Katatonia Viva Emptiness
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Yazz_Flute
August 17th 2012


18937 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ghost of the Sun would be one of the best songs ever if the lyrics in the chorus weren't so terrible.

MikeC26
August 29th 2012


3293 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great album. I heard Burn the Remembrance on Pandora one day a while ago and have been quite fond of this band since.

JizzInMyPants
September 6th 2012


2611 Comments


been listening to this album for like 4 years on and off (mostly off) and I still don't recount someone bringing up the whole noir detective/criminal vibe of the record, like a dark, twisted texas ranger on an album or something

johnnydeking29
February 22nd 2013


10697 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Ghost of the Sun would be one of the best songs ever if the lyrics in the chorus weren't so terrible.



Agreed hard, the lyrics here in general are pretty average

Necrotica
February 22nd 2013


10584 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Easily among the most depressing records of all time

johnnydeking29
February 27th 2013


10697 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I don't find it that depressing, although it is pretty bleak

Evidence and One Year From Now rule

dante1991
May 2nd 2013


603 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Listening to this now, the vocals are outstanding. Probably my favourite since Brave Murder Day.

NeroCorleone80
May 2nd 2013


33481 Comments


Great stuff

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Whispered4tw
November 4th 2013


737 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Updated production of the 10th Anniversary Edition sounds quite neat.

CK
June 10th 2014


6104 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Didn't do it for me

Flugmorph
September 10th 2014


9162 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the outbreak on wealth. didn't expected this

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Totengott
September 19th 2014


3504 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Remains one of my favorite Katatonia albums, one of the best albums when you're in difficult times.

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DoctorDoom
April 2nd 2015


2586 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Used to be my least favorite by them but I've been obsessively listening to it the last three days, I guess it finally clicked with me. One of their most depressing in a lyrical sense.

EvoHavok
April 2nd 2015


4921 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Not among favourites, but still rocks a lot. A Fair Deal would probably be my pick for most depressing lyrics, while this one is up there as well.

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Flugmorph
September 3rd 2015


9162 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Omerta prob best track off here

Ocean of Noise
September 3rd 2015


5339 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

great album

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CamiloG
September 18th 2015


1658 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I heard Brave Murder Day 4 years ago and I have to say I was blown away by its greatness, but somehow I never went further with Katatonia's discography, just stuck to that album and never heard anything else. Last month I decided to give them a try, continuing in their catalogue in order from BMD. Now that I have arrived to Viva Emptiness I'm sure that this is one of the greatest bands I've ever heard. Since BMD to this point they've been evolving in an unbelievable way, with each album topping the last one. Now I'm looking forward to listen the three albums that I haven't heard (The Cold Distance, Night is The New Day and Dead End Kings). Great band!

yuneek
September 18th 2015


306 Comments


cool story but listen to Dance of December Souls asap

Sabrutin
September 18th 2015


2931 Comments


Don't forget the EPs too, especially the transitional ones between the old and new sound.

Digging: Katatonia - The Fall of Hearts

CamiloG
September 18th 2015


1658 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I Have heard very mixed comments about Dance of December souls, but I guess I'll have to judge it myself. Though I think I'll leave it for the end.



Didn't thought the EPs were that relevant, I'll check them out too...



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