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

Friday, December 2, 2011

KATATONIA / Last Fair Deal Gone Down (2001)

On first listen this album sounds the same as the previous two but give it time to saturate into your psyche and you’ll understand why it is the best gothic metal album ever produced.  Jonas Renkse's vocals are better than ever here which is saying something as they were fantastic before.  A new drummer gives a more pounding delivery than on previous releases which forces Blakkheim to play harder to keep up.  It’s still filled with a haunting melody and 90% of the time sticks to the formula but it’s the pinnacle of that formula.

Songs of Note: Teargas; Sweet Nurse

5 melancholy is the new black out of 5

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