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Posted by on 17.05.2006 at 03:39
Well, quite simple really. General discussion relating to Swedish band Katatonia.

And seen as I'm jumping on the band wagon of starting new band-related threads before anyone else, I may aswell have my two cents regarding this one.

Their later albums are better. Both "Viva Emptiness" and "The Great Cold Distance" have far surpassed not only the bands own early material, but that of most other bands making music today.

Here is a link to their official website, where you can find out all sorts of juicy information: http://www.katatonia.com/

Cheers.



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Coté

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  13.07.2008 at 14:25
Are you sure you're describing to the band We are talking about?
'Cause if you are then you're more lost in what Metal refers than I am...And that's saying too much.

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  13.07.2008 at 22:48
Written by Coté on 13.07.2008 at 14:25

Are you sure you're describing to the band We are talking about?
'Cause if you are then you're more lost in what Metal refers than I am...And that's saying too much.

P.s.: Thanks bro for giving Metal Lessons ^^

::The sister of Mr.Doctor::


How muvch you had hera from them, what albums?
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  14.07.2008 at 11:31
We have every album on our computer and I bought 2 of them. I'll buy the rest when I'll have $
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  14.07.2008 at 11:36
Written by Coté on 14.07.2008 at 11:31

We have every album on our computer and I bought 2 of them. I'll buy the rest when I'll have $


I listen only old albums like Dabecmber and Muder Day, but dont worry moust peopole cant describe genres corectly so we're still talking about same band
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  05.08.2008 at 19:36
Any news on a new album, does someone know?
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  05.08.2008 at 20:59
I want a new album! It's about time they do it.
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  05.08.2008 at 21:03
Written by BloodTears on 05.08.2008 at 20:59

I want a new album! It's about time they do it.


Same here... I'm really curious about the albums to come.
The Great Cold Distance is Katatonia's best album since Discouraged Ones and the first albums IMO
Don't get me wrong, the others between the two albums that I already mentioned are not bad... But not something that maked me astonished.

But that's just me though.
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  05.08.2008 at 22:09
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.08.2008 at 21:03

Written by BloodTears on 05.08.2008 at 20:59

I want a new album! It's about time they do it.


Same here... I'm really curious about the albums to come.
The Great Cold Distance is Katatonia's best album since Discouraged Ones and the first albums IMO
Don't get me wrong, the others between the two albums that I already mentioned are not bad... But not something that maked me astonished.

But that's just me though.


Viva Emptiness and The Great Cold Distance are amazing and my favourites. I didn't think the others were as astonishing.
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  05.08.2008 at 22:11
Written by BloodTears on 05.08.2008 at 22:09

Viva Emptiness and The Great Cold Distance are amazing and my favourites. I didn't think the others were as astonishing.


Another point that we disagree then... [Except the last album being awesome... since I do agree on that]

We're getting along quite well, don't we?
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  05.08.2008 at 23:57
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.08.2008 at 22:11

Written by BloodTears on 05.08.2008 at 22:09

Viva Emptiness and The Great Cold Distance are amazing and my favourites. I didn't think the others were as astonishing.


Another point that we disagree then... [Except the last album being awesome... since I do agree on that]

We're getting along quite well, don't we?


ahaha I'll learn to respect your taste and you'll learn to respect mine. We do have different tastes
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  06.08.2008 at 00:00
Written by BloodTears on 05.08.2008 at 23:57

ahaha I'll learn to respect your taste and you'll learn to respect mine. We do have different tastes


But the funny fact is that we both agree that Katatonia is a good band
But we still disagree on one little thing.
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  06.08.2008 at 15:16
Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.08.2008 at 00:00

Written by BloodTears on 05.08.2008 at 23:57

ahaha I'll learn to respect your taste and you'll learn to respect mine. We do have different tastes


But the funny fact is that we both agree that Katatonia is a good band
But we still disagree on one little thing.


We are both fans of Opeth and we disagree on the albums as well
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  06.08.2008 at 18:05
Written by BloodTears on 06.08.2008 at 15:16

We are both fans of Opeth and we disagree on the albums as well


That's what I'm telling you...
We agree on "big" things such as Opeth or Katatonia are great bands. But just disagree in small things such as "this album isn't that good"


I found that kind of coincidence kinda funny.
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  03.11.2008 at 03:26
Katatonia Very Wonderful Doom Band When She Start but the last albums werent very good
maybe they Change There Members Or They Sing Another doom type
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  20.11.2008 at 17:15
Listen to Katatonia is like a Catharsis, a purification of all that Melancholy you have inside, instead of just saving that sadness inside you, bands like Katatonia make you face it and understand it. amazing band
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  26.11.2008 at 17:34
I love the entire discography, I have to say. I couldn't really tell you if I preferred the newer over the older however. If anything it would depend entirely on my mood. Their next album will be very interesting, considering what the lads have been doing with Bloodbath and such.
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  30.11.2008 at 19:39
I can't fucking wait for their next album to be released. I expect more doomy/dark songs this time
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  01.12.2008 at 00:20
If the next release progresses the sound of The Great Cold Distance then I'd expect it too be very dark, gloomy, and (gasp) even more depressing?
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  08.12.2008 at 08:25
It's been quite a long time since the I've heard Dance of December Souls. Must listen to it now. I don't like Viva Empitness, it's ok but not my cup of tea. Haven't heard The Great Cold Distance.
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  08.12.2008 at 21:55
Written by the stranger on 08.12.2008 at 08:25

It's been quite a long time since the I've heard Dance of December Souls. Must listen to it now. I don't like Viva Empitness, it's ok but not my cup of tea. Haven't heard The Great Cold Distance.


