The Great Cold Distance

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The Great Cold Distance
Katatonia-The Great Cold Distance.jpg
Studio album by
Released13 March 2006
RecordedMay–August 2005[1]
GenreAlternative rock,[2] hard rock, shoegazing,[3] doom metal[4]
ProducerJens Bogren, Katatonia
Katatonia chronology
Viva Emptiness
The Great Cold Distance
Live Consternation
Singles from The Great Cold Distance
  1. "My Twin"
    Released: February 13, 2006 (2006-02-13)
  2. "Deliberation"
    Released: May 15, 2006 (2006-05-15)
  3. "July"
    Released: March 26, 2007 (2007-03-26)
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]
Blabbermouth.net9/10 stars[6]
Decibel9/10 stars[3]
PopMatters8/10 stars[7]

The Great Cold Distance is the seventh full-length album by Swedish metal band Katatonia, released on 13 March 2006. The album was recorded and mixed at Fascination Street Studios, Örebro between May and August 2005.


The album was re-released on March 12, 2007, with two bonus tracks and with the entire album in 5.1 surround sound.[9]

There is also a special Swedish edition of the album, which came in a limited edition box with an exclusive Katatonia poster, a set of Katatonia postcards and an enhanced video of "My Twin". Music videos were also released for singles "Deliberation"[10] and "July".[11]


The album is listed at number 8 on PopMatters' list of the Top Metal Albums of 2006.[4]

Track listing[edit]

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

3."Soil's Song"4:12
4."My Twin"3:41
10."In the White"4:54
11."The Itch"4:20
12."Journey Through Pressure"4:21
Total length:51:51
Double vinyl limited edition reissue
14."Dissolving Bonds"3:43
15."In the White" (Urban Dub Mix)5:30
16."Code Against the Code"3:35
Total length:69:55


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


  1. ^ "Katatonia Releases". 2006-08-17. Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2012-02-19.
  2. ^ "Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance".
  3. ^ a b Decibel review Archived 2006-05-06 at
  4. ^ a b Begrand, Adrien. "The Best Metal Albums of 2006 - PopMatters". Retrieved 2012-02-19.
  5. ^ Allmusic review
  6. ^ review Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ PopMatters review
  8. ^ Stylus review
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