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4 stars Katatonia don't really sound the same on any of their albums because they are always changing their ever-evolving sound to what they see fit. Bands who do this aren't doing it to annoy people, (although they might unintentionally annoy some individuals) they do it because they don't feel pressured by anyone to keep playing the same thing over and over again just because their fans like it. True fans of bands who do this enjoy all the different musical styles that a band changes to on their albums. I feel this way with Katatonia. I like all the different sounds they play. It's not like Katatonia does a complete 360 on us and changes to playing emo or something like that.

City Burials is the latest studio offering by the Swedish band Katatonia. The album was released at the best possible time for an album to be released, the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. What the band gave us is progressive rock and metal that is melodic, has lush and beautiful keyboards, and overall enjoyable sounds that are sure to please anyone, maybe even someone who doesn't like metal. Katatonia have been playing progressive music with skill for a while now, and it pleases people to hear such good sounds coming from a band that played Cookie Monster stuff in their early days.

Katatonia is definitely one of those bands where they sound so different on their early albums from their later albums that you can fool other people and even yourself by not thinking they're the same band. I recommend this to fans of the band who like everything they make, (AKA a real fan of the band) and people who like dark, melodic, and pretty metal. If you want to hear the bands proggier stuff, I say you listen to their previous album, The Fall of Hearts, and then come to this one. You won't regret listening to either off those albums, trust me.

progtime1234567 | 4/5 |


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