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Katatonia - City Burials



7.8 | 400 votes |
Release date: 24 April 2020
Style: Alternative rock

Owners:

143 have it
30 want it


01. Heart Set To Divide
02. Behind The Blood
03. Lacquer
04. Rein
05. The Winter Of Our Passing
06. Vanishers
07. City Glaciers
08. Flicker
09. Lachesis
10. Neon Epitaph
11. Untrodden
12. Closing Of The Sky [deluxe limited edition bonus]
13. Fighters [Enter The Hunt cover] [deluxe limited edition bonus]

The Best Alternative Metal Album Of 2020

Line-up
Jonas Renkse - vocals
Anders Nyström - guitars, keyboards, vocals
Roger Öjersson - guitars
Daniel "Mojjo" Moilanen - drums
Niklas Henning Sandin - bass

Staff review by
RaduP
Rating:
8.0
When I first heard the first single from City Burials, "Lacquer", I actually hoped, no matter how absurd that would be, that the rest of the album would be in that vein. That didn't happen. But surprise, the album is still pretty good.

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published 02.05.2020 | Comments (12)

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Comments: 86   [ 1 ignored ]   Visited by: 880 users
07.02.2020 - 07:23
Valtiel
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City Burials, are they referring to Wuhan, and to the other Chinese cities?
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07.02.2020 - 10:43
JoHn DoE

I'm looking forward to listening to this
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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20.03.2020 - 15:13
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
Another new song.

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21.03.2020 - 00:25
Rating: 7
ThomasBryant

Sounds pretty good
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15.04.2020 - 03:13
SoUnDs LiKe PoP

I'm very excited for this. Their last album left a bit to be desired, but the new singles sound promising.
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I lift weights and listen to metal
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19.04.2020 - 18:35
Rating: 8
Fred

Follows the path of its predecessor with more variety.
Still, the best treat to the ears so far in these times of confinement.
Beautiful opening and ending tracks.

Highlights: Heart Set To Divide, Vanishers, Flicker, Untrodden.
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19.04.2020 - 18:39
JoHn DoE

^ so it has leaked?
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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19.04.2020 - 19:14
Rating: 8
Fred

Written by JoHn DoE on 19.04.2020 at 18:39

^ so it has leaked?


Yes it has, yesterday night.
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22.04.2020 - 19:48
Rating: 8
Bardamu

New track out:

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24.04.2020 - 01:16
SoulReaver

Yes ... Another Masterpiece From MASTER

Thats Why After All This Years With Millions Bands Out There KaTaToNia Still My Number #1 BAND All Of The TIME

12 Amazing TraX

At First Time You Listen To This Album It Feels A Little Bit Strange To Ear .. But The More You Listen More You Drown And Falling Love With This One <3 And You Got EARGASM

Hell Yess ... 4 Years W8ing Worth It \m/ ^_^ \m/
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24.04.2020 - 13:49
Rating: 9
Nihil Aeternum

Written by Guest on 07.02.2020 at 07:23

City Burials, are they referring to Hubai, and to the other Chinese cities?


NYC
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24.04.2020 - 16:12
Rating: 9
Urist

I wonder if other bands are somewhat jealous of Katatonia and their ability to stay engaging without straying one iota from their formula. Great album and can't imagine them sounding any different, if that makes any sense.
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24.04.2020 - 17:40
Rating: 9
666tipex666

The melancholic kings just cant put a bad album.
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24.04.2020 - 18:45
Rating: 7
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
Listening to it now! Good to see these guys back with new material after their hiatus!
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Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
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24.04.2020 - 18:48
Rating: 6
X-FrEaK

So far a really meh album from one of my favorite bands
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24.04.2020 - 19:51
Rating: 7
CobiWan1993
Secundum Filium
Not a bad album, may need a few more listens and I think the last album was better but this is still pretty solid.
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Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
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24.04.2020 - 21:23
tiny dog ghosts

I really enjoyed their recent work and this is the best of the the last three, just because the song writing is really tight. Dead End Kings and Fall Of Hearts both had songs that sounded cool but went nowhere but this time I feel like every track delivers on its promise. Really glad to see the boys back from their break and killing it
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24.04.2020 - 22:16
Rating: 9
FYA
Destroyer
Surprisingly good album. I really like this new direction - it's something refreshing while they still have this "atmosphere" factor. This is the kind of music I'll be listening to while riding across a city at night.
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26.04.2020 - 00:08
Rating: 9
Therapy?

