home
bands
news
reviews
interviews
intros
forum
radio
staff
about
rrules
contact
merch

Album of the Month


Thou's latest full-length release simply cements their status as Doom royalty, delivering their dynamic vision across a huge spread of top-tier music.
(Read more)


Classic revisited



Random band


A solo side-project from Hangsvart (Abysmal Growls Of Despair, Catacombed, Low Cave Sounds and others), Plagueprayer diverges into w...
(read more)


Katatonia




Sweden - Active.

Description

Black/Doom, Gothic/Doom

Katatonia began life as a blackened Paradise Lost clone. Their second album Brave Murder Day saw them reinvent the concept of doom/death. The bands later releases show them losing their metallic sound in favor of a Gothic/depressive rock style. Fans of Rapture, Slumber and Daylight Dies would find interest in their early-mid periods.

Discography

Jhva Elohim Meth1992NoneDemo
Jhva Elohim Meth... The Revival1992VicMcd
Dance of December Souls1993No FashionCD
For Funerals To Come1994AvantgardeMcd
Katatonia/Primordial Split1996HammerheartSplit 10"
Brave Murder Day1997AvantgardeCD
Sounds of Decay1997AvantgardeMcd
Saw You Drown1998AvantgardeMcd
Discouraged Ones1998AvantgardeCD
Tonight's Decision1999PeacevilleCD
Teargas2001PeacevilleSingle
Last Fair Deal Gone Down2001PeacevilleCD
Tonight's Music2001PeacevilleSingle
Viva Emptiness2003PeacevilleCD
Brave Yester Days2004Avantgarde/Century MediaCompilation
The Black Sessions2005PeacevilleBoxset
My Twin2006PeacevilleSingle
The Great Cold Distance2006PeacevilleCD
Deliberation2006PeacevilleSingle
Night Is the New Day2009Peaceville RecordsCD
The Longest Year (EP)2010Peaceville RecordsCD
Dead End Kings2012Peaceville RecordsCD
Dethroned & Uncrowned2013Kscope MusicCD+DVD
The Fall of Hearts2016Peaceville RecordsCD
Proscenium (EP)2017Peaceville Records10"

Contact




Reviews

Jhva Elohim Meth... The Revival (1992)
Dance of December Souls (1993)
For Funerals To Come (1994)
Brave Murder Day (1997)
Sounds of Decay (1997)
Saw You Drown (1998)
Discouraged Ones (1998)
Tonight's Decision (1999)
Teargas (2001)
Last Fair Deal Gone Down (2001)
Viva Emptiness (2003)

Misc

On 'Brave Murder Day' and 'Sounds of Decay' the vocal work is done by Opeth vocalist and frontman M. Åkerfeldt. The later Katatonia albums are not really considered doom-metal and by some, not even considered metal. They are however just as depressive and melancholic as before, perhaps even moreso. - Jonas Renkse and Fredrik Norrman also have a side project known as October Tide where they basically make albums in the vein of old Katatonia. Anders also plays in Diabolical Masquerade which has nothing to do with doom-metal however. Both Anders and Jonas are now also involved in Bloodbath, a death-metal project featuring members from several other infamous metal bands.

Rotten Copper
Advertise your band, label or distro on doom-metal.com

nulll