City Burials

Katatonia - City Burials
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #37 / 268
User Score
Based on 67 ratings
2020 Ratings: #390
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April 24, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Peaceville / Label
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Jamobo
65
City Burials is a Gothic piece of Melodic Prog-Metal, dark and beautiful in its use of atmosphere. The album relishes in its mix of technicality in the drums, bass and guitars, while maintaining a sense of grounded splendour though the keyboards and vocals. The problem is i could easily describe their last 3 or 4 albums the exact same way...

Katatonia are a Swedish Progressive Metal band, who have been making music since the early 90s, with a demo recording released as early as 1991. Their ... read more
se101
58
Bleak

There are so many metal albums on my list of albums I haven't listened to yet but plan on, but for my ears sake, I'm gonna take them one day at a time, starting with City Burials by Katatonia.

The desolate, atmospheric nature of the album is very well done overall, with a pretty intense emphasis on lyrics and storytelling. I just think the lyrics convey more urgency than the instrumentals, that switch between heavy percussion fills / back and forth guitar melodies and downplayed ... read more
Backdrifter
35
Saying this album is boring is an understatement. The band simply refuses to grow up or even take the slightest of chances.
JayCrackers
51
At this point does Katatonia really need any introduction being sine the early 90’s and then return in 2020 with their 12th studio album, City Burials, which sees the band continue their alternative metal sound which strong influence of the modern progressive metal sound into the mix.

Well, it is a disappointment. It importantly provides nothing much into Katatonia already established discography or in the metal scene in genre, The vocals and instrumentals can often come off as ... read more
their_nickname
70
It is apparently metal week, and the last on the list is the new release from Katatonia. This is...not bad. i hear the label of goth metal tossed at this but all I hear is mildly proggy power metal. This isn't an insult however, as the vocals are actually pretty nice and while the lyrics are a bit cringey at times, so it goes with the genre. There are some really nice guitar sweeps and soaring choruses when the album is at its best but the synth and drum machine based songs like Lacquer are ... read more
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Track List

  1. Heart Set to Divide
  2. Behind the Blood
  3. Lacquer
  4. Rein
  5. The Winter of Our Passing
  6. Vanishers
  7. City Glaciers
  8. Flicker
  9. Lachesis
  10. Neon Epitaph
  11. Untrodden
  12. Fighters
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Added on: January 31, 2020