Viva Emptiness

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Viva Emptiness
Studio album by Katatonia
Released April 29, 2003 (2003-04-29)
Recorded October–November 2002
Genre Alternative metal, doom metal
Length 52:45
Label Peaceville
Producer Anders Nyström, Jonas Renkse
Katatonia chronology
Tonight's Music
Viva Emptiness
My Twin
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Viva Emptiness is the sixth full-length album by Katatonia, released in 2003 by Peaceville Records. Its main subjects are loneliness, social relations, crime, lying and depression. Viva Emptiness incorporates more of a rock style, with a strong but melodic doom metal sound influenced by progressive rock and alternative metal.

The song "Wait Outside" was recorded during the album sessions, but was not released until 2005 on The Black Sessions.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Renkse, all music composed by Renkse and Nyström, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Ghost of the Sun"   4:07
2. "Sleeper"   4:08
3. "Criminals"   3:47
4. "A Premonition" (F. Norrman, Nyström, Renkse) 3:33
5. "Will I Arrive"   4:09
6. "Burn the Remembrance"   5:22
7. "Wealth"   4:22
8. "One Year from Now"   4:02
9. "Walking by a Wire"   3:32
10. "Complicity"   4:01
11. "Evidence"   4:36
12. "Omerta" (Renkse) 2:58
13. "Inside the City of Glass" (instrumental) 4:08
14. "Wait Outside" (10th anniversary reissue bonus track) 3:40



Additional personnel[edit]


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. Viva Emptiness at AllMusic