philosophy, at least for ourselves, since it is pretty much all we have. It’s dark and personal music and lyrics, no matter what the environment around us.”In 1998, Katatonia released Discouraged Ones, an album that saw them step away from more traditional doom-laden atmospheres into an increasingly distinctive sonic world. Incorporating a wide variety of influences, from gothic rock to dark folk, the band’s evolution was gathering pace and their songwriting was maturing accordingly. With Jonas Renkse stepping away from the drum stool to focus on his role as vocalist, the Katatonia sound became more focused and intense on 1999’s Tonight’s Decision; a bravura collection of downbeat hymns to the void that set the tone for the new decade that followed.“Most of our evolution has occurred naturally,” explains Renkse. “We started as Paradise Lost fanboys, but now I think we have a different sound, something we have crafted over the years. With every new album we try to push the boundaries of songwriting and expand the concept of Katatonia without abandoning our foundation and roots.”As the 21st century has progressed, Katatonia have become one of the most revered and cherished of all bands in the modern heavy music firmament. Through extensive touring and a steady stream of superlative studio releases, including 2001’s classic Last Fair Deal Gone Down and its coruscating 2003 follow-up Viva Emptiness, the Swedes have spread their baleful gospel across the globe, refining and redefining themselves with every step into new territory. With 2006’s The Great Cold Distance and, in particular, 2009’s universally acclaimed Night Is The New Day, Katatonia have stretched beyond their roots in the metal scene and drawn in fans from all across the musical spectrum, not least in the progressive rock realm that has also embraced peers like Opeth and Anathema in recent times.In August 2012 the band released Dead End Kings, their ninth studio album and their most successful to date. The album marked another step in this journey towards a more progressive sound.Dead End Kings was recorded with a new line-up, in which Renkse and Nyström were joined by guitarist Per Eriksson, bassist Niklas Sandin and drummer Daniel Liljekvist. Together they created a rich, adventurous and endlessly evocative masterwork that exhibits all the Swedish quintet’s established traits while absorbing countless fresh ideas into that monumental sonic brew.“Dead End Kings represents progression and taking things to the next level,” concludes Renkse. ”The writing was a little more intense and spontaneous for this one. I think that’s the biggest difference. But it was made with the same mindset as the last few albums. It just had a little more fire involved. We don’t want to repeat ourselves. We are still hungry for new music.”The band return in September 2013 with Dethroned and Uncrowned, their first album for Kscope, the sister label to Peaceville, the band's home for the past 14 years. Dethroned and Uncrowned allows them to explore the progressive elements of Dead End Kings further as they have reworked the album, creating new moods and textures while still staying truthful to the core of the songs.Guitarist and founding member Anders Nyström explains how the band have revisted the album, ‘the synopsis is simple and album title won’t lie; the drums will be dethroned and the distorted rhythm guitars will be uncrowned! Instead, we’ll place the emphasis on the many layers of ambience, with the melodies staying central and the vocal harmonies representing the heart of the album.'

Album:

