» » Katatonia - The Fall Of Hearts

Katatonia - The Fall Of Hearts download mp3 album

Katatonia - The Fall Of Hearts download mp3 album
The Fall Of Hearts
Progressive Metal, Alternative Rock
FLAC vers. size:
1854 mb
MP3 vers. size:
1775 mb
WMA vers. size:
1396 mb
Other formats
4.4 ★

The Fall of Hearts is the tenth studio album by Swedish metal band Katatonia. It was released on 20 May 2016. The album, mostly written and produced by founding members Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, was the first to also feature new members Daniel Moilanen and Roger Öjersson. The album moved in a more progressive rock direction than prior albums, and was generally well received by critics. Two singles were released in promotion of the album, "Old Heart Falls", and "Serein".

Katatonia’s tenth studio album, The Fall of Hearts, under their long-time home in Peaceville Records, is set for release on May 20th, 2016. The first to feature the new drummer, Daniel Moilanen, who replaced long-timer Daniel Liljekvist, as well as Guitarist Roger Öjersson, it is also the second record to feature Bassist Niklas Sandin. The recording took place at Stockholm’s Studio Gröndahl and Tri-lamb Studio and was self-produced by Nyström and Renkse themselves. The recurring theme for The Fall of Hearts is set around a cold, dark, and bleak journey during metaphysical winters. It defines a form of hope despite the fogged and dreary path while ensuring the experience in itself will be worthwhile. This theme can be considered as a metaphor for life in general, where despite the hardships humanity faces, the inevitable death will happen one day.

The Fall of Hearts is the first Katatonia album to clock in at more than an hour, but it doesn’t feel overly long. The constant changes in tempo and intensity keep the listener fully engaged throughout, a testament to the band’s songwriting skill. Renkse and Nystrom also produced the album and did an excellent job. They are veterans and know exactly what they want, and their singular vision is not distorted by any outside influences. The Fall of Hearts is full of both darkness and light, heaviness and softness, drama and understatement.

About The Fall of Hearts. The tenth studio album by Swedish rock band Katatonia, released on May 20, 2016 through Peaceville Records. On this album, the band are letting progressive rock and progressive metal influence their style more than before. The Fall of Hearts Q&A. More Katatonia albums. Dethroned & Uncrowned. Show all albums by Katatonia.

Katatonia's The Fall of Hearts will appeal to fans of gloomy gothic rock and metal music. It sounds balanced, diverisfied and fresh and opens and closes on particularly strong notes. The mellower tracks in the middle section ooze with atmosphere but need some time to unfold to find their own identities. Not just in metal, but in all of music. Katatonia's long-awaited album The Fall of Hearts completely trumped (heh) all expectations and exceeded in every way possible. it's an utter masterpiece with no counterpart in its release year and few if any in the last decade.

The Fall of Hearts, the band's tenth studio album, directly extends the line that began with 2003's Viva Emptiness and carries straight through 2014's Dead End Kings. That said, it also presents a new musical direction. New drummer Daniel Moilanen is more much nuanced than Daniel Liljekvist was. He can hit hard, but more importantly, he offers restraint and refinement in the album's quieter moments. Further, new lead guitarist Roger Öjersson diversifies the attack with dynamic ferocity and imagination in his riffs, fills, and solos

Not sure exactly what pressing I have but I purchased this in Australia from Utopia records. Label code is the same as the one mentioned here. Big fan of the album after hearing it on YouTube and really wanted a good pressing of some gloomy metal after being dissapointed by the LP of Opeth Damnation. This music deserves a good pressing and I couldn't find any opinions of it online. Was pretty dissapointed. Doesn't sound as flat as Opeths Damnation, but still rather dull and had me reaching for the equaliser. It's a clean pressing though, and the is great

The Fall of Hearts is purely Katatonia at their most expressive and explorative yet. Jonas Renkse’s tender voice has the power to reach out and touch the hearts of the masses throughout this album. Nothing has altered about his style from any previous work- the whispers, the affectionate lyrics, the unfussy tone et al- but it is enforced by the tranquillity of the instrumentation that lies behind the singing. Just like depression itself, this album will grow on you. Its laid-back effect may not be immediate on first listen due to the major shift in dynamics Katatonia have dared to take but after a couple more spins, The Fall of Hearts will extend its soothing nature unto your downcast soul.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Takeover
Lead Guitar [Solo] – Roger Öjersson
2 Serein 4:46
3 Old Heart Falls 4:22
4 Decima 4:46
5 Sanction 5:06
6 Residual 6:54
7 Serac
Lead Guitar [Solo] – Roger Öjersson
8 Last Song Before the Fade 5:01
9 Shifts 4:54
10 The Night Subscriber 6:10
11 Pale Flag 4:23
12 Passer
Lead Guitar [Solo] – Roger Öjersson
Japan Bonus Tracks
13 Vakaren
Mixed By – Karl Daniel Lidén
14 Night Comes Down
Written-By – Glenn Tipton, K. K. Downing, Rob Halford


  • Art Direction – Nyström*, Renkse*
  • Artwork, Design, Photography – Travis Smith
  • Bass – Niklas Sandin
  • Drums – Daniel Moilanen
  • Guitar, Backing Vocals, Keyboards – Anders Nyström
  • Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards – Jonas Renkse
  • Mixed By – Karl Daniel Lidén (tracks: 13)
  • Mixed By, Mastered By – Jens Bogren
  • Percussion – JP Asplund
  • Photography [Band] – Ester Segarra
  • Photography [Bird] – Laura Meyers
  • Producer – Nyström*, Renkse*
  • Recorded By – Karl Daniel Lidén
  • Written By, Arranged By – Katatonia

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 562387 200672
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CDVILEF548 Katatonia The Fall Of Hearts ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Peaceville CDVILEF548 Europe 2016
CDVILED755 Katatonia The Fall Of Hearts ‎(CD, Album, RE) Peaceville CDVILED755 UK 2018
VILELP548 Katatonia The Fall Of Hearts ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Gol) Peaceville VILELP548 Europe 2016
GQCS-90168~9 Katatonia The Fall Of Hearts ‎(CD, Album, Ltd + DVD-V, Multichannel, NTSC) Chaos Reigns, Ward Records, Peaceville GQCS-90168~9 Japan 2016
VILELP548 Katatonia The Fall Of Hearts ‎(2xLP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Peaceville VILELP548 Europe 2016