We all intend to have fun this coming June, but just to make sure things don’t get _too_ jolly, we’ve invited a band that specializes in spoiling the mood, scratching at wounds, and conjuring up dark vision.
We refer, of course, to Katatonia, a Swedish act of impenetrable darkness. Launched in the early 90s as an extreme metal band like many others, Katatonia soon found its own groove, somewhere between noir rock and prog-metal. They marked their trail with such unique records as Tonight’s Decision, Last Fair Deal Gone Down and Viva Emptiness. Katatonia’s last album to date, The Fall of Hearts, came out in 2016 and is just as successful as the above LPs in its extolling of pessimism.