Katatonia – Dance Of December Souls - Gatefold 2-LP
'Dance of December Souls' is a very special album. In the first place, it is unique in metal and even in doom death; the creativity on display here is astounding and the performances excellent; the emotional resonance it achieves is also something to behold. Perhaps the greatest indicator of Katatonia's success is that listening to this album is always a joy and an uplifting experience, despite the harrowingly pained and sorrowful lyrics and few moments of sunshine in its frozen landscape. 'Dance of December Souls' is truly a masterpiece.