im not going to say any opinion on the new album, but I have to say that so far everyone i know has told me its fantastic.. Now Im not saying i'm up to anything illegal, but these are people who don't touch music thats heavy. Im not on about one or 2 listeners either Im on about a good half a dozen or more who are in no way goths, some listen to dance music.. My Twin has gone down a treat, at I genuinly notice that its as catchy as any chart topping rock song out there. I see that Katatonia are going to struggle getting american tours, but I can truely say one thing that I believe, and im not just some "follower".. if I thought this band were shit at any time I would say.. and I have searched through a lot of bands always looking "in the white" Katatonia are true stuff, it should be in the charts, "deliberation".. I mean this in a good way, there was a time when early metallica stuff (nothing else matters) hit the charts.. Bon Jovi, Guns and Roses.. Even "rusted" Paradise Lost got in the top 40 with One Second.. Whether you like the previously mentioned bands or not holds no real relevence.. they carved an area of music into the mainstream market and made rock popular, and Katatonia have progressed the heavier end of the spectrum so that it avoids the crap like Korn and Slipnot "soil song" s mish mash, and I have already heard it from the mouths of listeners that Katatonia allow the average listener to appreciate what death metal fans love but without the ear ache that follows. Katatonia scream like a beautiful woman pushing a sword through your heart.