Top 10 Best Katatonia Albums

The Top Ten
1 The Fall of Hearts

I agree with CosmicSea, but dude, Serein will grow on you. The other two aren't exactly filler, but yes, they make it long and slow it a bit. TFOH is their progressive child. And it's beautiful. I haven't listened to City Burials yet, but I can't wait.

Decima and Pale Flag are amazing. Not sure what these guys are on about. Awesome album!

In my opinion, their greatest album to date. Just amazing!

2 Brave Murder Day

Thank you, Katatonia, for this, Dance of December Souls, and For Funerals to Come. Everything post-Sounds of Decay EP was heaps of unimaginative garbage. Their best works are rotting so far down the list. Wow!

P.S: Any creature out there looking for stuff similar sounding to (not a carbon copy of) old-school Opeth then look no further than the aforementioned albums, especially Brave Murder Day. Agalloch sounds nothing like Opeth, and neither does Ulver. Blockheaded creatures suffering from malfunctioning brains and hearing impairment would say otherwise.

3 The Great Cold Distance

This is their best! It's not unique, nor is it the most complex, but sometimes, I don't care about that stuff. In my opinion, you can't get more Katatonia than this. This is the album that defines them. When I just want to hear Katatonia, this is the album I put on.

During the corona pandemic, this thing has really helped keep me going. In a nutshell, this is a really beautiful, special album that I think will be an all-time favorite in a few years.

4 Night Is the New Day
5 Viva Emptiness

This one is really underrated. I love how there are more prog elements, combined with the typical doom metal elements. It's not as accessible as Katatonia's other works, but after you spend some time with it, you will love it!

6 Last Fair Deal Gone Down
7 Dead End Kings

This album has a special connection to me. I can relate to the lyrics on this song more than other Katatonia albums. Also, being a fan of the proggier stuff, this makes Dead End Kings one of my favorites. Really underrated.

8 Tonight's Decision

In my opinion, this is the sweet spot between Katatonia's early death-doom days and later soft goth rock sound. The melodies really pop out, the songs are well-defined, and the lyrics are more explicit in meaning and relatable.

Great album. Most representative of their whole career. However, Dance of December Souls is still better.

9 Discouraged Ones

Having technical ability and adding complexities in your music is awesome, but nothing compared to delivering pure emotion, which is much harder and rarer to accomplish. This is their best album.

10 Dance of December Souls
The Contenders
11 Dethroned and Uncrowned
12 For Funerals to Come
13 City Burials
14 Sky Void of Stars
15 Sounds of Decay
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