Swedish metal stalwarts Katatonia have been around for twenty five years now, and in that time, the band have certainly paved the way for many of their contemporaries. On their latest release ‘The Fall of Hearts’, Katatonia has done a brilliant job in showing just why they are the leaders of the pack when it comes to their sound, why they have been around for so long, and why they will continue to remain relevant as a band for many more years to come.The album begins with the aptly titled “Takeover”, a track that opens with a mellowed introduction that heightens the picturesque ambience of the track, all the while building up to an incredibly catchy hook which instantly captivates the listener. It’s subtle intricacies like these which litter this album and command the attention of the audience. Closing out with an incredible guitar solo is simply the icing on the cake for this song, and while I must admit that it did take me a few listens to truly appreciate the different layers here – just like the rest of this album – this is a track which is sure to grow on you. From there, the album progresses to “Serein”, which embodies everything I love about Katatonia: a nice tempo, an abstract sound which complements the vocal delivery perfectly, and seamless transitions throughout its contrasting sections. Every element in this song is beautifully placed, and that makes it instantly stand out on this album.The already-released track “Old Heart Falls” slows the tempo and brings listeners deep in, while fitting the archetypical Katatonia sound perfectly. I must admit that on the first few listens through, I didn’t rate this song highly at all. Fortunately, as with most of the band’s catalogue, it has a tendency to grow on you the more you listen to it, and by the third or fourth time, I was beginning to appreciate the different layers here. The middle section of the album follows a similar path to the introductory section, with tracks like “Decima” slowing the pace right down and giving an intimate insight into the band’s narrative. Following this song with “Sanction” showcases the diverse range of the band (as well as some nice contrast) by employing a heavier low-key riff in the beginning, before treading into a softer, more meticulous pacing for the remainder of the song. “Residual” then immerses the listener by perfectly combining a slow-moving beat with a very intrinsic drum-and-bass line that accentuates the present harmonies and bolsters the almost spoken-word lyrical delivery.“Serac” is engaging from the get-go, with an intriguing combination of sounds combining to create something which is so truly unique that it just works. The track begins with a more fleeting tempo than some of the others, and uses some of the most impressive guitar work on the album with possibly the greatest vocal delivery on the album to create an absolute monster of a track. “Shifts” felt like it would be more at home on a commercial radio station, with its slower tone and soothing lyrical delivery being very calming in comparison to the track before it. “The Night Subscriber” continues this tip-tac pattern of heavier and softer tracks with a more upbeat, smooth introduction before including some heavily distorted guitars before launching into Katatonia’s brand of ambience. As this song progresses, you are treated to some of the cleanest transitions between different sections, and it’s something which the band makes effortless. However, given the complexities that some of these parts hit, it’s something that just enhances the appeal of this song and the band. “Pale Flag” slows the tone down one final time, before “Passer” closes out the album by hitting the listener directly from the outset and never taking a look back. With a whirling guitar introduction that paves the way for possibly the greatest constructed track on the album, complete with a memorable and catchy chorus and including every trademark of a classic Katatonia song, “Passer” is sure to enrapture fans immediately.I felt like the latter half of the album is where this album really took strong form, with tracks like “Serac”, “Sanction”, “Last Song before the Fade” and “Passer” all embracing a heavier, darker, more ambient side of the music that not only enveloped me as listener immediately, but also highlighted the true musical ability of each band member on this release. While I thoroughly enjoyed this album, there were a few minor issues that I felt hampered its maximum potential. Initially, for me it felt like the song placement on this album was a bit disjointed, and by this I mean that there really wasn’t a clear transition or flow between tracks. That isn’t to say that there should be on every album, but it just adds an extra element to a release when the listener can identify and follow a clear musical narrative. This method captivates the listener in the story of the music the entire way through, and so many bands this year have put out albums that have already used this method. While this album didn’t have that feel, it still stood strong as a solid collection of really good songs.Additionally, I felt that the tempo of the album was almost too laid-back at times, with songs maintaining the relaxed tempo that they opened with, save for a few changes throughout. That’s not to say this is a bad thing, or that it doesn’t work on this album, because it’s pace certainly heightens the immersive ambient feel of most of the tracks, but it can tend to feel repetitive at times and could give some listeners a very familiar feel with some of the tracks, particularly the slower ones. Subsequent listens highlighted a much greater depth than first revealed, and eventually helped provide a greater appreciation for the layers employed across each song, so I implore anyone that has any doubts on their first listen through to give it a further chance.Casting these really minor issues aside, you are left with a musically brilliant album that has memorable parts composed of immense musical ability and talent. Particular sections of guitar work have the ability to send chills through the listener, and some of the ambient passages stand out as immersive pieces of musical genius. Even with its flaws, this album is still brilliant, and while it may be described several ways, it is perhaps best described as ‘accessible’. Not only does ‘The Fall of Hearts’ flirt with the barriers of several genres, but it maintains a subtleness that even the most uninclined heavy music listener could appreciate, revealing the album’s true beauty.

