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Katatonia: Discouraged Ones

Here in the pacific Northwest we are known for our drizzly, dark winters. During those times I pop discs in by Paradise Lost or Solitude Aeturnus and sulk. Somehow it helps to bringing the obvious gloom before my eyes in concert with the gloom in my ears. Katatonia would be good for winter evenings here.

Immediately I compare Katatonia to Cemetary (recent) with a little Catherine Wheel thrown in. A lot of chord strumming with melancholy vocals are here. The melodies repeat themselves quickly, making them catchy but they are somewhat subtle, thus making them very much worth the listen.

The choruses tend to be a bit more "nice" sounding than I feel comfortable with. An example of this is the chorus to "Relention" which has such a great main body but then loses me with the happy-ass chorus.

This is a very decent album...not perfect by any means but still very well put together. Change the sound on some of the songs, and lose a few of the lame choruses and this has potential.

Added: January 1st 2004
Reviewer: SoT Archives
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Language: english

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