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Katatonia : Saw You Drown

This rather rare collectors item (limited to 1.500 copies) holds 4 tracks of which 3 have also been released on other albums. The first two tracks 'Saw you Drown' and 'Nerve' can also be found on the 'Discouraged Ones' album and the forth track 'Scarlet Heavens' was previously released on another limited EP. This means that only the third track, 'Quiet World', is really new.

I won't bother describing the first two songs for obvious reasons. So on to 'Quiet World'. This track is in the style of 'Discouraged Ones'. It is a slow, numb and catatonic sounding track that would have fitted on 'Discouraged Ones' with ease.

'Scarlet Heavens' however is a different story. It for one is a much longer track, passing the 10 minute mark. It is also a bit more up-tempo but without losing that trademark bleak sound Katatonia are well known for. J. Renkse uses clean vocals but not as fragile as on 'Discouraged Ones' or 'Tonight's Decision'.

Because both 'Quiet World' and 'Scarlet Heavens' are good songs this is a mCD well worth having. So it really is a shame their record company made it so limited.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Saw You Drown
2. Nerve
3. Quiet World
4. Scarlet Heavens

Duration : Approx. 24 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Aldo Quispel
Hate Your Guts Records
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