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

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

KATATONIA / Tonight's Decision (1999)

Tonight's Decision is one step closer to perfection for arguably the best melodic doom/goth metal act ever. It's almost perfect, the next album would be, but TD suffered from being a little too similar to the previous one (which also means that everything I said about Discøuraged Ønes (1998) is relevant here). It's once again a celebration of the melancholy that rests deep inside all of us, performed with passion and, despite the sadness is a strangely uplifting experience. Jonas Renkse on vocals and Blakkheim on guitar complement each other at every turn, and there's a new drummer, but you'd maybe never know, because he fits right in.

Songs of Note: For My Demons; In Death, a Song

4½ letters never sent out of 5

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