Tag Archives: Peaceville Records

Katatonia – Night Is The New Day

There aren’t many bands around who can turn loneliness, misery and utter despair into soothing and genuinely moving music. Anathema and Paradise Lost are masters when it comes to melancholy. Katatonia from Sweden is another prime candidate, as albums like Tonight’s Decision (1999), Last Fair Deal Gone Down (2001), Viva Emptiness (2003) and The Great Cold Distance (2006) will attest to. The creative process for their most recent album, Night Is The New Day wasn’t the easiest one in the history of the band, but it culminated in one of the best albums by the band to date. Continue reading


Novembre – The Blue

Novembre are an Italian band hailing from the Eternal City itself, namely Rome. I’m not the biggest supporter of Italian metal, however I find the music these guys make quite enjoyable. Despite several periods of trials and tribulations with line-up changes and different labels, the band managed to release a nice set of albums, including Novembrine Waltz (2001), Dreams d’Azur (2002) and The Blue (2007). It’s been awfully quiet on the Novembre front lately, so that’s an excellent occasion to shed some light on the band’s latest studio album, entitled The Blue. Continue reading


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