The Great Cold Distance

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The Great Cold Distance
Katatonia-The Great Cold Distance.jpg
Studio album by Katatonia
Released 13 March 2006
Recorded May–August 2005[1]
Genre Doom metal, alternative metal, progressive metal
Length 51:51
Label Peaceville Records
Producer Jens Bogren, Katatonia
Katatonia chronology
Viva Emptiness
The Great Cold Distance
Live Consternation
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2] 9/10 stars[3]
Decibel 9/10 stars[4]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[5]
Stylus A−[6]

The Great Cold Distance is Katatonia's seventh full-length album.

The album was recorded and mixed at Fascination Street Studios, Örebro. It is placed at number 8 on PopMatters' list of the Top Metal Albums of 2006.[7]

The album was re-released on March 12, 2007 with two bonus tracks with the entire album in 5.1 surround sound.[8]

There is also a special Swedish edition of the album, which came in a limited edition box with an exclusive Katatonia poster, set of Katatonia postcards and an enhanced video of "My Twin". Music videos were also released for singles "Delibration"[9] and "July".[10]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Jonas Renkse; all music composed by Renkse and Anders Nyström except "Deliberation" co-written by Fredrik Norrman.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Leaders" Nyström & Renkse 4:21
2. "Deliberation" Nyström, Renkse & F. Norrman 4:00
3. "Soil's Song" Nyström & Renkse 4:12
4. "My Twin" Nyström & Renkse 3:41
5. "Consternation" Nyström & Renkse 3:51
6. "Follower" Nyström & Renkse 4:46
7. "Rusted" Nyström & Renkse 4:21
8. "Increase" Nyström & Renkse 4:20
9. "July" Nyström & Renkse 4:45
10. "In the White" Nyström & Renkse 4:54
11. "The Itch" Nyström & Renkse 4:20
12. "Journey Through Pressure" Nyström & Renkse 4:21
Total length: 51:51


Additional musicians
  • Andreas Åkeberg - backing vocals
  • Peter Damin - drum tech, percussion & additional drums on "Journey Through Pressure"

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom, Russia 2006 Peaceville, Soyuz Music CD CDVILEF 128
United Kingdom 2006 Peaceville CD VILELP128
United Kingdom 2006 Peaceville CD CDVILEF 128P
United Kingdom 2006 Peaceville CD CDVILED128
Russia April 2006 Союз CD CDVILEF128
Ukraine May 2006 Moon CD MR 1633-2
United Kingdom June 26, 2006 Peaceville Vinyl VILELP 128
Sweden 2006 Peaceville CD CDVILEF 128X
United Kingdom March 12, 2007 Peaceville CD CDVILEF176X
United Kingdom 2009 Peaceville CD CDVILED264X