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Katatonia - Sky Void Of Stars



8 | 181 votes |
Release date: 20 January 2023
Style: Alternative rock

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01. Austerity
02. Colossal Shade
03. Opaline
04. Birds
05. Drab Moon
06. Author
07. Impermanence [feat. Joel Ekelöf]
08. Sclera
09. Atrium
10. No Beacon To Illuminate Our Fall
11. Absconder [bonus]

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

Guest musicians
Joel Ekelöf - vocals

Additional info
Released via Napalm Records

Staff review by
Netzach
Rating:
6.0
I have a sort of on-off relationship to Katatonia. You know, the one where you break up for half a year and then against all odds decide to try again, and again, and again. After Dead End Kings... something happened. They lost me. And they still have.

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published 15.01.2023 | Comments (46)

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Comments: 28   Visited by: 514 users
26.10.2022 - 16:56
Rating: 9
Ruisdier

Hell yes!
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26.10.2022 - 17:02
Rating: 8
SoUnDs LiKe PoP

New Katatonia music is always a good thing.
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26.10.2022 - 17:03
Rating: 7
ThomasBryant

New Katatonia? nice
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26.10.2022 - 21:26
Opethian

What's with their hard on for birds?
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05.01.2023 - 10:27
Rating: 8
SamuelYK

All three singles are good, especially Austerity
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19.01.2023 - 11:46
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Tage Westerlund
I tried to spin this, I still am angry that I tried to do it, I never will get into this band after Brave Murder Day ... and Dance Of the December Souls , Its a crime change sound like that.
Nevermind, album was on YouTube a short time tin the morning. Same time another tomorrows album was on YT. I always check out bands from my list few days before its out for pre stream. I google name and check out videos, same I do check bands FB for pre stream. 2 tomorrows album was out but I waist my time whit this crap, while I could listen other. Both was deleted aprixemely same time.,
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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20.01.2023 - 07:57
Rating: 8
Anghellic67

I've been interested in Katatonia lately but haven't fully digested it yet. I remember listening Brave Murder Day a year ago or so and it was so different than this. For me, I can't compare them, both have their moments. I think I liked City Burials too.

Vocals are great and the album cover is stunning. There is some more generic moments but not too many. Favorite songs are Birds and Author.
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20.01.2023 - 08:37
Rating: 7
MeatWolf

Don't know what Roger Öjersson been doing on City Burials but listen to his leads in Birds and Atrium, they are top notch. No wonder these two were picked as singles. Something fresh for Katatonia at last, hope for more gothic rock stuff like this on next records.
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20.01.2023 - 10:03
Rating: 9
Ruisdier

Katatonia hasn't been known for changing their sound since a long time, but that's not a problem when they keep releasing quality records. Mostly a band where you go back to individual songs more rather than full albums and I'm here for it.
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20.01.2023 - 11:12
Dylan 1974

First listen and I'm digging this way more than I thought I would.

I don't really get the 'alternative rock' tag. This is more gothic / progressive rock/metal, not alternative.
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20.01.2023 - 13:10
Rating: 8
SamuelYK

Like this one better than Fall of hearts & City Burials, very listenable and easily digestible with still enough twists and turns to make it interesting even after a couple of listens
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20.01.2023 - 20:26
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
It's no tFoH, tGCD, or VE...but it's quite good. Not very memorable, hence the rating...but we shall see in time.
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21.01.2023 - 00:05
Rating: 7
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
This band has an impressive melancholic sound quality unique to any other band, but I've always felt like the band has been missing something, so many decent albums but nothing groundbreaking I find this release is no exception. It has a decent sound and structure and all the usual qualities but I'm not feeling it in terms of songwriting or memorability.

Dance Of December Souls is still my favorite release by this band.
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21.01.2023 - 03:13
Rating: 7
ThomasBryant

Written by Anghellic67 on 20.01.2023 at 07:57

I've been interested in Katatonia lately but haven't fully digested it yet. I remember listening Brave Murder Day a year ago or so and it was so different than this. For me, I can't compare them, both have their moments. I think I liked City Burials too.

Vocals are great and the album cover is stunning. There is some more generic moments but not too many. Favorite songs are Birds and Author.


