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Katatonia : Dance of December Souls



'Dance of December Souls' is the main reason why Katatonia has been featured on this page. The harsh, mournful sound found on this album definately make it a classic.

Just as on 'Ihva Elohim Meth' J. Renkse uses his sick sounding screams. The monotone or numb sound Katatonia is known for is present on this album, but all in all it is more a dark and sickening sound that defines this album. When J. Renkse screams "let me die" in desperation you really feel his pain and anger. When the entire album is finished you can not help but think about the pain that these poor souls must be in.

Most people also remember this album for perhaps their best known song from their old records: 'Without God'. However as I've stated in my review of 'Ihva Elohim Meth...' I enjoy the version found on this album less. This mainly because of adding such words as "fuck" to a lyric like "die without your fucking god".

Once again I advice fans of the new Katatonia albums to listen to this album before getting it, as it truly very different from the new work. But well worth getting into!

Reviewer's rating: Unrated

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Tracklist :
1. Seven Dreaming Souls
2. Gateways of Bereavement
3. In Silence Enshrined
4. Without God
5. Elohim Meth
6. Velvet Thorns (of Drynwhyl)
7. Tomb of Insomnia
8. Dancing December

Duration : Approx. 53 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Aldo Quispel
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