History Music / Katatonia

7th Mar '18 8:35:55 PM c4sk
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** ''The Fall of Hearts'' starts to veer into ProgressiveRock territory.

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** While a large majority of their work (especially after ''Brave Murder Day'') has had some prog elements to it, ''The Fall of Hearts'' starts to veer dives headfirst into ProgressiveRock progressive rock/metal territory.
7th Mar '18 8:32:54 PM c4sk
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** ProgressiveRock: Most of their albums are prog-tinged to a certain extent, but ''The Fall of Hearts'' dives headfirst into the genre.
21st Dec '17 4:40:19 PM c4sk
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* ConceptAlbum: All of the songs on ''Viva Emptiness'' are tied to crime in one way or another.
20th Dec '17 3:35:11 PM Exxolon
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On June 18th 2012, the official forum was closed with no further explanation.

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On June 18th 2012, the official forum was closed with no further explanation.
explanation. Not related to the defunct British alt rock band Music/{{Catatonia}}.
29th Sep '17 5:05:58 PM CassandraLeo
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* AlbumTitleDrop: "The Itch" contains the line: "The great cold distance."
** In "Hypnone," one of the lyrics goes along the lines of: "Tomorrow is so long / The Dead End King is here."
** "I Am Nothing" has the line: "I have to get on with this / It's a decision for tonight."



** [[DeathMetal Death / Doom]]: Their first two albums were this, and solidified them as one of the genre's Trope Codifiers.

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** [[DeathMetal Death / Doom]]: Their first two albums were this, and solidified them as one of the genre's Trope Codifiers.{{Trope Codifier}}s.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Their first few releases were black metal tinged death / doom albums, in the vein of Bethlehem, before they made a full GenreShift, to their more famous current sound.
* EpicRocking: "Velvet Thorns (Of Drynwhyl)" clocks 13:56 and "Tomb of Insomnia" 13:09.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The ''Discouraged Ones'' track "Instrumental" is... Well, an instrumental.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Their first few releases were black metal tinged death / doom albums, in the vein of Bethlehem, before they made a full GenreShift, GenreShift to their more famous current sound.
sound were BlackMetal-tinged {{death|Metal}} / {{doom|Metal}} albums in the vein of Bethlehem.
* EpicRocking: "Velvet Thorns (Of (of Drynwhyl)" clocks at 13:56 and "Tomb of Insomnia" 13:09.
13:09, and they're far from the band's only examples.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The ''Discouraged Ones'' track "Instrumental" is... Well, well, an instrumental.



** From ''Discouraged Ones'' onward, with their [[DeathMetal Death]] / DoomMetal approach, shifting towards a GothicMetal / AlternativeMetal one. ''Last Fair Deal Gone Down'' really cemented their current sound.
** The "Dethroned and Uncrowned" remixes of ''Dead End Kings,'' are very much softer, though considering the mood, not much lighter.

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** From ''Discouraged Ones'' onward, with their [[DeathMetal Death]] / DoomMetal approach, approach shifting towards a GothicMetal / AlternativeMetal one. ''Last Fair Deal Gone Down'' really cemented their current sound.
** The "Dethroned and Uncrowned" remixes of ''Dead End Kings,'' Kings'' are very much softer, though considering the mood, not much lighter.



* ShoutOut: The album title ''Last Fair Deal Gone Down'' is a reference to a delta blues musician.

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* ShoutOut: The album title ShoutOut[=/=]TitledAfterTheSong: ''Last Fair Deal Gone Down'' is named after a reference to a delta song by the seminal Delta blues musician.musician Music/RobertJohnson.



* SuddenlyVoiced: The 10th anniversary remaster of ''Viva Emptiness,'' adds vocals to the previously instrumental "Inside the City of Glass." WordOfGod is that it was always intended as a vocal song, they just didn't have enough time left in the studio, to record vocals for it.

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* SuddenlyVoiced: The 10th anniversary remaster of ''Viva Emptiness,'' Emptiness'' adds vocals to the previously instrumental "Inside the City of Glass." WordOfGod is that it was always intended as a vocal song, song; they just didn't have enough time left in the studio, studio to record vocals for it.



** Given that ''Last Fair Deal Gone Down'' was released, when emo pop was still largely in its infancy, it was probably targeting, mall goths and nu-metal kids, both of whom were prone to much the same thing.

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** Given that ''Last Fair Deal Gone Down'' was released, released when emo pop was still largely in its infancy, it was probably targeting, targeting mall goths and nu-metal kids, both of whom were prone to much the same thing.



* TitleDrop: "The Itch" contains the line: "The great cold distance."
** In "Hypnone," one of the lyrics goes along the lines of: "Tomorrow is so long / The Dead End King is here."
** "I Am Nothing" has the line: "I have to get on with this / It's a decision for tonight."
* TitledAfterTheSong: ''Last Fair Deal Gone Down'' is named after a song by the seminal {{blues}} musician Music/RobertJohnson.
* WildMassGuessing: The inlay of the jewel case versions of ''Viva Emptiness'' and ''The Great Cold Distance,'' sparked a lot of discussion among the fans, for featuring a snippet from an IM conversation, and a cockroach respectively.

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* TitleDrop: "The Itch" contains the line: "The great cold distance."
** In "Hypnone," one of the lyrics goes along the lines of: "Tomorrow is so long / The Dead End King is here."
** "I Am Nothing" has the line: "I have to get on with this / It's a decision for tonight."
* TitledAfterTheSong: ''Last Fair Deal Gone Down'' is named after a song by the seminal {{blues}} musician Music/RobertJohnson.
* WildMassGuessing: The inlay of the jewel case versions of ''Viva Emptiness'' and ''The Great Cold Distance,'' Distance'' sparked a lot of discussion among the fans, fans for featuring a snippet from an IM conversation, conversation and a cockroach respectively.
29th Sep '17 5:00:44 PM CassandraLeo
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* SpiritualSuccessor: October Tide could be considered one to their early death/doom metal work; it has a similar style and contains or has contained several former or current Katatonia members.
29th Sep '17 4:54:59 PM CassandraLeo
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* TitledAfterTheSong: ''Last Fair Deal Gone Down'' is named after a song by the seminal {{blues}} musician Music/RobertJohnson.
18th Dec '16 4:21:13 PM elijt
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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: From blackened doom and death/doom to alternative rock to progressive metal. Almost all traces of harsh vocals [[ReverseCerebusSyndrome are gone]] by ''The Great Cold Distance'', though.
18th Dec '16 4:11:39 PM elijt
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10th Oct '16 6:17:16 AM ljjnico
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* IAmTheBand: Jonas Renkse.

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* IAmTheBand: Jonas Renkse.Renkse and Anders Nyström.
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