I think their best Alternative rock era was Discouraged Ones to The Great Cold Distance. Other stuff was ok. First two albums are pretty good. But their alternative era had some great moments like We Must Bury you. Short but great song and one of my favs.
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21.01.2023 - 08:51
Rating: 8
Anghellic67

Written by ThomasBryant on 21.01.2023 at 03:13

I think their best Alternative rock era was Discouraged Ones to The Great Cold Distance. Other stuff was ok. First two albums are pretty good. But their alternative era had some great moments like We Must Bury you. Short but great song and one of my favs.


Thanks for the recommendations. I'll put those albums to my playlist
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21.01.2023 - 13:17
Rating: 6
Jeeers

Finally they have done it!
The most forgettable Katatonia album to date. Feels like whole album is one long and boring song. Well maybe Atrium is an exeption, but a also a weak one.
Performance is solid, but there is nothing memorable in this one.
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21.01.2023 - 14:49
Rating: 10
Duck Dodgers

For me this is their best album since Night is the New Day. Love Impermanence, Sclera and Opaline.
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22.01.2023 - 07:08
Rating: 7
A good album, no doubt. But, I felt like having listened to it many other times before. There's nothing in it that Katatonia hasn't explored in their previous efforts, especially when you compare it to Fall of Hearts. I think it definitely is time for these guys to make another shift in their aim. City Burials got the best from this approach, I don't think this record added any novelty to it.
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22.01.2023 - 19:27
Rating: 8
mikeprado30

Sadly not my cup of tea. But great for the people enjoying it.
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23.01.2023 - 00:07
Rating: 7
terroriser

In terms of Katatonia everything after Great Cold Distance should be erased. This album is only just ok but I do not expect they will ever reach their past heights
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23.01.2023 - 01:44
Rating: 8
3dd

Sclera and Atrium are amazing.

At 2:35 of the track Atrium gave me the chills, pure nostalgia of the old Katatonia, pity it's too short, though.

I agree that it's not impressive as the old days, but this release is not forgettable as the last albums.
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23.01.2023 - 09:31
Rating: 7
terroriser

Written by ThomasBryant on 21.01.2023 at 03:13

Written by Anghellic67 on 20.01.2023 at 07:57

I've been interested in Katatonia lately but haven't fully digested it yet. I remember listening Brave Murder Day a year ago or so and it was so different than this. For me, I can't compare them, both have their moments. I think I liked City Burials too.

Vocals are great and the album cover is stunning. There is some more generic moments but not too many. Favorite songs are Birds and Author.


I think their best Alternative rock era was Discouraged Ones to The Great Cold Distance. Other stuff was ok. First two albums are pretty good. But their alternative era had some great moments like We Must Bury you. Short but great song and one of my favs.


I am absolutely amazed.

If GCD is alt rock, the Tomb of Mutilated is sythpop and Pink Floyd are/were grind core band
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23.01.2023 - 10:25
Rating: 7
ThomasBryant

Written by terroriser on 23.01.2023 at 09:31

Written by ThomasBryant on 21.01.2023 at 03:13

I think their best Alternative rock era was Discouraged Ones to The Great Cold Distance. Other stuff was ok. First two albums are pretty good. But their alternative era had some great moments like We Must Bury you. Short but great song and one of my favs.

I am absolutely amazed.

If GCD is alt rock, the Tomb of Mutilated is sythpop and Pink Floyd are/were grind core band

Alt rock, Alt metal, Hard rock, Doom Rock, Doom metal, whatever you want to call it it's still a pretty good era for them.
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23.01.2023 - 14:33
Rating: 6
Samot

I Liked City Burials really more than this one .....
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Um, Dois, Três, Quatro! Yeah! PORRA!!!
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24.01.2023 - 16:53
Rating: 7
Ivy Patterns

Austerity, Colossal Shade, Opaline, Author, and Atrium are outstanding tracks. Perhaps it will grow over time, but I'd still rank City Burials slightly higher.
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24.01.2023 - 20:27
The Melting Snow

Don't know if it's because of Coldplay or not, but the album name keeps popping up as "A Void Full of Stars" in my head.
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27.01.2023 - 02:22
Rating: 7
J the Metallizer

Written by terroriser on 23.01.2023 at 00:07

In terms of Katatonia everything after Great Cold Distance should be erased. This album is only just ok but I do not expect they will ever reach their past heights

I would just erase this comment instead xD
The Fall of Hearts is one of my favorites from them.
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27.01.2023 - 08:49
Rating: 7
Bjamm

The mix is superb!
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