Mmmm... I don't know what can I say to you. It's a matter if you like more than just their first 2 albums.
I think Viva Emptiness is an album that growns on you a little bit everytime you hear it. So it takes time.

The Great Cold Distance follows the same vein as Viva Emptiness but it's way more direct and powerful IMO. and The bass and vocals are one of the best in the discography IMO.

I recommend it to you
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  09.12.2008 at 16:29
I've heard Viva Emptiness quite a while ago. I liked it, but it didn't grow. In the end I forgot it. I've only heard three Katatonia albums: Dance of December Souls, Brave Murder Day and Viva Emptiness. The first two I love and well, you already know my opinion about the latest. I'll try to get my hands on The Great Cold Distance.
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  09.12.2008 at 17:23
Written by the stranger on 09.12.2008 at 16:29

I've heard Viva Emptiness quite a while ago. I liked it, but it didn't grow. In the end I forgot it. I've only heard three Katatonia albums: Dance of December Souls, Brave Murder Day and Viva Emptiness. The first two I love and well, you already know my opinion about the latest. I'll try to get my hands on The Great Cold Distance.


If you say that you really liked Brave Murder Day then I assure you that you will like "Discouraged Ones" because it has the same psychedelic and weird sound and raw production that BMD has. The only difference is that it's just clean vocals [such as the song "Day"] but it's a really good one if you liked the clean vocals.
The Great Cold Distance is way cleaner... But good. But that's a matter of opinions since some people say the last album is their least good.
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  09.12.2008 at 20:47
Written by -DC-002- on 01.12.2008 at 00:20

If the next release progresses the sound of The Great Cold Distance then I'd expect it too be very dark, gloomy, and (gasp) even more depressing?



Strange... I don't find The Great Cold Distance dark or depressing at all, a little gloomy, yes, but that's it.
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  09.12.2008 at 21:17
It was dark and depressing yes! Maybe you were feeling blissful that day.
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  09.12.2008 at 21:24
Written by BloodTears on 09.12.2008 at 21:17

It was dark and depressing yes! Maybe you were feeling blissful that day.


That day? I have listened to it loads of times and still put it on regularly and it is NEVER dark and depressing for me. But then again I almost never find any doom whatsover dark or depressing.
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  09.12.2008 at 21:27
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.12.2008 at 21:24

Written by BloodTears on 09.12.2008 at 21:17

It was dark and depressing yes! Maybe you were feeling blissful that day.


That day? I have listened to it loads of times and still put it on regularly and it is NEVER dark and depressing for me. But then again I almost never find any doom whatsover dark or depressing.


How come you never find it depressing? Does it have the opposite effect with you? Maybe it's therapeutic in a way.
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  09.12.2008 at 21:32
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.12.2008 at 21:24

Written by BloodTears on 09.12.2008 at 21:17

It was dark and depressing yes! Maybe you were feeling blissful that day.


That day? I have listened to it loads of times and still put it on regularly and it is NEVER dark and depressing for me. But then again I almost never find any doom whatsover dark or depressing.


How come you never find it depressing? Does it have the opposite effect with you? Maybe it's therapeutic in a way.



Yes, it has the totally opposite effect on me. All doom is totally uplifting for me. Therapeutic? I don't know, cause I can listen to all sorts of doom all year long no matter what mood I am in. If I am down I will become happy, if I am happy I will stay the same or become more happy.
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  09.12.2008 at 21:44
You're a doomaholic

Interesting indeed.
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  09.12.2008 at 22:41
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.12.2008 at 21:32

Yes, it has the totally opposite effect on me. All doom is totally uplifting for me. Therapeutic? I don't know, cause I can listen to all sorts of doom all year long no matter what mood I am in. If I am down I will become happy, if I am happy I will stay the same or become more happy.


Jajajajjaja Man.. I understand you.. When I feel down or happy, in any case I can listen to doom or depressive Black.

Just a few days ago It was a really nice day and I was like: "Mmmm.. I really want to hear some Shining now!!!"

And back on topic... You just said that you listened to that album here and there... I never spected you [specially you] to like [or even listen to] some stuff of Katatonia's second era... Interesting.
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  17.12.2008 at 05:20
Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.12.2008 at 22:41

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.12.2008 at 21:32

Yes, it has the totally opposite effect on me. All doom is totally uplifting for me. Therapeutic? I don't know, cause I can listen to all sorts of doom all year long no matter what mood I am in. If I am down I will become happy, if I am happy I will stay the same or become more happy.


Jajajajjaja Man.. I understand you.. When I feel down or happy, in any case I can listen to doom or depressive Black.

Just a few days ago It was a really nice day and I was like: "Mmmm.. I really want to hear some Shining now!!!"

And back on topic... You just said that you listened to that album here and there... I never spected you [specially you] to like [or even listen to] some stuff of Katatonia's second era... Interesting.


It could be said that it's Katatonia's third era. Anyway, the thing is that is different from what it used to be.
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