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Gothic Katatonia

Riff_Raff

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Location
Australia
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Formed - 1991
Genre - Death Doom (first 2 albums), Gothic, Doom Metal
Region - Sweden

Official Site
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Band member
Current
Former
  • Guillaume Le Huche – bass (1992–1994)
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt – vocals (1996–1999)
  • Fredrik Norrman – guitars (1996–2009)
  • Mikael Oretoft – bass (1997–1998)
  • Mattias Norrman – bass (1999–2009)
  • Daniel Liljekvist – drums (1999–2014)
  • Per Eriksson – guitars (2009–2014)

Discography

Katatonia are in my top 5 bands of all time and with many reasons. They are well known today for their melodic metal with gloom and atmosphere accompanied by heavier riffs more of a Gothic Metal nature. Not talked about often enough are the first 2 albums with a much darker death driven Doom sound with Brave Murder Day even containing some vocals from Mikael of Opeth. After that album Jonas would adopt a clean singing only approach and they continued to get better. My favourite albums are easily Discouraged Ones and Viva Emptiness with Night Is The New Day very close third. I feel Discouraged Ones was their perfect transitional album into the sound they are known for even today. Katatonia are a must listen to band for any newbie to metal.

Quiet World

Ghost of the Sun

The Longest Year

Brave