Katatonia - Dance Of December Souls CD
Every Katatonia album has one thing in common - it's a subjective listen. The general content and quality of the music has always fallen second to the listener's personal reaction, and that reaction is usually strong and emotional. Katatonia will be forever special for me because their music represents a time in my life when I was struggling to find myself and trying to realize where my life was headed. There are many angry and mournful bands that produce a cathartic effect in the listener, releasing tensions and troubles, so that one emerges fully cleansed at the end of a listening session; Katatonia are definitely one of those bands and so much more too, since I find that they are a pillar to lean on in times of difficulty, a soothing hand when contemplating defeat, and a third eye to enhance sensations of infinite wonder.