I wonder how they will continue after Viva Emptyness which lets face it, really blew away any doubts that Katatonia would stick to a sound. However in some ways after LFDGD, Viva almost discarded songwriting in favour of experimentation.. Don't get me wrong Viva is a testiment to their fantastic musical abilities, but the songs lack quite a few fundimentals of songwriting that although is good in terms of creating and pushing the boundries, looses an emotional attachment. About 70% of Viva is quite strong, but compaired to the 90% of Dicouraged ones and Tonites Decision.. And compaired to LFDGD it doesn't stand up in the same way.. however I feel VIVA is a very important expression.. Katatonia wish to shape up to something much more involved. I was a fan of the origional material all the way through... I want them to now evolve.. IN NO WAY MUST THEY GO BACKWARDS!! To evolve is to expand their previous sound including VIVA into an album that is a complete masterpiece, in much the same way the D.O was.. To not do this would be a waste of everything they have learnt. Viva sounded more droney and boring than the previous albums.. even with the fast paced songs like Wealth.. They need to shake it up a bit.. In fact they need to to show us that they can create a classic.. you know the one where every sits up and seriously listens.. so far they are amazing but they are more than that.