Katatonia Dance Of December Souls on Limited Edition 180g 2LP
Originally formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1991 by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nystrom, Dance of December Souls is the debut album from Katatonia, who have since risen to the forefront of the gothic death/doom metal genre and into dark rock/prog.
The album was recorded at Unisound Studios in April of 1993 and released later that same year. Engineering and mixing was handled by Dan Swano (Opeth, Marduk, Dissection). This early incarnation of Katatonia contained a more doom/black metal approach, whilst always keeping the trademark sorrowful and hypnotic guitar melodies which are still evident today. The album exudes an atmosphere of utter melancholy, accentuated by the growled, despairing vocals of Jonas.
This edition of Dance of December Souls is presented on double 180g black vinyl with gatefold sleeve and includes 5 bonus tracks in the shape of the first Katatonia release, the cult classic and hard to find Jhva Elohim Meth EP which preceded the album in early 1993. These songs were recorded at Gorysound Studios, July 1992, also engineered and mixed by Dan Swano.
Katatonia Dance Of December Souls Track Listing:
1. Seven Dreaming Souls
2. Gateways of Bereavement
3. In Silence Enshrined
4. Without God
5. Elohim Meth
6. Velvet Thorns (Of Drynwhyl)
1. Tomb of Insomnia
2. Dancing December
3. Midwinter Gates (Prologue)
4. Without God (different recording)
5. Palace of Frost
6. The Northern Silence
7. Crimson Tears (Epilogue)