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Bands Like Katatonia

Discussion in 'Katatonia' started by DarkSubjectMatter, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Belligerent

    Belligerent Greekus Urungus

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    You guys arent understanding this...
    Life Depraved called Pantera a bunch of drunken rednecks and I was sticking up for them because they still are one of my favorite bands.
    But sticking up for Pantera on a Katatonia forum was my first mistake because no one will take my side. Whatever,
    .......pantera was the first band that got me into metal, so they are special to me, thats all
     
  2. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    and now back to bands like katatonia, cause that's much more interesting than arguing the merits of pantera...
     
  3. Belligerent

    Belligerent Greekus Urungus

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    We should get on the: Fear Of A Blank Planet-Porcupine Tree : topic

    Amazing...just amazing:worship: you guys gotta hear it
     
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    Nah I was just joking;)I like Pantera more...
     
  5. Sinne

    Sinne New Metal Member

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    Hm.. Tiamat sometimes sounds like Katatonia. Anathema too. But neither of these bands can get even close to the musical/lyrical side of Katatonia. Katatonia is the best.
     
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    Is there a place where I can download the whole Monokromia album/demo? I don't know what to think of their music judging from these songs (beside the fact they are obviously a 1:1 rip off :p).
     
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    Sinne New Metal Member

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    Yeah, they're rip-off but they're interesting. :)
     
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    Yeah, someone mentioned it before, they sound a lot like Katatonia on TD. I don't expect too much but maybe it's nice listen a few times.
     
  9. LifeDepraved

    LifeDepraved My soul got a crack

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    Rock Metal Machine New Metal Member

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    I don't know Monokromia...I will check for this band right now!!
     
  11. i aint play this

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    A Perfect Circle is definetely the most similar band to newer Katatonia
     
  12. My Hearse Your Arms

    My Hearse Your Arms despondency

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    call me crazy... but sometimes Tool reminds me a bit of Katatonia
     
  13. LifeDepraved

    LifeDepraved My soul got a crack

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    I get the idea that Tool is a influence on Katatonia...it's obvious.

    Awesome influence nonetheless.
     
  14. i aint play this

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    Yup. Tool dominates(even though 10.000 days had some filler). There's an annoying current trend of prog snobs and elitist faggots bashing them, and being a prog fan myself, i can safely say that Tool shits on most prog bands, imo they are far from being as good as Rush or King Crimson, but still a great, great band.
    A Perfect Circle is another influence, and i hear a lot of similarities...like spacey Cure-esque guitars, tight hard rocking riffs, atmospheric guitar leads, passionate vocals, personal lyrics, etc.
     
  15. My Hearse Your Arms

    My Hearse Your Arms despondency

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    I actually think 10,000 days is brilliant from start to finish.. Oh well, to each his own... Yeah I used to be wayyyy into prog... Dream Theater, Symphony X... To me 'prog' is being too compartmentalized... Rapid guitar solos, cheesy lyrics, high pitched operatic vocals, being ultra technical for no reason whatsoever... i think the genre should have a broader meaning except for making every measure a different time signature... Tool does this... bands like Opeth, pain of salvation, even newer katatonia are redefining 'prog' as we know it... who knows before long prog wont be a shameful name in the metal genre :headbang:
     
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    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    Heh guess I missed some heated discussions here :loco:
     
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    lol i actually fucking hate happy go lucky nerdy prog metal wankery like Shitphony x, as well as old prog nonsense...it all sounds the fucking same, with a few exceptions. Emotion & good songwriting are essencial to create good music. period.
     
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    My Hearse Your Arms despondency

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    :kickass:
     
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    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    The problem with Tool is that they are possibly the most overrated band ever, while still being quite good
     
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    I put special emphasis on Jonas Renske and Fredrik Norrman's side project "October Tide here". The album "Rain Without End" is Renske's magnum opus as far as i'm concerened. Their 2nd and final album "Grey Dawn" is good too, but a bit harsher, not nearly as great and Rain Without End.
    If you detest Katatonia's old stuff like Dance of December Souls, and Brave murder day, then don't bother with October tide. But if you DO like their older stuff, then you will find some real treasures here. Good luck trying to get a copy. Those that have one very rarely put them on ebay. I paid almost $100 for my copy a couple years ago. There are some places online where you can pay to download it.
     

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