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26 Apr 2008, 09:55 by TimeMan1. Ayreon - The Human Equation
2. Woods of Ypres - Pursuit of the Sun & Allure of the Earth
3. Pink Floyd - The Wall
4. Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
5. Sonata Arctica - Reckoning Night
6. Opeth - Morningrise
7. Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane
8. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
9. Summoning - Stronghold
10. Opeth - Deliverance
27 Sep 2007, 12:09 by idavollIntroduction to Katatonia’s music
Those that are familiar with Katatonia’s music will know that their music has evolved considerably since their original Death/Doom Metal style begun on their first real demo, Jhva Elohim Meth, in 1992. Nowadays, Katatonia has a much less underground style and has changed into an alternative metal band. Some people only like this new style, while others look at it with distain and are devout fans of the band’s early sound. There are also those such as myself, who find something special in Katatonia’s music and love their entire career.
Aim of this article
The aim of this article is to give people a proper perspective on Katatonia’s career and perhaps to get them to try listening to other styles of the band, which they might have disregarded previously. It is also my hope that through this guide, new listeners will be able to identify the style(s) that they may enjoy and can begin their discovery of Katatonia’s music from there. …
16 Feb 2007, 20:46 by Sunsetter667Basically, the doom/death genre does.
Ok, so we can safely say it has 4 pioneers; Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, Anathema and the only anomaly (being Swedish), Katatonia. So, we have that, and in the first half of the 1990s it was all fine and dandy. The music was good, the production wasn't, but isn't that half the fun? no... ok. Well, Paradise Lost bloody well left a legacy after their album, Gothic, which lead a spree of female fronted metal bands, both amazing and not so. They also went on to pioneer the gothic genre. But what of them now? Well at the moment, they're pretty much hard rock/metal with a bit of keyboards, but I wouldn't call it gothic as such. But before that they decided to try to be Depeche Mode for the poor. I'm afraid to say it doesn't do it for me.
Then there's My Dying Bride... I'd just like to say before I get any further: My God Aaron Stainthorpe has a good voice. Moving on... Yeah, they seem to be the only ones to really stick to their guns. …
4 Feb 2006, 21:34 by EternalExodusYeah. LOL @ me writing journal entries that focus specifically on one band.
Katatonia is an amazing doom metal band from Sweden. They began early, with a demo and then Jhva Elohim Meth... the Revival, which was basically a remix of tracks from that demo. The music on these releases was doom/death: slow, heavy, punishing, and despairing. They followed these two albums up with the excellent Dance Of December Souls, which had yet more recreations of tracks from Jhva Elohim Meth. DoDC was another slow, punishing doom/death album, with such amazing music as Gateways Of Bereavement, In Silence Enshrined, Without God, Velvet Thorns (Of Drynwhyl), and Tomb Of Insomnia. From here, Katatonia moved on the For Funerals to Come EP, which again featured similar doom/death. Katatonia appealed to its doom/death style fans with the excellent Brave Murder Day, a 6-track LP that had several progressive elements, notably in the track Brave, and also a mellow, haunting ballad with Day. …