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]
Genre Alternative rock, [2] hard rock, shoegazing, [3] doom metal [4]
Length51:51
Label Peaceville
Producer Jens Bogren, Katatonia
Katatonia chronology
Viva Emptiness
(2003)
The Great Cold Distance
(2006)
Live Consternation
(2007)
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
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [5]
Blabbermouth.net Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [6]
Decibel Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [3]
PopMatters Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [7]
Stylus A− [8]

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.

Contents

Release

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]

Reception

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

Track listing

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

No.TitleLength
1."Leaders"4:21
2."Deliberation"4:00
3."Soil's Song"4:12
4."My Twin"3:41
5."Consternation"3:51
6."Follower"4:46
7."Rusted"4:21
8."Increase"4:20
9."July"4:45
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
No.TitleLength
13."Displaced"5:16
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

Personnel

Katatonia
Additional musicians
Production

Release history

RegionDateLabelFormatCatalog
United Kingdom, Russia 2006Peaceville, Soyuz Music CD CDVILEF 128
United Kingdom2006PeacevilleCDVILELP128
United Kingdom2006PeacevilleCDCDVILEF 128P
United Kingdom2006PeacevilleCDCDVILED128
RussiaApril 2006СоюзCDCDVILEF128
Ukraine May 2006MoonCDMR 1633-2
United KingdomJune 26, 2006Peaceville Vinyl VILELP 128
Sweden 2006PeacevilleCDCDVILEF 128X
United KingdomMarch 12, 2007PeacevilleCDCDVILEF176X
United Kingdom2009PeacevilleCDCDVILED264X

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