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Night Is The New Day

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

  1. verma

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    fo sho D:

    anywho, this album is really a BIG step in new direction. almost no verse/chorus/verse structures. they made such a big accent on this kinda liquid ambience from which i draw a parallel to the ambience of our nowadays lives or atleast something like that, but they made it in such a melancholic and almost a romantic way. this is how i feel this album and fuck, it is hard to get in it. after like 10-15 listens it is still grows and some moments are still seem so strange. but i am sure, that after 10 years it will be remembered like a fucking classic.
     
  2. myownsilence

    myownsilence The Influenced

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    This album is nothing if not just a pure feast. What grabs me mostly is that unlike viva and tgcd is tha there are a lot of top quality songs ie at least 7 or so that I love I only really liked my twin and deliberation of tgcd. Not saying I did not like the rest but nitnd is a killer for quantity.
     
  3. Vincent J.

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    Ah ok. I'll listen for that bassline then. That part seems to come out of nothing, so if it doesn't, that's good
     
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    Well, well, well ...

    So I have listened to the new album enough to have a first impression of it. It's kind of hard to put it into words but as many of you have already stated, this is more of an ambient journey that demands your attention from the first to the last song. If Ulver picked up the guitars and put back some metal into their music, Night is the New Day is not too far away of how I'd imagine it would sound. Fewer songs than on the last few albums stand out on their own, there are fewer hooks and less accessible song structures. In that way this truly is an ALBUM, and a great album too. The songs I enjoy the most are The longest year, Liberation, Inheritance, Ashen and Departer. In Departer, Jonas' lyrics reference older songs, for instance the last line he sings before Krister Linder kicks in is "it's the month of July". I like it alot. The verses of Day and then the Shade are also really great, and surprisingly catchy compared to the rest of the songs on this album. However, I'm not really happy with the chorus ... maybe it'll grow on me. I sure it will cause this album has done nothing but become better and better with each and every listen. As it feels now, this is a rock solid 9/10 and the album of the year together with Porcupine Tree's The Incident.
     
  5. i aint play this

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    Still Waiting? =p
     
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    Yep I think I've heard some references too, like "We called on the bird long before"

    I think everybody knows the song:)

    BTW, in Departer Jonas says;

    "When did you first say,I swear it's the truth "

    and Linder answers;

    "Why would I swear, you know it's the truth? "

    I liked it a lot!!! There are so many things to discover in the lyrics...
     
  7. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    There are a gazillion references. "It's the month of july". "In the dreams of sleepers" etc. :) Kinda fun. Not sure if they have an actual meaning or connection, but fun.
     
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    You didn't read out the little provocations in my post? Ok, guess I should decorate my post with some more smilies to underline some sort of cynism or sarcasm. :worship:

    And I never said that people should be grateful for the band creating an album. Wrong interpretation!

    What I just wanted to say: Certain people should calm down a bit here in the forum. And not too damn serious, ok? :cry:
     
  9. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    Interpretation of the interpretation: Calm down = Hold back your negative opinions so I don't get butthurt? :)
     
  10. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    Album's like this for me now:

    Longest Year > Forsaker > Departer > Promise of Deceit > Liberation > Idle Blood > Onward Into Battle > Nephilim > Inheritence > Day And Then The Shade > New Night
     
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    This is a great album. I really like departer. I think it's my fav track, so ambient, minimal and nuanced. Very cool.
     
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    Departer is pretty amazing indeed. Does anyone hear a typewriter-like sound in the beginning?

    The only thing I don't like in the whole album is when Linder sings ''face your fiiiears and piiierce the night'', just sounds...not good imo.
     
  13. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    I'm positively surprised by his appeareance. First I saw like "hmm, guest appearance in a Kata album.. is it really necissary with Jonas being teh pwn?" but it worked out with that song :)
     
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    Schism Evacuate, Assemble here..

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    "New Night" seems to be a bit underrated on this forum, I think it has the one of the catchiest yet emotive choruses on the album, and the verses give me that cool as hell feeling that I got from "July" on the last album. I love the ambient bridge section in the middle aswell!

    Idle blood is "Song of the Year" for me (along with "Time Flies" by PT and numerous songs of Dredgs latest masterpiece).

    I love Krister Linders voice, his solo album is angelic, and he delivers the same qualities on Departer!
     
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    His vocal performance is really cool, he is a gifted singer. I just don't like that part.
     
  16. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    Yeah, I know. I was just rambling on randomly kind of :p
     
  17. discouraged1

    discouraged1 disco my arse!

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    intro of departer reminds me a bit of a perfect circle's noose intro... which is a good thing :)
     
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    Same here and I don't like the thing that starts at 03:10 doesn't fit with the rest of the song imo. but the beginnig until linder comes in is great.
     
  19. i aint play this

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    Minor complaints apart, I think NITND is one of my favorite albums ever. I just can't suck its dick enough.
     
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    I think the coolest reference is in Onward into The Battle;

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    Where I saw you,
    On the 4th at night

    :)
     

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