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Night Is The New Day

Discussion in 'Katatonia' started by Kitiini, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Lisra

    Lisra starlight spectre

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    I find the intensity in some posts kinda disturbing. lets all chillout a bit..

    as for the album. its good. in fact parts are musically brilliant. but just like tgcd for it it needs time to sink in. for me it feels very.. radical a change and I need to absorb it into the KATATONIA file in my head/heart/memory. But on its own, as a piece of music its astonishing.
     
  2. LifeDepraved

    LifeDepraved My soul got a crack

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    Finally got around to listen to the album on a proper stereo system, or at least equivalent in some way...and damn this baby is rock solid atmosphere the whole way through.

    Grade A Katatonia material. I still don't care for Kristen's vocals, but one half of a song won't ruin the whole album to me...probably their finest moment.

    And I don't care if Idle Blood gets compared to Opeth or PT...this is their most beautiful song ever...even beats Quiet World for me(...well maybe).

    Can't wait for 5.1 :D
     
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    I gotta say, to all you guys complaining that Night Is The New Day isn't The Great Cold Distance or Viva Emptiness, why would you want it to be? I love the older material just as much as all you guys but I was dying to see the new direction Katatonia planned on taking with their music and I must say, Night Is The New Day couldn't have been any better.
     
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    pretty much impossible for a band to try and appeal to everyone, so i imagine theyd make shit they enjoy. rightly so.
     
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    You didn't understand anything at all. But who cares?
     
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    You felt addressed? People seem to be a bit sensitive here, in it? :loco:
     
  7. Vincent J.

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    Here I was thinking that I loved the album yesterday and the day before...
    Today it has grown so much on me again. Now I LOVE it!
    I'm growing more fond of the 'weaker' parts. And even my favorite parts are growing better every day.
    They did something really special on this record.

    Btw, the only part I can't really get into is the moment before the second chorus in Onward Into Battle (2:32-2:48). Any thoughts?
     
  8. FlawedCoil82

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    Yep. That's the part that I didn't like either. It doesn't seem like it fits the feel of the rest of the song. I would have rather just heard a nice guitar lead during that part. It's too 'forceful' sounding or something. I can't explain it better but I know my eyebrow raised when I heard that song the first time through. Apart from that though, "Onward Into Battle" is one of my top favorites.
    Jack
     
  9. nizzon

    nizzon f.k.a Qth

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    Says the guy who who tells everyone to only say good things about the album. :rolleyes:
     
  10. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    Words of truth.
     
  11. i aint play this

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    Yep I found that part kinda random and euphoric at first but then I noticed that it's quite similar to the bass melody before it, so it sort of makes sense now, I enjoy it.
     
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    MiniMoose is wathing his mailbox...come damnit come!!! :cry:
     
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    I feel your pain too :cry:
     
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    Promise of Deceit, Departer and Ashen. They are all I can get out of this album so far. Hoping to find some more to enjoy...


    Edit: I like Liberation too but the intro is just too annoying for me...
     
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    Ok, after some 100 spins of the cd my faves are: the longest year, onward into battle, new night and departer. But all songs are ok.
    I like this album way more than TGCD, which i didn't like all that much.
    I think the big problem is that Jonas is the main songwriter for the band now, and i really miss the melodic and beautiful guitar leads from Anders in Discouraged Ones, Tonights Decision and Last fair Deal Gone Down, which was for me the last Katatonia masterpiece.

    If i was to rate all kata albuns it would be something like this:
    Out of 10

    BMD - 9.5
    SOD EP -9.5
    DO - 9.5
    TD - 9
    LFDGD - 9.5
    VE - 8
    TGCD - 7
    NITND - 8.5

    And there are some other songs from Singles that everybody knows that are great: Dissolving Bounds, Unfurl, and my fave: SULFUR. In this song we have great examples of what i miss about katatonia. The beautiful guitar leadsby Anders.
     
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    And what didn't I understand? You were pretty clear. Or is that just the best defense you have? You think people should be grateful for the band creating the album; regardless of whether they hate it or not. Why? It wasn't a favor. Secondly, everyone is entitled to their opinion. Whether or not the band worked hard at creating this album is totally irrelevant to how one will feel about it objectively. Such is the case with anything.
     
  17. Brave.Archangel

    Brave.Archangel Inside the City of Glass

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    Was the same for me, but after some digestion, it has grown on me fittingly. At first it seemed so out of place, but now it kinda reminds me of a dark, contemporary heavy groovin' katatonic 70s prog rock lick :kickass:
     
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    insidethefall somewhere nowhere

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    At first I didn't like it, it was pretty erratic and seemed to take away something from the song, but now that I expect it, it seems kinda cool.
     
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    You have a really good point here. Sometimes expectations can ruin an album before you even listen to it. This time around I had absolutely no idea what this album would contain, and I made no promises to myself that I would love/hate or anything in between. I just kinda took it at face value and was amazed after the 3rd day of listening. I think too many people create these unfounded wishes on what they want the album to be. It goes back to the fact that some of my all time favorite albums were the ones that I almost discovered by accident.
     
  20. Brave.Archangel

    Brave.Archangel Inside the City of Glass

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    This record > all of our opinions
     

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