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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 Meth1992None
Jhva Elohim Meth... The Revival1992Vic
Dance of December Souls1993No Fashion
For Funerals To Come1994Avantgarde
Katatonia/Primordial Split1996Hammerheart
Brave Murder Day1997Avantgarde
Sounds of Decay1997Avantgarde
Saw You Drown1998Avantgarde
Discouraged Ones1998Avantgarde
Tonight's Decision1999Peaceville
Teargas2001Peaceville
Last Fair Deal Gone Down2001Peaceville
Tonight's Music2001Peaceville
Viva Emptiness2003Peaceville
Brave Yester Days2004Avantgarde/Century Media
The Black Sessions2005Peaceville
My Twin2006Peaceville
The Great Cold Distance2006Peaceville
Deliberation2006Peaceville
Night Is the New Day2009Peaceville Records
The Longest Year (EP)2010Peaceville Records
Dead End Kings2012Peaceville Records
Dethroned & Uncrowned2013Kscope Music
The Fall of Hearts2016Peaceville Records
Proscenium (EP)2017Peaceville Records
City Burials2020Peaceville Records

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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 was done by Opeth vocalist Mikael Ã…kerfeldt.

The later Katatonia albums, starting with Last Fair Deal Gone Down are not really doom metal and by some, not even considered metal at all. They are however just as depressive and melancholic as before.

Jonas Renkse and Fredrik Norrman also had a side project known as October Tide where they basically make albums in the vein of Brave Murder Day.

Anders also plays in Diabolical Masquerade.

Both Anders and Jonas are also involved in Bloodbath, an old school death metal project featuring members from several other infamous metal bands.


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