Line Up:

Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström Bass, Keyboards (1991-1993), Guitars, Programming, Vocals (backing) (1991-present) - See also: Bloodbath, ex-Diabolical Masquerade, ex-Bewitched
Jonas Renkse Drums (1991-1998), Vocals (lead), Guitars, Keyboards, Programming (1991-present) - See also: Bloodbath, Wisdom of Crowds, ex-October Tide
Niklas "Nille" Sandin Bass (2010-present) - See also: Chaosys, Lik, Dark Eden (live), ex-Amaran, ex-Life Eclipse, Aoria, ex-Shadows Past, ex-Lamia Antitheus, ex-Siebenbürgen, ex-Slavegrid
Daniel Moilanen Drums (2015-present) - See also: Heavydeath, Runemagick, ex-Mnemonic, ex-Dracena, ex-Lord Belial, ex-Sandalinas, ex-The Project Hate MCMXCIX, ex-Grindnecks, ex-Relevant Few, ex-Engel, ex-Pen Expers
Roger Öjersson Guitars (2016-present) - See also: Tiamat, ex-Kamchatka

Tracklist:

01. Takeover
02. Serein
03. Old Heart Falls
04. Decima
05. Sanction
06. Residual
07. Serac
08. Last Song Before The Fade
09. Shifts
10. The Night Subscriber
11. Pale Flag
12. Passer
13. Vakaren (Bonus Track)

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Príspevokod užívateľa Horex » 12 Apr 2021, 09:21

Katatonia - The Fall Of Hearts (Japan Edition) (2016)

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Year : 2016 (Japan Edition)
Style : Depressive Rock , Progressive Rock
Country : Sweden
Audio : 320 kbps + all scans
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No matter how brightly the sun shines, sorrow will always cast its ageless shadow across the human soul. Expressing that eternal sadness is an art in itself, and over the last two decades, Sweden’s masters of melancholy Katatonia have firmly established themselves as the most passionate and skilful exponents of the form.Formed by vocalist/drummer Jonas Renkse and guitarist Anders Nyström in Stockholm in 1991, the band emerged from the amorphous maelstrom that was the nascent death/doom metal scene; a darker, more emotionally resonant sibling to the ongoing extreme metal world, and one that offered a new and more humane perspective on life’s darker days.The band’s first releases, the Jhva Elohim Meth…The Revival EP and debut album Dance Of December Souls may have seemed to draw from the same set of influences that inspired like-minded bands across the North Sea like Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride, but by the time Katatonia arrived at 1996’s Brave Murder Day (which featured guest vocals from Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt), the band had already begun to plough their own tearful furrow.“Initially we had no masterplan,” says Renkse today. “All we wanted was a band of our own, as we were totally devoured by the death and doom metal scene that was happening. It wasn’t until later that we could actually carve out our own space and see things with a broader perspective. Katatonia has become a philosophy, at least for ourselves, since it is pretty much all we have. It’s dark and personal music and lyrics, no matter what the environment around us.”In 1998, Katatonia released Discouraged Ones, an album that saw them step away from more traditional doom-laden atmospheres into an increasingly distinctive sonic world. Incorporating a wide variety of influences, from gothic rock to dark folk, the band’s evolution was gathering pace and their songwriting was maturing accordingly. With Jonas Renkse stepping away from the drum stool to focus on his role as vocalist, the Katatonia sound became more focused and intense on 1999’s Tonight’s Decision; a bravura collection of downbeat hymns to the void that set the tone for the new decade that followed.“Most of our evolution has occurred naturally,” explains Renkse. “We started as Paradise Lost fanboys, but now I think we have a different sound, something we have crafted over the years. With every new album we try to push the boundaries of songwriting and expand the concept of Katatonia without abandoning our foundation and roots.”As the 21st century has progressed, Katatonia have become one of the most revered and cherished of all bands in the modern heavy music firmament. Through extensive touring and a steady stream of superlative studio releases, including 2001’s classic Last Fair Deal Gone Down and its coruscating 2003 follow-up Viva Emptiness, the Swedes have spread their baleful gospel across the globe, refining and redefining themselves with every step into new territory. With 2006’s The Great Cold Distance and, in particular, 2009’s universally acclaimed Night Is The New Day, Katatonia have stretched beyond their roots in the metal scene and drawn in fans from all across the musical spectrum, not least in the progressive rock realm that has also embraced peers like Opeth and Anathema in recent times.In August 2012 the band released Dead End Kings, their ninth studio album and their most successful to date. The album marked another step in this journey towards a more progressive sound.Dead End Kings was recorded with a new line-up, in which Renkse and Nyström were joined by guitarist Per Eriksson, bassist Niklas Sandin and drummer Daniel Liljekvist. Together they created a rich, adventurous and endlessly evocative masterwork that exhibits all the Swedish quintet’s established traits while absorbing countless fresh ideas into that monumental sonic brew.“Dead End Kings represents progression and taking things to the next level,” concludes Renkse. ”The writing was a little more intense and spontaneous for this one. I think that’s the biggest difference. But it was made with the same mindset as the last few albums. It just had a little more fire involved. We don’t want to repeat ourselves. We are still hungry for new music.”The band return in September 2013 with Dethroned and Uncrowned, their first album for Kscope, the sister label to Peaceville, the band's home for the past 14 years. Dethroned and Uncrowned allows them to explore the progressive elements of Dead End Kings further as they have reworked the album, creating new moods and textures while still staying truthful to the core of the songs.Guitarist and founding member Anders Nyström explains how the band have revisted the album, ‘the synopsis is simple and album title won’t lie; the drums will be dethroned and the distorted rhythm guitars will be uncrowned! Instead, we’ll place the emphasis on the many layers of ambience, with the melodies staying central and the vocal harmonies representing the heart of the album.'

