Swedish melodic metal band Katatonia has released a lyric vide for “Wait Outside”, the recently released B-Side that appears on the 10th anniversary edition of Viva Emptiness, the band’s sixth studio album. You can watch the video below.
Viva Emptiness is a hugely important album for me. It’s an album that shifted my views on what metal could be and how it could be presented. It also helped introduce me into the European metal scene, which to this day provides me with amazing artists that constantly challenge and expand what the genre has to offer. I still blast this album with regularity and it’s one that I recommend over and over again.
You can pre-order the vinyl 10th anniversary edition of Viva Emptiness through Burning Shed. READ MORE
In October of 2009, I became a contributor to Bloody-Disgusting Music. I submitted two album reviews, one being Rammstein‘s Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da and the other being Katatonia‘s Night Is The New Day. So, in a strange way, being given to opportunity to review Katatonia’s newest effort, Dead End Kings, is, in a way, a full circle journey.
But it’s more than that. One of Katatonia’s earlier albums, Viva Emptiness, was an album that shaped my view of metal, molding it into an understanding of how nostalgia and melancholy can be used as to make the listener feel incredibly powerful and poignant emotions.
So, with this history firmly in mind, I began my journey into Dead End Kings, apprehensive but hopeful of the musical path that was open before me. READ MORE