Aha, here we go. This is going to be a very serious comment. As someone who has mastered the entire discography of Katatonia quite a lot, I think I have the right to make this comment.
First of all, I was very curious about how the critical votes were given. Is the album bad? No. But is it wonderful? It's not either. Can we say that this is one of the best albums of Katatonia, no. So, what is 90 points awarded for? Weird.
As for my album review, they continue on the path they drew for themselves after The Great Cold Distance, but this time it's more "pop". Since then, all the songs they have released have started to sound almost the same. This is a bit annoying, in my opinion.
While listening to the album, the feeling of excitement was so low that I sat and watched the wall, waiting for it to end. The parts that excited me were so few that, if I had to rank, it was as follows: Author (generally good), Impermanence (only this solo), Sclera (the approximately one-minute part from 3:51 to the end is), Atrium (anyway, I loved when it was released as the first single), No Beacon To Illuminate Our Fall (this is very nice, i won't criticize). That was it. I miss their old times so much. I wish they'd try to do things differently, because they've become so routine now.