A couple of weeks ago we got the first listen (and view) on what to expect on the upcoming Katatonia release.
This is the song "Dead Letters" from the album "Dead End Kings", which is released at the end of August. Ideally it would have been released maybe a month later as Katatonia usually is the perfect autumn soundtrack. Here in Scandinavia there is nothing saying that fall won't start in early September though...
This sounds like the Katatonia we have learned to love over the last ten-fifteen years, an über dark rock band and not the atmospheric black metal band they started out as... I like this Katatonia over the old one!
The last record they made, "Night Is The New Day" is still one of my favourite records of '09 and I ranked it at number three at the time.