Katatonia - The Fall Of Hearts Album Review
Doomy Swedes surpass all expectations on album number 10.
After 25 years of conjuring new ways to express dismay and despair, Katatonia could be forgiven for running out of ideas at this point.
As a result, The Fall Of Hearts seems even more remarkable. The Swedes’ 10th studio album, it not only manages to trump the widely applauded evolutionary steps of Night Is The New Day and Dead End Kings, but also takes this most gently distinctive of bands into ever-more adventurous territory. In fact, the acclaimed re-imaginings of Dethroned And Uncrowned (2014’s Dead End Kings redux) have plainly had some impact on the band’s compositional process.
Stunning, heart-rending stuff from start to finish.