to be honest, much of the great cold distance is, for lack of a better word, 'pop.' the song structures are simplistic and straightforward; the vocals are clean and they lay at the forefront; and the balance between percussion, rhythmic melody, and vocal are perfectly in proportion with a ton of pop songs. that said, this format lays the groundwork for some of the finest music katatonia has ever penned, including deliberation: the track structure is reminiscent of radio pop, but the instrumentation is entirely different. the percussive, melodic, and harmonic structures are complex and layered; jonas's vocal is passionate and affective; and the overall tone is far more aggressive and depressive than anything you'd likely hear on top 40 radio. it's incredible that this band can keep pumping out these amazing songs with heavy rock sounds and pop structures, and make them refreshing and original. long live katatonia.
Am I the only one who heard the advertisement in the middle of the song? Because there was some dude dubbed over the music saying "You're listening to the song "Deliberation" from the forthcoming Katatonia album "The Great Cold Distance."