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“Live Consternation” by Katatonia

Artist: Katatonia
Title: “Live Consternation”
Label: Peaceville Records
Release Date: 6/5/2007
Genre: Dark Metal
Rating: 4/5

I had only been on board as a listener since their last studio effort “The Great Cold Distance” when it came to the band Katatonia but after that album convinced me of the special nature of the group I did what I could to convince those around me to buy this album and catch them in concert should they ever return. It was only a few months prior to their co-headlining tour with Portugal’s Moonspell that the album had snared me and since I caught that show in 2006 I now was able to better understand what many fans of the bands Dark Metal style had known for a long time. The CD/DVD combination release of “Live Consternation” captures Katatonia in the element that is best suited for them and that is the concert stage in front of their loyal fans. The performance on “Liver Consternation” comes to us from the Summerbreeze Festival, Germany – August 17th 2006 and finds the band celebrating a very prosperous year for their music. The tour was in support of “The Great Cold Distance” but unlike most bands they would not overload the time with the new material and instead deliver a healthy set of their own classic standards from a across span of releases. This was a wise move as this particular tour for the band found them reaching new territories for their music that they had never been able to adventure to before.
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