Sky Void of Stars

Katatonia - Sky Void of Stars
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2023 Ratings: #2 / 41
User Score
Based on 114 ratings
2023 Ratings: #21
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Metal Sucks

Although Katatonia has conditioned us to expect the universe, the ridiculously cinematic Sky Void of Stars still blew us away with its inventiveness. This totally bewitching effort deserves a place in your record collection.

90
Metal Hammer

The only predictable thing about Sky Void Of Stars is how absurdly fucking great it is.

90
Metal Injection

If you evaluate each song individually on their musical merits, they are all excellent. But what Katatonia has always been able to do ... is to also build an emotional connection and resonance in their songs that has an exponential effect, making for a sum greater than its parts.

90
Distorted Sound

Sky Void Of Stars is utterly spellbinding from start to finish, full of lush composition, opulent melodicism and refined song-writing that cuts every ounce of dead weight. KATATONIA once more deliver exquisite, irresistible melancholia.

85
Blabbermouth.net
"Sky Void of Stars" is the embodiment of a band that no matter the change in presentation, is still the darkest and most varied in metal.
84
Sputnikmusic

With Sky Void of Stars, Katatonia have managed to recapture the essence that made them sovereigns of the progressive metal scene, marrying the gloom wizardry they unearthed at the turn of the new millennium with the soothing wisdom that emanates from their latest compositions.

60
Angry Metal Guy
It’s pleasant to hear Katatonia get settled and flex their time-tested songwriting chops in this more streamlined direction.
RemisReviews
59

Very standard, very generic, and very average Prog Metal here. There's no sauce to these songs, it all feels extremely bland. They're clearly good musicians and know what they're doing, but creativity and artistry are missing. The songs are passable but there is NOTHING that would make me come back to this again.

FAV TRACKS: Sclera
LEAST FAV TRACKS: Author

cfnugent
51

Katatonia's new LP 'Sky Void of Stars' is the next addition to my slow exposure to metal music, and this one is unfortunately not doing anything for me.

I was hoping to hear something a little more visceral from this album, but Katatonia instead comes out a little flat and repetitive. I never got that feeling of adreneline or amazement, and instead just felt like I was sitting through this album as a chore. It's purely mid, maybe a little varience in vocals or overall tone would help switch ... read more

artyomin
78

Sky Void of Stars is good. Very very good and stuff. The emotions conveyed on this album are extremely potent and the instumentals work them out into a truly honey-like experience. I do have to admit that vocals are a bit generic, and the music certainly could've standed out a lot more, but that's pretty much it. Depending on how much more albums come out this year, this record may or may not be in the Best Of list, but as of now, it's definitely worth your time.

Best Tracks: Impermanence, ... read more

47

In one ear and out the other for me.

54

Not doing much for me

thegoodowl
65

not entirely my favorite prog metal sound but I still like some things going on here, especially in Impermanence

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Track List

1Austerity
3:41
76
2Colossal Shade
4:29
76
3Opaline
5:00
78
4Birds
4:08
80
5Drab Moon
3:59
76
6Author
4:17
81
7Impermanence
5:12
82
8Sclera
4:45
80
9Atrium
4:08
79
10No Beacon to Illuminate Our Fall
6:08
80
11Absconder
4:47
78
Total Length: 50 minutes
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Added on: October 28, 2022