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Discussion in 'Katatonia' started by Grumble Grumble, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Hypnos

    Hypnos steck ihn nei!

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    it cannot get more depressing than 'Hangman' on Madder Mortem's 'Desiderata'
     
  2. griev0r

    griev0r Here is Nowhere

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    I really like his singing, it sounds very folky to me.
     
  3. Phoenix5

    Phoenix5 d3v4s7a710n

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    I think Haughm's clean vocals are almost perfect on all of their albums....
     
  4. griev0r

    griev0r Here is Nowhere

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    I'd recommend the first Interpol album 'Turn on the Bright Lights', great record. Also, Ahab is a good one if you like funeral doom.
     
  5. Peachy

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    I completely agree with that.

    As well, I think Elend - Winds Devouring Men might be the most depressing album I own.
    I also find The Eye of Every Storm by Neurosis to be quite depressing for some reason. Great album.
     
  6. Pigeon

    Pigeon New Metal Member

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    I've just heard "My Sister" by Tindersticks.
    Fuck me it's depressing.

    "Do you remember my sister? How many mistakes did she make with those never
    blinking eyes? I couldn't work it out. I swear she could read your mind, your
    life, the depths of your soul at one glance. Maybe she was stripping herself
    away, saying

    Here I am, this is me
    I am yours and everything about me, everything you see...
    If only you look hard enough
    I never could.
    Our life was a pillow-fight. We'd stand there on the quilt, our hands clenched
    ready. Her with her milky teeth, so late for her age, and a Stanley knife in
    her hand. She sliced the tyres on my bike and I couldn't forgive her.

    She went blind at the age of five. We'd stand at the bedroom window and she'd
    get me to tell her what I saw. I'd describe the houses opposite, the little
    patch of grass next to the path, the gate with its rotten hinges forever wedged
    open that Dad was always going to fix. She'd stand there quiet for a moment. I
    thought she was trying to develop the images in her own head. Then she'd say:


    I can see little twinkly stars,
    like Christmas tree lights in faraway windows.
    Rings of brightly coloured rocks
    floating around orange and mustard planets.
    I can see huge tiger striped fishes
    chasing tiny blue and yellow dashes,
    all tails and fins and bubbles.
    I'd look at the grey house opposite, and close the curtains.
    She burned down the house when she was ten. I was away camping with the scouts.
    The fireman said she'd been smoking in bed - the old story, I thought. The cat
    and our mum died in the flames, so Dad took us to stay with our Aunt in the
    country. He went back to London to find us a new house. We never saw him again.

    On her thirteenth birthday she fell down the well in our Aunt's garden and
    broke her head. She'd been drinking heavily. On her recovery her sight
    returned, a fluke of nature everyone said. That's when she said she'd never
    blink again. I would tell her when she started at me, with her eyes wide and
    watery, that they reminded me of the well she fell into. She liked this, it
    made her laugh.

    She moved in with a gym teacher when she was fifteen, all muscles he was. He
    lost his job when it all came out, and couldn't get another one. Not in that
    kind of small town. Everybody knew everyone else's business. My sister would
    hold her head high, though. She said she was in love. They were together for
    five years until one day he lost his temper. He hit over the back of the neck
    with his bullworker. She lost the use of the right side of her body. He got
    three years and was out in fifteen months. We saw him a while later, he was
    coaching a non-league football team in a Cornwall seaside town. I don't think
    he recognized her. My sister had put on a lot of weight from being in a chair
    all the time. She'd get me to stick pins and stub out cigarettes in her right
    hand. She'd laugh like mad because it didn't hurt. Her left hand was pretty
    good though. We'd have arm wrestling matches, I'd have to use both arms and
    she'd still beat me.

    We buried her when she was 32. Me and my Aunt, the vicar, and the man who dug
    the hole. She said she didn't want to be cremated and wanted a cheap coffin so
    the worms could get to her quickly. She said she liked the idea of it, though I
    thought it was because of what happened to the cat, and our mum. "
     
  7. Abhorsen

    Abhorsen Long Distance Voyager

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    ^ good lord that is depressing.

    for the leader in depressive gloom music, check out Nortt's latest Galgenfrist. Ambient, depressive, sludge. It works though!
     
  8. Phoenix5

    Phoenix5 d3v4s7a710n

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    Antimatter.


    This thread has had some good staying power haha.
     
  9. griev0r

    griev0r Here is Nowhere

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    Haha, didn't the latest cd have a sticker on the cover that said "Saddest band in the world"? I really like Antimatter, Epitaph is one of the most beautifully depressing songs ever. Although it's hard for me to really get into them as much as I want to, Duncan's vocals remind me of Pearl Jam sort of..
     
  10. Phoenix5

    Phoenix5 d3v4s7a710n

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    I really like Antimatter. I don't remember that sticker haha. But it wouldn't surprise me if there was one that said that. I wouldn't say they were the saddest by any means of the word haha.
     
  11. Grumble Grumble

    Grumble Grumble We die We all...

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    Antimatter, a really great band i found by accident. But yes man, i totally agree duncan's vocals sound a lot like eddie vedder of pearl jam.
     
  12. Grumble Grumble

    Grumble Grumble We die We all...

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    Also a few wks back i finally checked out my dying bride, and i must say im quite impressed.

    I seen these guys in a metal mag years and years ago when i was still listening to slipknot and the like(i was a dumb nu metal kid lolololol), and i thought them to be some emo/metalcore type band(based on band name, oh i was blind).

    Anyway....yea really good band, i checked out some vids on youtube today and i thought i would post this based on the first comment on video its a nice chuckle.

    [ame]http://youtube.com/watch?v=FwixeppJBBQ[/ame]

    poster says MDB is not doom, but they are emo, and if you want real doom, go purchase DODS. now i cant disagree, dods ownz but mdb are clearly not emo and pretty doomy. funny....i never really liked doom till i heard bmd/dods....and here i am now ranting about mdb, and swallow the sun and what not(swallow the sun, by far the coolest band name ever)
     
  13. Phoenix5

    Phoenix5 d3v4s7a710n

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    Haha, I hate when people call MDB emo, but oh well, they're allowed.

    MDB were one of the first metal bands I ever listened to on a regular basis.
     
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    Godswil Russian.

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  15. EternityRites

    EternityRites ~Vail~

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    this is getting a lot of promo, but the new Draconian fits with the katatonia /swallow the sun flavor. The only thing that keeps it from being totally depressing is Lisa's vocals are pretty light and technical, not a lot of emotion or despair, but its made up for with lyrics like this:

    one single night
    one single day before it all
    just sweeps away
    with a paradise i do not know
    through the joy i never had
    im all alone
    on my isolated throne

    why
    have you forsaken me
    why

    the days of number themselves to the grave
    and life cries
    a dream dies

    oh feral ungreatful heart
    paralyzed you drown with me
    intoxicate this bitter reality
    under the screams of apathy

    (excerpt from Morphine Cloud)
     
  16. Lisra

    Lisra starlight spectre

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    SInce this thread is still on the front page:

    the lake & murder song by the cooper temple clause.
     
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  18. Clayman77

    Clayman77 Katatoned

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    One of my favorites is ShamRain. This is lyrics from song called "Nothing":

    i used to imagine
    how it would feel
    if you could once say
    that i mean something

    the look in your eyes
    as cold as ice
    says more than
    a thousand words

    i mean nothing

    They also made a video for song "Passing Shadows". It's from last years "Goodbye to All That" album:

     
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  19. MadTinus

    MadTinus Language enthusiast

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    Cliché!! Damn...
     
  20. i aint play this

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