Self-proclaimed "suicide rock" ensemble Katatonia only know three major chords and only play two of them. With roots in depressive, growly doom metal--a style they've long abandoned, but usually revisit for at least a song at concerts--the Swedish band plays expansive Pink Floyd-ish hard rock with a serious dark side. Supporting them tonight are local progressive extreme metallers Gwynbleidd, Finnish melodic black-metal ensemble Swallowed by the Sun, and Israeli folk-metal crew Orphaned Land. One of these bands is bound to have some optimism somewhere.
Fri., Sept. 10, 7 p.m., 2010