Dead End Kings

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Dead End Kings
Studio album by Katatonia
Released August 27, 2012
Recorded June 2012
Genre Alternative metal, doom metal[1]
Length 48:47
Label Peaceville
Producer Jonas Renkse
Anders Nyström
Katatonia chronology
Night Is the New Day
(2009)
Dead End Kings
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[5]

Dead End Kings is Katatonia's ninth full-length album. It was released on August 27, 2012, in Europe and August 28 in the U.S. through Peaceville Records. This is the first album to feature Per Ericksson and Niklas Sandin in the lineup, though Per Ericksson would leave in 2014. This is also the final album to feature longtime drummer Daniel Liljekvist as a member of the band.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Parting"   Jonas Renkse 4:52
2. "The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here (With Silje Wergeland)"   Renkse 3:52
3. "Hypnone"   Renkse 4:07
4. "The Racing Heart"   Renkse 4:06
5. "Buildings"   Anders Nyström (music), Renkse (lyrics) 3:28
6. "Leech"   Renkse 4:23
7. "Ambitions"   Renkse 5:07
8. "Undo You"   Nyström 4:56
9. "Lethean"   Per Eriksson, Renkse (music), Renkse (lyrics) 4:39
10. "First Prayer"   Nyström, Renkse (music), Renkse (lyrics) 4:28
11. "Dead Letters"   Nyström (music), Renkse (lyrics) 4:49
Total length:
48:47
Limited Deluxe Book Edition Bonus Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Second"     3:34
13. "The Act of Darkening"   Nyström 5:55
Total length:
57:47

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thom Jurek. "Katatonia: Dead End Kings". Allmusic. Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Katatonia - Dead End Kings Review". About.com. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Falcone, Jon (August 19, 2012). "Katatonia Dead End Kings". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Lawson, Dom (August 23, 2012). "Katatonia: Dead End Kings – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Ward, Kyle (August 27, 2012). "Katatonia Dead End Kings". Sputnik Music. Retrieved 10 January 2014.