City Burials stands as Katatonia’s new triumph of deep & enigmatic progressive rock – the fruits of a rejuvenating and profound chapter in the band’s legacy. A catalyst for its creators, with a collection of moments constructed out of the fragments of an ever-evolving life. The track Lasquer,
Compiled into one of their most important modern works and statements to date, the finely-honed instrumentation provides a multi-textured backdrop with the voice of Jonas Renkse guiding us through these latest trials of loss and ruin. The track The Winter Of Our Passing,
City Burials is an album that sees the band reclaim part of their heavy metal roots, via several moments of exuberant, old school classicism, deftly woven into these new songs’ kaleidoscopic fabric. The track Behind The Blood,
Katatonia have evolved throughout the decades transforming their sound from their blackened death/doom roots in the 1990s, to becoming modern day masters of their craft in the realm of dark, atmospheric progressive metal. The track Behind The Blood,
On City Burials Katatonia allow themselves to continuously push to evolve and modernize their sound that best can be described as progressive, dark and atmospheric with elements of electronic rock.
City Burials is nicely produced by guitarist Anders Nyström and vocalist Jonas Renkse. The duo obviously cooperates very well and City Burials is also a very good album. Creative and experimental songs butKatatoinia continues to evolve and to be even better than ever. Many intricate but beautiful melodies are a delight to listen to. It also seems thta the long hiatus have left the musicians hungry to create real good music.