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Monday, 20 April 2015

Katatonia: Sanctitude (2015)

Leaving just one year between live shows released on dvd smells like an over-milked tit, but Sanctitude really is worth dipping into the wallet for. It’s the Swedes 'unplugged' and seated, with drums replaced by lighter percussion, including toms. The atmosphere contained within the reworked tracks is a perfect fit to the candle-lit setting of London's Union Chapel. Everything is more tranquil; even Renske seems more at ease than normal. The new line-up get through seventeen tracks in the eighty-minute set. It’s a generous amount but I would've happily sat for another seventeen.

5 unfurlings out of 5

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