Katatonia

'Dead End Kings' (album stream)

> > Aug 28 2012

Katatonia - 'Dead End Kings' (album stream)
By Denise FalzonSwedish melancholic metal masters Katatonia have finally returned with their ninth studio album, Dead End Kings. After numerous lineup changes over the years, their first new record since 2009's Night Is the New Day sees core Katatonia members Jonas Renkse and Anders Nystr÷m working with guitarist Per Eriksson, bassist Niklas Sandin and drummer Daniel Liljekvist. The result is a stellar album, which is available to stream in its entirety right here.

Dead End Kings is an artistic release that captures Katatonia's classic doom/gothic sound while incorporating new elements to create a fresh and innovative album, which Renkse describes in a statement as representing "progression and taking things to the next level."

"The writing was a little more intense and spontaneous for this one," he continued. "I think that's the biggest difference. But it was made with the same mindset as the last few albums. It just had a little more fire involved. We don't want to repeat ourselves. We are still hungry for new music."

Listen to it for yourself below. Dead End Kings is out today (August 28) via Peaceville.

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This album is epic! So amazing! Every song is spectacular! Katatonia is making Sweden proud! DEAD END KINGS is insanely good! Love it!
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I can't stop listening to this band... every song makes me think of her.
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you make the best music I've ever heard, a great album, especially "The Racing Heart" und "Lethean"!
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Would love a guest (re)appearance of Mikael ├…kerfeldt. Add a bit of the old-Katatonia flavour to the twist. But then again, I've got my Opeth/Bloodbath/Storm Corrosion covered anyway.
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First Prayer,Lethean and Buildings my favorites on this album but whole album is amazing.Unique sound,I never heard something similar.
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FOR ALL FUNS OF KATATONIA.......SUPPORT THIS FUCKING AMAZING BAND......BUY THE NEW FUCKING EPIC ALBUM...............THE KINGS COME BACK!!!!!!ALL SONGS ARE REALLY KICK FUCKING ASS BUT MY FAVOURITE IS SURE ''AMBITIONS'' !!!!
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Poor album - 3 maybe max 4 tracks are good, but rest it's a crap. Big letdown. Sorry
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Good album! Just every song sounds the same and same key. Swap it up Katatonia!!! Buildings is the best track it sticks out the most.
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Awe inspiring! Lethean may have leaped to be my favorite Katatonia song already. This one is instantly more accessible than Night is the New Day, and I know I'll love it more as it grows. (Don't get me wrong, I love NITND now, too).
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Ambitions & Racing Heart really its home with my personal life I can relate helps to overcome shit to deal with in this so called world we call Life we live in...
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epic? very great? i don't think so...
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gran material que no puede faltar a la coleccion
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amazing
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where's the stream?
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