There are 3 legitimate reasons to spend the evening at Voxhall this Friday, November the 10th. Number one: Katatonia. Number two: møl. Number 3: Sunless Dawn. That should be enough of a proof of the both significance and quality of the event, so let’s move on to the following paragraph.
Trying to describe Katatonia’s musical style consistently would unavoidably result in vagueness and superficiality. The timeline of the widely recognized band’s records from 1987 to 2017 would require encyclopaedic accuracy, since the Swedish group has gone through major changes from several genres of metal to progressive/acoustic rock. But that just doesn’t sound right, at least for the ones familiar with the band.
So, while we are waiting to hear Katatonia’s performance along with Aarhusians Møl (shoegaze/atmospheric black metal) and Sunless Dawn (progressive metal) at VoxHall, let’s go through some of the less popular records made by Katatonia.
Our “Minus Top 10 playlist” was made with the help of Spotify’s “Sort Your Music” tool. Katatonia have 126.769 monthly listeners on the platform, which doesn’t necessarily reflect the worldwide following of the band, yet it’s fun to see what many people currently are missing out on from Katatonia’s three decades of existence, including the latest albums Dethroned & Uncrowned (2013) and The Fall of Hearts (2016).
Please correct me if I’m wrong, but the likelihood of Katatonia playing any of their tracks from the 90’s is closer to 0 than the probability of a meteor landing on Aarhus at Friday 20:00 (that is when we all should be at VoxHall). Nevertheless, it’s a nice way to pay respect to the band’s less appreciated legacy just to realize how broad, immense and impactful it is. Also – that even their least-favoured tracks simply kick ass.
Support: møl & Sunless Dawn
Price: 190 DKK
Time: 20:00 – 23:00
Check out our minus top 10 playlist:
1. The Northern Silence (1993)
2. Love of the Swan/Epistel (1995)
3. Fractured (1999)
4. Oh How I Enjoy the Light (2001)
5. At Last (1996)
6. Idle Blood (Acoustic version from 2009)
7. Wait Outside (2003)
8. First Prayer/Dead Letters (2013)
9. Passer (2016)
10. The Night Subscriber (2016)
Bonus track: Sundrowned by møl (read more about the band here)