Album:

Swedish metal stalwarts Katatonia have been around for twenty five years now, and in that time, the band have certainly paved the way for many of their contemporaries. On their latest release ‘The Fall of Hearts’, Katatonia has done a brilliant job in showing just why they are the leaders of the pack when it comes to their sound, why they have been around for so long, and why they will continue to remain relevant as a band for many more years to come.The album begins with the aptly titled “Takeover”, a track that opens with a mellowed introduction that heightens the picturesque ambience of the track, all the while building up to an incredibly catchy hook which instantly captivates the listener. It’s subtle intricacies like these which litter this album and command the attention of the audience. Closing out with an incredible guitar solo is simply the icing on the cake for this song, and while I must admit that it did take me a few listens to truly appreciate the different layers here – just like the rest of this album – this is a track which is sure to grow on you. From there, the album progresses to “Serein”, which embodies everything I love about Katatonia: a nice tempo, an abstract sound which complements the vocal delivery perfectly, and seamless transitions throughout its contrasting sections. Every element in this song is beautifully placed, and that makes it instantly stand out on this album.The already-released track “Old Heart Falls” slows the tempo and brings listeners deep in, while fitting the archetypical Katatonia sound perfectly. I must admit that on the first few listens through, I didn’t rate this song highly at all. Fortunately, as with most of the band’s catalogue, it has a tendency to grow on you the more you listen to it, and by the third or fourth time, I was beginning to appreciate the different layers here. The middle section of the album follows a similar path to the introductory section, with tracks like “Decima” slowing the pace right down and giving an intimate insight into the band’s narrative. Following this song with “Sanction” showcases the diverse range of the band (as well as some nice contrast) by employing a heavier low-key riff in the beginning, before treading into a softer, more meticulous pacing for the remainder of the song. “Residual” then immerses the listener by perfectly combining a slow-moving beat with a very intrinsic drum-and-bass line that accentuates the present harmonies and bolsters the almost spoken-word lyrical delivery.“Serac” is engaging from the get-go, with an intriguing combination of sounds combining to create something which is so truly unique that it just works. The track begins with a more fleeting tempo than some of the others, and uses some of the most impressive guitar work on the album with possibly the greatest vocal delivery on the album to create an absolute monster of a track. “Shifts” felt like it would be more at home on a commercial radio station, with its slower tone and soothing lyrical delivery being very calming in comparison to the track before it. “The Night Subscriber” continues this tip-tac pattern of heavier and softer tracks with a more upbeat, smooth introduction before including some heavily distorted guitars before launching into Katatonia’s brand of ambience. As this song progresses, you are treated to some of the cleanest transitions between different sections, and it’s something which the band makes effortless. However, given the complexities that some of these parts hit, it’s something that just enhances the appeal of this song and the band. “Pale Flag” slows the tone down one final time, before “Passer” closes out the album by hitting the listener directly from the outset and never taking a look back. With a whirling guitar introduction that paves the way for possibly the greatest constructed track