The standout for me is still the single, “Atrium” and that song remains one of my most beloved of any song they have ever released. But wow, songs such as “Opaline”, “Author”, and closing track “No Beacon to Illuminate Our Fall” were excellent. Katatonia will remain one of my favourite bands ever, these songs alongside the aforementioned single, which I think might even be 5/5 for me, I love it that much, are pieces which help solidify that status. Pure glory, once again. A dark, introspective, beautiful ride. Around fifty minutes of sentimental, atmospheric bliss, a journey into the world of Katatonia; pessimistic and bittersweet, but nevertheless exceptional, stellar on every turn, melodious beauty and comforting intrigue with insight, precision, and utter and absolute passion. It’s full of brilliance, and is not far from a fantastic piece. It’s very, very good, and I think on more listens I will indeed up its score, for once again these guys have presented, executed, and performed another quite-superb listening adventure. 4.35 for me on two listens. I will for sure listen again today, and I for sure strongly recommend this one to you all — enjoy!
(*written for my rym, too.*)