Monday, April 4, 2011

Katatonia



Katatonia are a Swedish death/doom metal trio led by guitarist Blackheim. Their music is never easy to rationalize. How does one describe something so equivocal? Well they are undoubtedly heavy. This heaviness does not come from an obvious place. Their heaviness is more from the structure of the songs & the arduous but reassuring vocal. Think of the darkness generated by the likes of Nick Drake, Will Oldham or PJ Harvey. Katatonia sound nothing like these artists but they do share a similar vision, an effortless flow & simple but personal lyrics.



18 comments:

  1. This is the most lowkey death metal ever.

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  2. a bit....i dunno...i want to say whiny but it's not that....just not really my taste. still each their own

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  3. I like it. Reminds me a bit of L'ame Immortelle.

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  4. Well after showing me Isis i know that i can trust you with music recommending, so keep it up, another good choice.
    Ive posted a new post on my blog BTW.

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  5. i dont like it very much. not into metal anyways but i think this is just plain bad

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  6. Meh, not really my style but it sounded pretty cool. :D

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  7. Not bad, but I think I'll stick to Children of Bodom :P

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  8. Nice song, I like the singers voice.

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  9. I haven't listened to any kind of metal for a very long time. That being said, I actually enjoyed listening to this track. I actually started youtubing more. Go figure.

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  10. I love Katatonia, but for first-time-listeners I would recommend songs July and Evidence rather.

    https://youtu.be/s03U1v86Obo
    https://youtu.be/YPrqGXJPaMs

    Though of cource I love your choice, I Am Nothing, too.

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