The blackened swedish Musicians of KATATONIA, came in 2013 to the idea of ??their breathtaking 2012er album ''Dead End Kings'' to purge and unleash as a kind of unplugged version once again on humanity. Sounds unusual & it is somehow too. One should take the album title ''Dethroned & Uncrowned'' quite as an value fact, because KATATONIA have completely dethroned the drums and let the electric guitars in the truest sense of the word uncrowned in the closet. Of course, the 11 songs of ''Dead End Kings'' were left in their entirety, but still KATATONIA emphasized the progressive as well as the ambient elements much more. It may be that these are radical interpretations of their already classics, but only the sensitivity in the voice of Jonas Renkse, the breathtaking acoustic guitars by Mr. Nystöm and Eriksson, and the ever-dominating piano make ''Dethroned & Uncrowned'' another milestone in the already richly stocked discography by this band. Even though the songs were performed in exactly the same order as on ''Dead End Kings'' ''Dethroned & Uncrowned'' has become a completely stand-alone, yes, and also a very brave release. In the limited Mediabook version, with extra large booklet, there is also a DVD version of the complete album on top.