The slow, thick chorus riffs got a majority of the crowd to bang their heads. I never imagined I’d head-bang so much at a Katatonia show. Set list-wise, they had four tunes from the latest album, Dead End Kings, of which "Dead Letters" sounded particularly strong. Besides, they had a selection of songs from the Night Is The New Day album and went further back into the catalog for the other tunes.
Swedish metal band Katatonia are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. It's been a career that has seen eight excellent studio albums, through a journey that has seen various changes in musical styles. Their latest album "Night Is The New Day" came out in 2009, and as they prepare to work on new material, they embarked on a North American run of dates as support act to fellow Swedes Opeth.