on the album, complete with a memorable and catchy chorus and including every trademark of a classic Katatonia song, “Passer” is sure to enrapture fans immediately.I felt like the latter half of the album is where this album really took strong form, with tracks like “Serac”, “Sanction”, “Last Song before the Fade” and “Passer” all embracing a heavier, darker, more ambient side of the music that not only enveloped me as listener immediately, but also highlighted the true musical ability of each band member on this release. While I thoroughly enjoyed this album, there were a few minor issues that I felt hampered its maximum potential. Initially, for me it felt like the song placement on this album was a bit disjointed, and by this I mean that there really wasn’t a clear transition or flow between tracks. That isn’t to say that there should be on every album, but it just adds an extra element to a release when the listener can identify and follow a clear musical narrative. This method captivates the listener in the story of the music the entire way through, and so many bands this year have put out albums that have already used this method. While this album didn’t have that feel, it still stood strong as a solid collection of really good songs.Additionally, I felt that the tempo of the album was almost too laid-back at times, with songs maintaining the relaxed tempo that they opened with, save for a few changes throughout. That’s not to say this is a bad thing, or that it doesn’t work on this album, because it’s pace certainly heightens the immersive ambient feel of most of the tracks, but it can tend to feel repetitive at times and could give some listeners a very familiar feel with some of the tracks, particularly the slower ones. Subsequent listens highlighted a much greater depth than first revealed, and eventually helped provide a greater appreciation for the layers employed across each song, so I implore anyone that has any doubts on their first listen through to give it a further chance.Casting these really minor issues aside, you are left with a musically brilliant album that has memorable parts composed of immense musical ability and talent. Particular sections of guitar work have the ability to send chills through the listener, and some of the ambient passages stand out as immersive pieces of musical genius. Even with its flaws, this album is still brilliant, and while it may be described several ways, it is perhaps best described as ‘accessible’. Not only does ‘The Fall of Hearts’ flirt with the barriers of several genres, but it maintains a subtleness that even the most uninclined heavy music listener could appreciate, revealing the album’s true beauty.

Line Up:

Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström Bass, Keyboards (1991-1993), Guitars, Programming, Vocals (backing) (1991-present) - See also: Bloodbath, ex-Diabolical Masquerade, ex-Bewitched
Jonas Renkse Drums (1991-1998), Vocals (lead), Guitars, Keyboards, Programming (1991-present) - See also: Bloodbath, Wisdom of Crowds, ex-October Tide
Niklas "Nille" Sandin Bass (2010-present) - See also: Chaosys, Lik, Dark Eden (live), ex-Amaran, ex-Life Eclipse, Aoria, ex-Shadows Past, ex-Lamia Antitheus, ex-Siebenbürgen, ex-Slavegrid
Daniel Moilanen Drums (2015-present) - See also: Heavydeath, Runemagick, ex-Mnemonic, ex-Dracena, ex-Lord Belial, ex-Sandalinas, ex-The Project Hate MCMXCIX, ex-Grindnecks, ex-Relevant Few, ex-Engel, ex-Pen Expers
Roger Öjersson Guitars (2016-present) - See also: Tiamat, ex-Kamchatka

Tracklist:

01. Takeover
02. Serein
03. Old Heart Falls
04. Decima
05. Sanction
06. Residual
07. Serac
08. Last Song Before The Fade
09. Shifts
10. The Night Subscriber
11. Pale Flag
12. Passer
13. Vakaren (Bonus Track)
14. Night Comes Down (Japan Bonus Track)

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