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THE GREAT COLD DISTANCE

Katatonia

 

Progressive Metal

3.94 | 76 ratings

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Rodrigo Andrade7
4 stars Here it is, KATATONIA is finally on PA. This swedish progressive metal band has been producing fantastic music for more than 10 years now, it was since "Viva Emptiness" that I completly fell in love for their work and I saw how promising this band would be on the future, I wasn't wrong. This band kept getting better and better with their newer records. I always liked "The Great Cold Distance" and I'm reviewing it first because I think its a decent starting point for anyone that wants to get into this band,leave the first albums alone, I recommend either this one or "Viva Emptiness" first and then keep listening to the newer ones. "The Great Cold Distance" has some of their most powerful songs, all of them are extremely moody, so you can really expect a album that will stay somewhat in your mind. All the songs are heavy, pretty heavy in fact, and they have a slow tone to it, but they also alternate to very fast and good guitar riffs once in a while. All the songs are also short, so although it has 12 tracks, the album feels a bit fast, which is something I like if a album has this kind of structure, otherwise it becomes too boring. If you never heard Katatonia before, please keep in mind that this is a very dark and heavy band, lyrics are very obscure at times and the music always is threatning and agressive, they are without a doubt a very very unique and interesting band to listen to, they have managed to build their path very well along these years with a very notable progressive evolution on each album they have released. I want to highlight the songs: "Leaders" a good start to this album, "Soil's song" is powerful, "My Twin" is slow and strong , "consternation" is agressive and "July" is catchy. "The Great Cold Distance" is an excellent addition in a modern progressive collection.
Rodrigo Andrade7 | 4/5 |

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