Katechon – Coronation LP


Only 2 left in stock

SKU: SKU1078800 Category: Tag:


As it did with its first album “Man God Giant” in 2013 Katechon of Trondheim Norway hereby releases its second full-length “Coronation” under the banner of Nuclear War Now! Musically speaking “Coronation” picks up much where the previous album left off having also been recorded at Nordstern and mixed mastered and produced by the band itself. Katechon’s music is characterized by precise tremolo-attacking riffs reminiscent of their Norwegian ancestors Mayhem and Thorns. There are also hints of Autopsy’s brand of punk-infused death metal both in the rhythmic patterns employed and the vocals which oftentimes remind of the death grunts made famous by Chris Reifert albeit here with more of a black metal influence. As with “Man God Giant” Katechon has once again chosen the talents of artist Mari Oseland to portray its visual aesthetic. Nonetheless there are noticeable differences between the two albums that enable them both to stand apart on their own individual merits. Whereas the songs on the first album were generally somewhat more straightforward and easily-digested as well as a bit shorter “Coronation” places a greater demand on the listener by invoking more dissonance atonality and a higher degree of intricacy in its compositions. Thematically speaking “Man God Giant” was more metaphysical and philosophical in nature complete with Lovecraftian creatures and images. In contrast “Coronation” explores the autonomy of self – on the one hand alone but on the other thriving in its complete freedom from society’s imposed norms rules and doctrines. This album embraces the sickness and delirium that are prone to infect the imperfect being’s mind and it prefers to proclaim Nietzsche a coward by instead staring directly into the abyss and diving right in.

Additional information

Weight 1.3 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 0.6 in