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'Ashen' bonus track from NITND Swedish Edition CD

Discussion in 'Katatonia' started by valafar, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. valafar

    valafar Member

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    I had long forgotten this forum, but now I have this cool topic.

    Anyone had listened to this song?

    I ask, because, being in Mexico, is quite "hard" to get a hand of import cd's.
    Still, I managed to get mine, and...I'd say that the song is amazing.

    I really wish that the band had taken the "Ashen" formula, into more of the album's songs.

    I think the song is straight, short, melodic, strong and very catchy. - just the way swedish metal and katatonia songs should be :p

    I still like the rest of the songs - "new night" and "longest year" being other of my favs, but I definitely think that the 'ASHEN' sound should had been more "used" in the whole album.

    What do you think about this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Phoenix5

    Phoenix5 d3v4s7a710n

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    best or 2nd best on the new album imo.
     
  3. MadTinus

    MadTinus Language enthusiast

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    It's one of my favourites as well, top 3 for me.
     
  4. verma

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    best chorus from kata in a long time
     
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    One of my favourites also. I think Liberation is the only song I rate higher from this album.
     
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    I like it, it's not my favorite song but pretty damn good
     
  7. Heliotropic_Rose

    Heliotropic_Rose in the soil beneath

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    i think the songs harder to get into than the rest of them, first time I heard the first verse I was like . . . . "this doesn't even sound like Kata" I think the riff for the chorus is kinda TGCD sounding
     
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    I'm glad not all the songs sound like Ashen. What makes the new album so great is that there is so much variety on it, but it all flows so well. I wouldn't change anything on the album, except it would be cool if we can have some new B-sides in 2010! :)
     
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    It's def. in my top 3.
     
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    Lyre's Harmony Lunatic Soul

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    altho its in my top as well, the chorus was not exceptional compared to the rest of the album's lineup
     
  11. verma

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    i dunno, this melody in the background is just so simple, but yet so effective and it has an amazing cosmic feeling.
     
  12. Wildhoney

    Wildhoney Allegra Fiorentina

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    I got this song, though I couldn't get a limited ed. of the new album and in my opinion it's one of the best new songs - funny, exactly like all the other bonus tracks/b-sides from the previous album - Dissolving bonds, Displaced, Unfurl, Code against code or even Wait outside from the 'VE' period...
     
  13. valafar

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    I think that "Ashen" will appeal more to fans of the "old" katatonia style.

    I mean, it's clear that the band took a different, more melancholic, slower approach in this new album.

    Ashen song sounds more like the viva emptiness times...more "heavy".

    I think that's what I start to miss.


    I also liked more the "my twin" EP than even the whole "great cold distance" album :p

    For example, in the JULY EP, the song Unfurl is also one of my top favorites.
     
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    Its pretty good.

    I don't mind that theres not much of the like on the album, though.
     
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    Noituudenaika Katatonic

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    .. I can't believe I didn't notice it was on there yet. This just made my year! :D
     
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    Is the Swedish edition still available somewhere? Not Peaceville store if possible.
     
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    Probably. There's also a US tour edition that's exactly the same thing.
     
  18. Cressida

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    i bought the swedish edition for this reason alone. I love it sometimes more than the other tracks on the cd. same way about some of the b-sides.
     
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    I think Ashen is a great song. I don't necessarily think the album needed more tracks like it, but I would have preferred that the album contain this song (instead of it being used as a bonus track). I find it a better song then Nephilim or The Promise Of Deceit.
     

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