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'll 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 (pictured), it's the original unmastered pressing. If you have the black + 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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