Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

KATATONIA / Brave Murder Day (1996)

A transitional album that sits between the harsh death metal of previous works and the dark gothic majesty of later works, best described as a combination of the two.  Driven predominantly by repetitive drum patterns and Blackheim’s achingly melodic guitars it will alienate a lot of people.  You’ll notice the same guitar riff repeated a lot throughout the album with slight modifications, making it seem almost like a film score with repeating character cues.
If you have the purple cover you have the original unmastered pressing.  If you have the black and white cover it’s the remastered Peaceville edition.  There's a significant difference in sound quality.  I like them both for different reasons.

Songs of Note: Brave; Day

5 gloomy days in Sweden out of 5

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