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1 minute ago, Depraved said:

Probably some sort of ambient prog rock or something. I don't see anything they do in the future would be much different from their last few albums. Unfortunately I think it's nearing the end of the line for these guys as far as innovation (more like 3 albums ago) and I don't really see them doing anything terribly new or exciting again. I'm cool with that I guess. Stagnation is the final evolution of just about every band, I'm afraid.

Are they stagnating though? 

I’d say that ‘The Fall of Hearts’ is much more progressive and varied than ‘Dead End Kings’. I prefer it way more than ‘Kings’. And ‘Night is the New Day’ is really dark without any traditional hit rock songs one the other two have. 

Aurally though bands seem to hit that soft velvety production and then stick to it foerever more. Katatonia have done that and I don’t see them changing it. That could definitely be a factor. 

 

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