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Katatonia




Sweden - Active.

Description

Black/Doom, Gothic/Doom

One of the most emotional bands to this day, Katatonia's releases can be broken up into roughly 3 distinct phases. The earliest releases, up to 'For Funerals to Come' consist of Blackened Doom Metal with melodic leads and harsh screamed vocals. Second album 'Brave Murder Day' and EP 'Sounds of Decay' are a strange and minimalist style of Death/Doom Metal, which would later influence the sounds of Rapture and Swallow the Sun. From 'Discouraged Ones' onward, the band has played a bleak and unique style of Alternative Rock, blended with shades of Progressive and Gothic Metal. Overflowing with sad, bleak and numb feelings. Katatonia to this day is one of the strongest and best known dark musical acts and also a show of how a band can reinvent itself without losing its emotional impact.

Discography

Jhva Elohim Meth1992NoneDemo
Jhva Elohim Meth... The Revival1992VicMcd
Dance of December Souls1993No FashionCD
For Funerals To Come1994AvantgardeMcd
Katatonia/Primordial Split1996HammerheartSplit 10 inch
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

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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.

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