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October Tide : Grey Dawn

Less experimentation (no more violins or keys) and a new vocalist are the biggest differences on this album compared to 'Rain Without End'. Jonas and Fredrik are still the core of the group but the vocals have been left to a certain Marten Hansen. His vocals are pretty similar to Jonas (slightly harsher) and that is probably the reason why they choose him. Althrough if you ask me his vocals don't really seem to fit the music for some reason and can get on my nerves. As such we have the old Katatonia sound with the old Katatonia vocals.

While Jonas claims in interviews that October Tide is not aiming to recreate the old Katatonia sound, this album still leads me to the conclusion that October Tide is mainly a project for Jonas and Fredrik to relive the old Katatonia days. So just like 'Rain Without End', this is one for everybody who wished that Katatonia never changed directions and of course for any Katatonia fan in general. A follow up for 'Brave Murder Day' if Katatonia had not changed styles. Rumour has it also that this will be the last October Tide album ever, but don't hold me on this.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Grey Dawn
2. October Insight
3. Sweetness Dies
4. Heart of the Dead
5. Floating
6. Lost in the Dark (and Then Gone)
7. Into Deep Sleep
8. Dear Sun

Duration : Approx. 40 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Aldo Quispel
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