This album lacks a certain natural flow, however individually the songs are mostly what I expected... pure bliss! I can't help but love that Jonas is using his voice with a lot more variety here. Something I have been wishing for a long, long time and felt was missing heavily on previous albums.
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26.04.2020 - 00:34
Rating: 9
frequenzangriff

So many famous bands tried to change their music to stay relevant and interesting, but failed miserably (for example kamelot, within temptation and in flames)


katatonia is a Band that succeeded in this

IMHO City Burials is a great example of how incredibly talented and inspired this band is
The album is very captivating and beautiful, it sounds different and refreshing, but it also sounds very "katatonia like"
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26.04.2020 - 01:03
Rating: 6
kb88

Seems like I am in minority here, but for me this album is just bad. Uninspired, forced lyrics, immemorable songs with bad refrains and over-produced music. Yes, they know how to play their instruments, and Jonas sounds great, but as an album - it is just not good. The Fall of Hearts (for exapmle) was so much better album. Oh, yes, the solo in the last song Untrodden is amazing. And that is pretty much it.

P.s., this comes from the one of the biggest fans of the band (15 years and counting).
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26.04.2020 - 09:06
Theodore V
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WTF is this doing on metalstorm??? Am I on the wrong site???????
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26.04.2020 - 10:00
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
Written by Guest on 26.04.2020 at 09:06

WTF is this doing on metalstorm??? Am I on the wrong site???????


It amazes me that you raised doubt on the credibility of a band whose rank is 19 on MS and have fairly good album ratings throughout their discography.

And you're here from the past 9 yrs.
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26.04.2020 - 11:35
Rating: 8
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Guest on 26.04.2020 at 09:06

WTF is this doing on metalstorm??? Am I on the wrong site???????

I am struggling to understand what your thought process was while posting this.
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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?
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26.04.2020 - 18:38
Theodore V
Account deleted
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 26.04.2020 at 10:00

It amazes me that you raised doubt on the credibility of a band whose rank is 19 on MS and have fairly good album ratings throughout their discography.

And you're here from the past 9 yrs.


Written by RaduP on 26.04.2020 at 11:35

I am struggling to understand what your thought process was while posting this.


Well, don't get this the wrong way guys but I don't owe you an explanation for not liking pop sounding music on my favourite metal site. I just expressed my honest opinion, deal with it like adults.
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26.04.2020 - 18:56
Rating: 8
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Guest on 26.04.2020 at 09:06

WTF is this doing on metalstorm??? Am I on the wrong site???????

Written by Guest on 26.04.2020 at 18:38

deal with it like adults.

Something is fishy here.
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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?
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26.04.2020 - 21:27
Rating: 9
skurk

Very nice album.
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27.04.2020 - 01:04
nikarg
Mod
Written by Guest on 26.04.2020 at 18:38

Well, don't get this the wrong way guys but I don't owe you an explanation for not liking pop sounding music on my favourite metal site.

Of course you don't owe an explanation to anyone just like Metal Storm doesn't owe you an explanation for the fact that Katatonia is here. It's pretty self-explanatory.
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27.04.2020 - 09:40
Theodore V
Account deleted
Written by nikarg on 27.04.2020 at 01:04

Of course you don't owe an explanation to anyone just like Metal Storm doesn't owe you an explanation for the fact that Katatonia is here. It's pretty self-explanatory.


That makes zero sense. Are we not allowed to ask questions and/or critique the site?

All I did was ask a simple question and all of the fanboys came out of the woodwork ready for a fight just because I disagree with them.
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27.04.2020 - 10:32
JoHn DoE

Finally managed to listen to the whole thing, I enjoyed it quite a bit.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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